The MetLife Foundation Awards in Medical Research work to stimulate novel research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

2016 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's disease winners John Cirrito, Inna Slutsky, Miia Kivipelto, and Guojun Bu pose with MetLife Foundation President and CEO, A. Dennis White (center).

Effective 2017, MetLife Foundation will
no longer be funding Alzheimer’s disease medical research and public awareness campaigns.

This decision reflects the Foundation’s commitment to focus its resources on grant-making aimed at financial inclusion, a global grant making priority adopted in 2013. The Foundation is grateful for the ongoing efforts of physicians, researchers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders working to address and find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. 

Nominations closed.


2016 Advisory Committee


David Holtzman, MD (Chair)

Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman 

Department of Neurology

Washington University School of Medicine

Karen H. Ashe, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Director of the Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care

Edmund Wallace and Anne Marie Tulloch Chairs in Neurology and Neuroscience

University of Minnesota Medical School

Mathias Jucker, PhD

Professor, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of Tübingen, Germany

Edward H. Koo, MD

Professor of Neurosciences

University of California, San Diego

Sangram S. Sisodia, PhD

Thomas Reynolds Sr. Professor of Neurosciences

Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology

The University of Chicago

Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology, Research

Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit,

Massachusetts General Hospital

John Trojanowski, MD, PhD

Director, Institute on Aging

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

University of Pennsylvania

Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania