New $25 million Goizueta gift catapults Alzheimer's Disease research in Georgia

The Goizueta Foundation has made a new $25 million gift to Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, on top of $29 million it has given the Center since 2014, for a total of $54 million.

The Center will now be named the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to recognize the family foundation’s generosity. The Goizueta Foundation was founded by the late Roberto C. Goizueta, a long time CEO of The Coca-Cola Co., and his wife, Olga C. Goizueta, who passed away in November 2015.

Dr. Allan Levey, director of the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center who also chairs Emory University’s Department of Neurology, said the Goizueta Foundation gifts will catapult Georgia into being a leading research center for Alzheimer’s, a disease that is increasing dramatically as our population ages.

“I believe Georgia can become a leading site in the country to develop an ecosystem to advance brain health and prevent the global burden of brain health diseases,” Dr. Levey said. Dr. Levey is also a NS faculty member.

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