President and CEO, National Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Impact Movement
Harry Johns has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2005. Since his arrival, the Alzheimer’s Association has built new momentum for its vision of a world without Alzheimer’s, including the first nationwide campaign to increase understanding and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, an emphasis on accelerated treatment progress through the promotion of participation in clinical studies, a campaign to enhance early detection of the disease, tools designed to support both individuals with the disease and their caregivers, and targeted research funding to advance diagnosis and treatment. Harry was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2011 to serve as a member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. He also serves as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and on the Executive Committee of Research!America. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, he was one of the four members of the executive team of the American Cancer Society.
Session: Welcome Luncheon & Lecture
Health & Aging | Friday, September 16, 2016
Chancellor Rebecca Chopp welcomes Harry Johns, President and CEO of the National Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, to campus. Johns will speak about the important work of DU’s new Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, which opens this October.