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Daniel Perry

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Daniel Perry

President and Chief Executive Officer
Alliance for Aging Research


Daniel Perry is the president and chief executive officer of the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1986, the Alliance is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for promoting a broad agenda of medical and scientific research to improve the health and independence of older Americans. Mr. Perry's background spans a wide range of health policy, governmental, political and journalistic experience. Mr. Perry held staff positions for more than a dozen years on Capitol Hill, including special assistant to the Majority Whip of the U.S. Senate. He was appointed during the first Bush Administration to the Federal Task Force on Aging Research. He was also named by President Clinton to the Advisory Board of the White House Conference on Aging and served as a delegate to the 1995 and 2005 White House Conferences on Aging. He is chairman of the ACT-AD Coalition (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease) comprised of some 50 member organizations, as well as the multi-organization Friends of the National Institute on Aging. Mr. Perry is past president and currently vice president and director of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), leading over 100 U.S. patient groups, medical organizations and research universities in the fight to advance stem cell research and regenerative medicine. He is an advisor to the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

750 17th St. NW
Washington  20006
United States
Office Phone: 
(202) 293-2856
Office Fax: 
(202) 785-8574


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