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Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

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Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D.
Potomac, United States

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Alzheimer's & Dementia


Yale University - BA 1961 Case Western Reserve University - PhD 1968 College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University - Post-doctoral 1967-1969


Zaven Khachaturian, PhD, is the President of the Campaign to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020 [PAS2020] Inc. He is also a Senior Science Advisor to the Alzheimer's Association; the Editor-in-Chief of Alzheimer's & Dementia: Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. His career spans several four decades of major high-level positions requiring strategic decisions regarding research policies and program development. He is generally acknowledged as the ‘Founder - Chief Architect' of the extramural research programs on Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer supported by the National Institution on Aging (NIA) / National Institutes of Health [NIH]. Formerly he served the dual role of Director, Office of Alzheimer's Disease, responsible for coordinating all Alzheimer's disease related activities NIH-wide; as well as the Associate Director for the Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program (NNA) at the NIA/NIH. His academic training includes: BA Yale 1961 / PhD Case-Western Reserve 1967 / Post-doctoral College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia 1967-1968.

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Member reports the following financial or other potential conflicts of interest:

We KRA, Inc., have consulting agreements with the Alzheimer’s Association, Toyama Chemical Co. (Japan), and GSK.