Alzheimer's Researcher Mark Smith Dies at 45

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CLARKSBURG, MD.-The American Health Assistance Foundation expresses our sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Mark Smith. A former AHAF grantee, Smith was an eminent scientist who advanced research on Alzheimer's disease and the biology of aging, contributing to more than 800 studies in his field. He will be greatly missed, as his passing marks a significant loss in the Alzheimer's scientific community.

The Alzforum has published additional information about his untimely death and encourages those who knew him to post comments and tributes to his life and his many contributions. Please visit

The American Health Assistance Foundation ( is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related degenerative diseases. The foundation funds research on Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. It also provides public education about these diseases, including risk factors, preventative lifestyles, current treatments, and coping strategies.