Press Release

BrightFocus Foundation Statement on the Passing of Peter Davies, PhD.

The following statement was issued by Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, BrightFocus Foundation Vice President for Scientific Affairs:

BrightFocus Foundation mourns the recent passing of Peter Davies, PhD.  A globally-recognized leader in research on Alzheimer’s and related dementia, Dr. Davies served on our Scientific Review Committee for this field for 11 years, including six years as its chair.

Through this role, Dr. Davies left a lasting legacy of pivotal, early career support for a generation of promising Alzheimer’s researchers, many of whom have gone on to achieve great scientific distinction and impact.  He believed strongly in the power of innovation, opening up the Alzheimer’s research field to new and more diverse approaches to ending this disease.

Peter Davies was a scientific pioneer, a generous mentor, and a catalyst for innovation and collaboration.  He will be greatly missed.

This content was first posted on: September 18, 2020

The information provided in this section is a public service of BrightFocus Foundation, and should not in any way substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional, and is not intended to constitute medical advice. Although we take efforts to keep the medical information on our website updated, we cannot guarantee that the information on our website reflects the most up-to-date research. Please consult your physician for personalized medical advice; all medications and supplements should only be taken under medical supervision. BrightFocus Foundation does not endorse any medical product or therapy.

Some of the content in this section is adapted from other sources, which are clearly identified within each individual item of information.

Don't miss out.
Receive research updates, inspiring stories, and expert advice
Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Keep me informed about: *
Please select at least one.
You must select at least one disease category.