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UNC's Gillings Appointed by UK’s Prime Minister to Accelerate Diagnosis, Treatment, Cure for Dementia

Dr. Dennis Gillings has been appointed by United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to serve as World Dementia Envoy. In that role, Dr. Gillings will establish and lead a World Dementia Council to raise funds for research toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Gillings, founder and executive chair of Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, and benefactor of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a biostatistician who is expert in the workings of clinical trials. He served as a faculty member in the UNC biostatistics department for more than 15 years.