Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Alzheimer’s Disease Center Director

RI, Providence

Providence, RI – Brown University, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the Care New England (CNE) Health System announce two extraordinary leadership opportunities in the prevention, detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. These positions, described below, represent a commitment by the University and its affiliated clinical systems to make impactful advances in the prevention and treatment of this debilitating disease. Our firm, WittKieffer, a nationally recognized search firm in healthcare and education has been retained to assist with recruitment of these positions.

Director, Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Two founding gifts to Brown University totaling $30 million catalyzed the establishment of the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Housed within the University’s Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, the Center is committed to advancing early detection and individualized treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, through basic and translational research. The Carney Institute is an internationally recognized research institute with a history of significant discoveries and highly successful collaborative research in the brain sciences. A $100 million namesake gift in 2018 established Carney as one of the best-endowed university brain institutes in the country. 

The Director, Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research will be a successful scientist and inspiring leader who guides the growth and direction of Alzheimer’s research at Carney. The Director will be an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Ph.D. with an outstanding record of leadership, cutting-edge research and mentorship. The successful Director will have a bold purpose-driven mission that builds on existing expertise and resources at Brown, including, the Memory and Aging Program described below, and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the brain sciences. 

Director of the Memory and Aging Program Butler Hospital

The Butler Hospital Memory & Aging Program (MAP) is a worldwide leader in Alzheimer’s disease clinical and translational research. An affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, MAP has a 20+ year history of excellence in clinical care, training, and cutting-edge research aimed at developing new and better ways to detect, treat, and someday even prevent Alzheimer’s. The program works together with health care providers, community groups, other research organizations, and everyday people with normal memory or some degree of memory loss who are willing to participate in the research needed to bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease. 

The Director will be an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., is a nationally recognized leader in Alzheimer’s Disease and have extensive experience in clinical research and clinical trials. The Director will have a compelling vision and will integrate and grow the Memory and Aging program collaborating with scientists and clinicians from the University and its two clinical partners, Lifespan and Care New England. 

Confidential interest, nominations or referrals can be sent to Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. and Walter Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A. via email at: tporter@wittkieffer.com or 508-369-0231.

Brown University and Care New England are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and educators. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are provided.

The Brown University and Care New England value candidates who have experience working in settings with students and trainees from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Brown University and Care New England are distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership and respect. Both organizations value candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that is integral to the mission of the University.