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Keith N. Fargo, Ph.D.

Director of Scientific Programs and Outreach — Alzheimer's Association

Keith N. Fargo is the director of scientific programs and outreach, medical and scientific relations, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Fargo is head of the Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch program, which links those suffering from Alzheimer’s, along with their caregivers and family, to clinical studies in their area.

His other projects include managing the Alzheimer’s Association scientific publications, such as "Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures," and he is involved in the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISAART), a community of physicians, scientists, and other professionals relentlessly researching dementia.

In 1997, Fargo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Behavorial Studies from Indiana University East. He graduated as the Naomi R. Osborne Scholar, given to the graduate with the highest grade point average, and in 2009 he was honored with the IU East Distinguished Alumni Award.

Fargo earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the IU College of Arts and Sciences in 2006. After serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Loyola University Chicago, he joined Edward Hines, Jr. (VA) Hospital as a Research Scientist, and he further contributed to Loyola University Chicago as a Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics before joining the Alzheimer’s Association.

Not only are Hoosiers proud of Fargo’s illustrious academic career at Indiana University, but are also honored to note that he was married in the Beck Chapel across from the Indiana Memorial Union. Fargo currently resides in Naperville, Indiana, where he thoroughly enjoys eating Laughing Planet burritos.

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