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Pierre N. Tariot


Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Research Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Pierre N. Tariot is the director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. His career is focused on the care and study of people with and at risk for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, with special emphasis on design and implementation of clinical trials for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, development of biomarkers, and demonstration of effective dementia care.

Dr. Tariot’s experience includes conceiving, funding, and implementing single-center and multicenter trials and serving as the principal investigator on more than 50 clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s disease. He has published more than 350 papers on these topics and has served as first author on studies that have led to approval of several medications by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Along with colleagues Jessica Langbaum, PhD, and Eric Reiman, MD, Dr. Tariot leads the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative. He also leads the Banner Dementia Care Initiative, a program designed to demonstrate the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of standardized care for people with dementia in a large healthcare system.

The recipient of several awards, including the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for Neuroscience, a National Institute of Mental Health Geriatric Mental Health Academic Award, and the 2005 UCLA Turken Award, Dr. Tariot was named the 2012 Geriatrician of the Year by the Arizona Geriatrics Society. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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