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FASNR Announces Alzheimer's Imaging Research Program Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients of the first ASNR Alzheimer's Imaging Research Program grants.

Principal Investigator: Rahul Desikan, MD, PhD
Title of Proposal: Multi-dimensional prediction of Alzheimer’s disease risk
Amount funded: $230,865
Academic rank: Clinical Fellow
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Department: Neuroradiology Section, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Street Address: 505 Parnassus Avenue, L352
City, State, Zip: San Francisco, CA

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D.
Title of Proposal: High-Resolution Intracortical DTI for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Amount funded: $230,426
Academic rank: Professor of Radiology (Tenured)
Institution: Duke University School of Medicine
Department: Radiology
Street Address: Duke Hospital North, Erwin Road
City, State, Zip: Durham, NC 27710-3808

Principal Investigator: Meng Law, MD, FRACR
Title of Proposal: Multi-Shell HARDI/FOD and Structural MRI of White and Gray Matter Connectomics with
Allopregnanolone Regenerative Therapy in MCI and Alzheimers Disease

Amount funded: $205,945
Academic rank: Professor, Director of Neuroradiology & Director of USC National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Alzheimers Disease Research Center (ADRC) Neuroimaging Core
Institution: University of Southern California
Department: Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Biomedical Engineering
Street Address: 1520 San Pablo St, HCC
City, State, Zip: Los Angeles, CA 90033

PI: Sterling C. Johnson, PhD
Title of Proposal: Tau, amyloid and cerebral vascular health in people at
risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Amount funded: $100,000 (1 year)
Academic Rank: Jean R. Finley Professor of Dementia and Geriatrics
Institution: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Street Address: 600 Highland Ave,  J5/Mezz MC:2420 Clinical Science Center
City, State, Zip: Madison, WI 53792

Principal Investigator: David J. Mikulis, MD
Project Title: Developing an imaging biomarker for Alzheimer’s dementia based on vascular
dysfunction

Amount funded: $229,650
Academic Rank: Director of Diagnostic
Neurovascular Imaging at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Institutions: Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto