ADDF Call for Proposals: Advancing Peripheral Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

July 18, 2018 — The $30 million initiative 'Diagnostics Accelerator' challenges the research community to develop cutting-edge biomarkers and explore novel diagnostic technologies that would reduce the impact of Alzheimer's Disease. Submit a proposal. Letter of Intent: Sept 14; Full Application: Nov 16.

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ADRC’s George M. Martin comments on the potential of anti-aging drugs

July 13, 2018 — In: Experimental Drugs Boost Elderly Immune Systems, Raising Hopes For Anti-Aging Effect, NPR

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New Paper (Wijsman, Larson, Kukull): Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain

June 28, 2018 — The genome-wide association data analysis found common genetic risk among people with psychiatric disorders, especially those with ADHD, bipolar, anxiety, major depression, and schizophrenia. Neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, each had very distinct genetic risk variants. Co-authors of this large study published in Science include Ellen Wijsman, Eric B. Larson, and Walter Kukull.

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New NIA Funding Opportunity for Down Syndrome Research

June 25, 2018 — For existing NIH grants, administrative supplements are available for research focused on co-occurring conditions in individuals with Down syndrome, such as Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Application due date: July 23, 2018

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Job Opportunity: Brown endowed research professorship in AD research

June 22, 2018 — Brown University is recruiting for an endowed professorship in laboratory or translational Alzheimer's Disease research with an open rank, to help build a robust bench to beside AD research program that complements clinical and basic research programs . See more here.

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June 15th: 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline for the International Conference on FTD

June 11, 2018 — Submit your abstracts for oral presentations, data blitz presentations, and poster displays for the 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline for the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias.

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Upcoming Guest Speaker: Dr. Charlie Bernick, MD, MPH, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

June 05, 2018 — June 13, 4-5pm: Head trauma and risk of neurodegeneration: hot topic or hot mess?

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July 6th deadline: AHA/ Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group are accepting applications for basic science research award(s) of up to $43 million over 8 years

May 30, 2018 — The intent American Heart Association / Allen Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment award(s) is to fund large-scale integrated research that will identify novel, early, actionable, biological contributors to causes of age-related cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease.

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ADRC Director Dr. Tom Grabowski Receives 2018 Distinguished Investigator Award

May 30, 2018 — The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research has recognized 42 researchers, including ADRC Director Dr. Tom Grabowski, for their accomplishments in the field of medical imaging.

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Job Opportunity: Translational Imaging Scientist (UC Davis School of Medicine)

May 29, 2018 — The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a translational imaging scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

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