Announcements

Revised, Expanded NACC FY2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement: New Investigator Awards

October 20, 2017 — The New Investigator Awards will be funded at a level of $135,000 each (total costs) and no longer require focus solely on the secondary analysis of NACC data, plus other new highlights. Read more.

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WATCH: Updated Diagnostic Criteria and Management of Lewy Body Dementia, DLB Consortium

October 16, 2017 — The new criteria elevate the importance of REM sleep disorder and incorporate the biomarker MIBG. DLB Consortium leaders hope that the diagnostic and management guidelines help clinicians catch more DLB cases. This resource will make this cognition and movement disorder more tractable for biomarker research, longitudinal cohorts, and clinical trials. Have you adopted the guidelines? What’s working, what’s not? How are they informing your research? View here.

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NIH completes atlas of human DNA differences that influence gene expression

October 11, 2017 — This atlas is a critical resource for the scientific community interested in how individual genomic variation leads to biological differences, like healthy and diseased states, across human tissues and cell types. The culmination of work from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Consortium, the atlas catalogs how genomic variation influences how genes are turned off and on.

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ITHS now accepting applications for three ITHS career development programs

October 11, 2017 — ITHS Education Program supports investigators, graduate students, and scholars, through training opportunities and mentored career development. Applications have just opened for all three structured education programs. Applications are due October 30, 2017.

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LBD University: Updated Diagnostic Criteria and Management of Lewy Body Dementia

October 06, 2017 — The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium (including ADRC's Debby Tsuang) published updated diagnostic criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies in the journal Neurology. This 10/10 webinar will highlight the key changes for healthcare professionals to better diagnosis and manage their DLB patients. Register here!

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New Paper: Translational geroscience: A new paradigm for 21st century medicine

October 05, 2017 — Published in Translational Medicine of Aging, ADRC's Dr. Matt Kaeberlein provides an overview of the field of translational geroscience, which he believes will become the paradigm for the practice of medicine in the 21st century. He cites initial clinical data indicates that geroprotective compounds such as rapamycin and metformin may delay or reverse age-related disease in otherwise healthy elderly people.

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Public comment period on the Bree Recommendations for Alzheimer’s Disease in WA State

October 03, 2017 — The WA State Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Report and Recommendations has been approved for dissemination for a 4- week public comment. Read the draft and take the survey, available here.

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Announcing the 2017 UW-Philips Pilot Project Program (UWP-PPP)

October 03, 2017 — The UW Department of Radiology is pleased to announce the 2017 UW-Philips Pilot Project Program (UWP-PPP)for UW faculty members. There is a set aside of $200,000 (inclusive of F&A costs) to fund 2-5 pilot research projects in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and clinical informatics

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Call for ADRC Pilot Project Proposals!

September 18, 2017 — The UW ADRC seeks proposals for one-year pilot projects that use its resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The UW ADRC will fund at least two awards for junior researchers of up $30,000 each, and one award of up to $75,000, which is also open to established researchers new to the ADRC.

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For Researchers: New Data Sets/ Expanded Resources from NCRAD/NIAGADS

September 18, 2017 — Read the combined September Newsletter of the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS)/ National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD)

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