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Local Grant Recipients

Recipients of research grants for 2017 & 2018

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research worldwide.  Since 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association has invested over $405 million in more than 2600 scientific investigations. Currently, the Association is investing over $110 million in nearly 400 best-of-field active projects in 18 countries. The Alzheimer’s Association made its largest-ever research investment in 2017 with grants of more than $28 million to over 129 scientific investigations.  For more information on our International Research Grants Program, please visit our grants website.  

Alzheimer’s Association Grants to MA/NH Researchers

 

2018 Local Grant Recipients – MA/NH Chapter

 

Emer McGrath, MD 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2018 Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Scientist Fellowship
Serum Biomarkers for Predicting Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Sarinnapha M. Vasunilashorn, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2018 Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship
Genetic and Inflammatory Mechanisms of Delirium and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dominic Walsh, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2018 Zenith Fellows Award
A Blood-Based Molecular Fingerprint for Early Alzheimer’s Disease

 

2017 Local Grant Recipients – MA/NH Chapter

 

Rebecca Amariglio, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Examining the trajectory of Subjective Cognitive Decline in preclinical AD

 

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals
Alzheimer’s Combination Therapy Opportunities Grant

 

Jonathan Cherry, PhD
Boston University
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship
Unique neuroimmune signature in Alzheimer’s disease compared to CTE

 

Se Hoon Choi, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Targeting Adult Neurogenesis for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy

 

Franz Hefti, PhD
Proclara Biosciences
2017 Part the Cloud: Translational Research Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease
Phase I Study with NPT088, a Fusion Protein to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Ksenia Kastanenka, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Characterization of Neuronal Network Disruptions in Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Tae Ho Lee, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
A Novel Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Disease Signaling Pathway

 

Alexander Lin, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Cerebral Perfusion and Metabolism in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

 

Pei-Jung Lin, PhD
Tufts Medical Center
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in ADRD Diagnosis, Treatment and Costs

 

Marta Olah, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship
Innate Immune Cells in Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Association

 

Joel Salinas, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Katzman Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Research
Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association 

 

Karin Schon, PhD
Boston University
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant
Perceived racism as a chronic stressor and cognition in Black Seniors

 

Alberto Serrano-Pozo, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship
Transcriptomic Changes of Astrocytes in Alzheimer’s disease

 

Hyun-Sik Yang, MD
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2017 Alzheimer’s Association Clinical Fellowship
Pathophysiologic link between TDP-43 pathology and Alzheimer’s disease