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The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Research Education Component (REC) Core is pleased to announce our 2023 REC Scholars: Rashmita Basu, PhD (East Carolina University); Michael Fernandes de Almeida, PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill); and Aaron Reuben, PhD, MEM (Duke University). REC scholars will be supported in their development as investigators in Alzheimer’s disease. REC scholars have access to training in the core research competencies necessary for success as an independent scientist; training in basic, clinical, and translational research concepts necessary for success in furthering innovative research on Alzheimer’s disease; and mentorship to advance their research independence.
North Carolina ADRCs, Duke-UNC ADRC and Wake Forest ADRC, gathered together on February 14, 2023, for the first ADRC NC Summit. Core leaders from each of the centers came together to share ideas and develop future partnerships between the two NC Alzheimer’s centers. Dr. Heather Whitson, Duke-UNC ADRC co-director described the importance of such an event: “This meeting really crystallized the extraordinary collaborative potential here. WFU ADRC and Duke/UNC ADRC are highly aligned in terms of vision, culture, and mission, yet we bring different and complementary sets of resources to the fight against ADRC. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than strengthening science and relationships with our “sister Center”?”
Dr. Marianne Chanti-Ketterl had great conversations about Alzheimer’s disease research with UNC-Pembroke students and staff at the Part-time Job & Volunteer Fair on January 11 at the UNCP Student Center.
She met up with Victoria Huggins, advocate for Alzheimer’s disease awareness, journalist, former Miss North Carolina, and member of the Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core’s Community Leader Advisory Board – CoLAB (pictured).
Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Aging Center Director, was interviewed this week on Newsy’s program “The Why” discussing healthy longevity and health pitfalls to avoid on the road to a long life. Click here to view the video clip: https://video.snapstream.net/Play/arausbsQ6f1A0KcBcwqDpz?accessToken=bn02pevtyrx0k
The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC, NIA P30AG028716) promotes research and discovery in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD+ADRD) through its core resources. The central theme of our ADRC is to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that mediate the development, progression, and experience of Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are highly encouraged to leverage the services and resources of the ADRC Cores. For example, awardees have access to the expertise of a biostatistician and statistical support may be contributed or contracted, depending on the level of need. More information on Core resources: Duke/UNC ADRC Core Details
Purpose of the Award: The goal of the ADRC developmental project program is to stimulate and support innovative, high potential lines of research related to our theme: to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that contribute to the development, progression, or experience of AD. With this request for applications, we expect to fund at least one 1-year development project beginning July 1, 2023. Projects that represent a collaboration between Duke and UNC investigators are strongly encouraged and are eligible to request funding from both schools. DP awardees are supported by the ADRC Cores listed above. Awardees are expected to pursue external funding in their research area and applications should convey the plan to use findings from the developmental project to inform or justify future applications.
The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC, NIA P30AG028716) promotes career development in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD+ADRD) research through its core resources. The central theme of our ADRC is to identify age-related changes across the lifespan that mediate the development, progression, and experience of Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are encouraged to leverage the services and resources of the ADRC Cores
Purpose of the Award: The goal of the ADRC Research Education Component (REC) is to promote the development of future research leaders who are conducting basic, translational, or clinical AD+ADRD research within the focus area of age-related changes across the lifespan. The REC will award up to 4 REC Scholar awards annually, of 2-year duration, with funding beginning July 1, 2023. The award can cover salary, project support, and research career development activities. REC Scholars are supported by the ADRC Cores listed above, and meet regularly with a mentorship team including ADRC Investigators. At the conclusion of the award, REC Scholars are expected to pursue external funding in their research area.