Healthy Brains Together Fall 2022 Newsletter

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Healthy Brains Together Summer 2022 Newsletter

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Call for Applications – ADRC Developmental Projects Scholars

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.

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Call for Applications – ADRC REC Scholars

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.

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AD research Post-Doc positions

The Duke Medical Center has two new post-doc positions open in AD research – Neurodegenerative Disease Proteomic Analysis Postdoc Position, and Neuroimaging Postdoc Position.

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Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson receives Lifetime Achievement Award in AD research

Duke-UNC ADRC Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease Research

We at the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) are troubled by the recently reported research misconduct by an Alzheimer’s researcher at another university. Our Center is built on the idea that Alzheimer’s disease can only be combatted through collaboration, innovation, and rigorous research. Although the allegations in the report do not involve our Center or investigators, we take issue with any data falsification in our field: it is an abuse of public trust and research funding. 

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Inaugural SLAM-DUNC Symposium

The inaugural Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s Disease Medical Research at Duke and UNC (SLAM-DUNC) took place on June 24th and 25th at Duke University’s Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center in Durham, North Carolina. The symposium was filled with inspiration and conversations about the Duke – UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s (ADRC) work to bring together leading researchers in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias across the two major research institutions. 

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