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    News Update – May 6, 2022

    Good News and Kudos

    Congratulations to ADRC advisor, Stephen Lisberger, Duke’s George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research and chair of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine, for his election into the National Academy of Sciences. Learn more >

    The Duke-UNC ADRC was featured in this Duke Health news story: Studying Early Signs of Dementia in Younger, More Diverse Patient Population

    Funding Opportunity

    The letter of intent deadline for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)’s Accelerating Drug Discovery for Frontotemporal Degeneration RFP is May 20, 2022.

    This RFP supports innovative small molecule and biologic (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapy) drug development programs for frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The average duration of the award is one year with potential for follow-on funding, and the average award amount is $100,000-$150,000 based on stage and scope of research. For scientific inquiries, contact mowen@alzdiscovery.org.

    Scholars Program

     Establishing Independence: Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Independent Scholars (ARDIS) program

    Blog by Andrew Singleton, Director, Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD)

    Are you an early-career researcher wanting to establish yourself as an independent investigator? The Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) and its Alzheimer and Related Dementias Independent Scholars (ARDIS) Program present a new, unique opportunity to help achieve your goals.

    Through the ARDIS Program, CARD offers early career researchers a term-limited, independent principal investigator appointment, generous resources, and access to research cores and infrastructure within CARD and the broader NIH Intramural Research Program. Read the full blog post >


    2nd Annual Boston University Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program (FHS-BAP) Symposium

    The 2nd annual BU FHS-BAP Symposium will be held on May 17th, 1:00pm-4:30pm EST (virtual). The theme of this year’s symposium is “Life Course Factors and Social Disparities of Dementia.” Six internationally renowned speakers will give presentations on their research.  Registration is required.


    May 10, 8:30 am – 12 pm
    Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes Symposium (virtual) – A Duke-UNC ADRC panel discussion will include co-directors, Heather Whitson, MD, and Gwenn Garden, MD, as panelists and Suzanne Craft, PhD, from the Wake Forest ADRC as the moderator.
    Register >

     May 17, 1 pm – 4:30 pm
    2nd annual Boston University Framingham Heart Study – Brain Aging Program Symposium (virtual)
    Register >

    May 25, 11 am
    UNC BRIC Seminar Series: “Brain imaging genetics for Alzheimer’s disease: integrated analysis and machine learning”
    Li Shen, PhD, FAIMBE
    Meeting ID: 942 0521 9878, Passcode: 150444

    May 26, 4pm
    ADRC IDEAS Forum
    Melissa Harris, PhD, RN – Development of a Dyadic Stress Management Toolkit for Dementia Caring Dyad
    Ling Wu, MD, PhD – New Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Tauopathies Diagnosis
    Zoom link >
    Meeting ID: 934 1924 5781, Passcode: 115380

    June 24, 5 pm – 7pm; June 25, 9 am – 4:15 pm
    Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s disease-related Medical research at Duke and UNC (SLAM-DUNC)
    Duke Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center
    Open to researchers, clinicians, and trainees from Duke, UNC, NCCU, UNC-Pembroke, and ECU
    Learn More and Register >