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ADCC Pilot Research Grants

FY2007 Pilots
FY2008 Pilots
FY2009 Pilots
FY2010 Pilots

Part of CNDR and focused on research in Alzheimer's disease, Penn's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) provides funds to support pilot research projects.

In years past, pilot research projects - one in a joint effort with the Institute for Medicine and Engineering - were funded as one-year, non-renewable grants, with funding at up to $28,000, to support pilot research projects on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or management of dementia of the Alzheimer's type or related conditions.

Beginning in 2008, Penn ADCC will fund two pilot research projects at $50,000 each, again to support pilot research projects on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or management of dementia of the Alzheimer's type or related conditions for one year.

Pilot Research Grants for FY 2007:

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Development of zebrafish expressing human tau as a model for Alzheimer's disease. (by Rita Balice-Gordon, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience)

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Histone deacetylase 6, the misfolded protein response and neurodegeneration. (by J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology)

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Hippocampus-specific analysis of brain activity: Application to fMRI studies of semantic learning in Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia. (by Paul A. Yushkevich, Department of Radiology; In collaboration with the Institute for Medicine and Engineering)

Pilot Research Grants for FY 2008:

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Creating a zebrafish model to study alpha-synuclein normal function and role in pathology. (by Aaron D. Gitler, Ph.D., Department of Cell and Developmental Biology)
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Reversing A-beta and tau amyloidogenesis and associated proteotoxcity. (by James Shorter, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Pilot Research Grants for FY 2009:

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Functional studies of a novel gene linked to late onset Alzheimer's Disease (by J. Kevin Foskett, Ph.D., Department of Physiology)
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Longitudinal effect of neurodegeneration on language-network neuroanatomy & cognition (by James C. Gee, Ph.D., Department of Radiology)

 

Pilot Research Grants for FY 2010:

Puzzle Piece
"Testing for Calcium Dysregulation in a New Fly AD Model" (by Thomas A. Jongens, Ph.D., Department of Genetics)
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"Exploration of Episodic Memory Enhancement in Aging with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation" (by David A. Wolk, M.D., Department of Neurology)

Pilot Research Grants for FY 2011:

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"Combining yeast and human genetics to discover novel ALS disease genes" (by Vivianna M. Van Deerlin, Ph.D., Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)
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"Transcriptomic changes in neurodegenerative brain using RNA sequencing" (by Li-San Wang, Ph.D., Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)