Our Impact

2022 The University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

$584,622

  • The research study entitled, In vivo assessment of neuroimmune response to AD pathology and neurodegeneration, led by Dr. Victor L. Villemagne, recognized as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Mind” based on his citations ranking in the top 1% globally in the field of Neuroscience and currently ranked #19 in the world among Alzheimer’s disease experts (2022)
  • Ascertain the association of astrogliosis with Alzheimer’s disease pathology, cerebrovascular disease, and neuro degeneration, which will provide critical knowledge for the design of future preventative strategies for Alzheimer’s disease

2021 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

$296,215

  • The research study entitled, Circulating Inflammatory Factors in Early Stage Dementia, led by Dr. Lynn Bekris, co-director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Aging and Neurodegeneration Biobank and Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Biomarker Core Director
  • Identify and define key inflammatory factors that are active in the early stages of dementia

2020 COLUMBIA MEDICAL SCHOOL’S ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER

$500,000

  • The research study entitled, Alzheimer’s-related endosomal dysfunction and CSF tau, led by Dr. Scott Small, Director of the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Columbia University
  • Investigate the cause of cerebro-spinal fluid elevation of the protein tau in Alzheimer Disease and to further research on the trafficking hypothesis as the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

2019 YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE’S CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE, NEURODEGENERATION AND REPAIR PROGRAM

$600,000

  • The research study entitled, High Fidelity Alzheimer’s Disease Models for Pathophysiological Investigation and Therapeutic Development, led by Dr. Stephen M. Strittmatter Director of Yale University School of Medicine’s Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair Program
  • Develop therapeutic methods to protect synapses, the specialized connections between nerve cells, from Amyloid-beta triggered degeneration. Success will rescue the brain’s neural network from Alzheimer-associated damage without a need to remove or reduce Amyloid itself

2018 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER

$700,000

  • The research study entitled, Presymptomatic Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Tauopathies, led by Dr. Marc Diamond, Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s, and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Identify molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets that play a key role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. The research also seeks to develop new therapies and diagnostics for Alzheimer’s that will allow diagnosis and treatment in people before the onset of cognitive problems

2017 Baylor AT&T Memory Center

$398,757

  • The research study entitled, Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Genomic Study, led by Dr. Claudia Padilla and the research study entitled Pilot study of Triheptanoin in patients with mild impairment, led by Dr. Terry Bottiglieri, Center Director for Research, Dr. Claudia Padilla, neurologist, and Dr. Cindy Marshall, Director of the Baylor Neuroscience Center’s AT&T Memory Center
  • Conduct a gene sequencing study on “outlier” Alzheimer’s patients, so that the disease can be predicted because of a known genetic mutation. The research seeks to ascertain differences in metabolites between the normal brain and an Alzheimer’s disease brain to help identify affected pathways and lead to the possible development of targeted therapies

2016 Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas

$220,000

  • The research study led by Dr. Namrata Singh and by Dr. Das, part of The University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Explore cognitive behavior and other biomarkers found in early mild cognitive impairment by using experimental modalities

2015 Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas

$208,950

  • The research study led by Dr. Sara Festini, specializing in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience and Dr. Koen, post-doctoral scientist, and Dr. Michael Rugg, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Science and Director of Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Support research to further advancements in the field of cognitive neuroscience of aging which focuses on cognition and brain function in busy people versus people who are less active and more relaxed