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American Federation for Aging Research: 2011 New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease

Publication Date: 
Fri, 11/12/2010

A partnership program between the American Federation for Aging Research, the Roslinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and the Diane and Guildford Glazer Foundation is announcing the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease to support junior investigators in the US and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences.

Projects in basic and translational research related to Alzheimer's disease, and those that focus on healthy brain aging are especially encouraged.

National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association Lead Effort to Update Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer' Disease

Publication Date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010

Scientists at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) today presented the first draft reports from three workgroups convened by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease for the first time in 25 years.

BostonMed: The Drama of Real-Life Unfolding Inside the Nation's Best Hospitals

Publication Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010

Boston Med picks up where the Peabody Award-winning Hopkins left off, going even deeper into the lives of caregivers and the cutting edge medical cases they confront inside the walls of America's top hospitals. In this original eight-hour series, the unforgettable stories of doctors, nurses and patients are adeptly woven to give each hour the pace and intensity of a drama.

Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Ranked on U.S. News National Honor Roll

Publication Date: 
Thu, 07/15/2010

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, have again ranked among the nation's top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. MGH ranked third nationally, while BWH ranked eleventh. This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals on the Honor Roll. In all, four Partners HealthCare hospitals earned high rankings in the report.

2010 Harvard/MIT Joint Research Grants Program in Basic Neuroscience

Publication Date: 
Thu, 07/08/2010

A new joint research grants program in the basic neuroscience to support collaborative research in the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) communities has just been announced by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center.  Applications covering the spectrum of basic neuroscience research will be considered.

NIH-Supported Study Looks for Earliest Changes in the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

Publication Date: 
Wed, 06/02/2010

Volunteers are being sought for a clinical study examining the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of older people many years before overt symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear. Researchers are looking for people with the very earliest complaints of memory problems that affect their daily activities. The study will follow participants over time, using imaging techniques developed to advance research into changes taking place in the structure and function of the living brain, as well as biomarker measures found in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

The Structured Interview & Scoring Tool - Massachusetts ADRC (SIST-M)*

Publication Date: 
Wed, 04/28/2010

A Structured Interview & Scoring Tool (SIST-M)* and an accompanying informant report questionnaire - SIST-M-Informant Report (SIST-M-IR)* - have been developed for use in structuring Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) interviews with our Center's Longitudinal Cohort research subjects with no or mild cognitive impairment, or mild dementia.

The SIST-M* and SIST-M-IR* were developed by Drs. Olivia I. Okereke, Deborah L. Blacker, Marilyn S. Albert and other colleagues.

 

Research Opportunity for 2010

Publication Date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010

The Massachusetts ADRC has a unique funding opportunity for a pilot grant project to be funded by May 15, 2010 (pending project approval by the NIA/NIH) that is modelled after its recent Call for Applications for its Neurodegenerative Disease Pilot Study Pilot Program.

Harvard Medical School William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award: Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD

Publication Date: 
Thu, 04/08/2010

Congratulations to Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, co-director of our Education & Information Transfer Core, for receiving the William Silen LIfetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

The 2009-2010 Excellence in Mentoring Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

More information regarding the ceremony is attached.

Call for Applications: 2010 Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation (MBRC) in Basic and Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital

Publication Date: 
Fri, 03/26/2010

MD and PhD investigators pursuing either basic or clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards funded by the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation (MBRC).

Each award includes a stipend of $40,000, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs, and are effective on or about September 1, 2010. The application deadline for the fellowship award is 3:00pm on April 22, 2010.

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