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Gerontologic Enviromental Modifications
Weill Cornell Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care Announces New Pilot Grant Recipients

In a highly competitive RFA, six new pilot grants were awarded by the Cornell Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care to Weill Cornell faculty to pursue aging research. Awards were made this year to a variety of different departments and divisions. This year's awardees are:
  • Julie L. Boyer, Ph.D.
    Genetic Medicine
    Anti-Sars Immunity Elicited in the Aged by Adenovirus-based Vaccines
  • Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., DPHil
    Neurology & Neuroscience
    An Energy-Yoga Intervention for Relief of Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease
  • Francis Lee, M.D., Ph.D
    Age-Dependent Consequences of a Human BDNF variant (Val66Met) in a Transgenic Mouse Model
  • Barrie Raik, M.D.
    Geriatrics & Gerontology
    Preferences For Screening, is to Identify The Predictors of Demented Patients
  • M. Carrington Reid, Ph.D., M.D.
    Geriatrics & Gerontology
    The Clinical Epidemiology of Geriatric Telephone Medicine
  • Bindu R. Shanmugham M.D., M.P.H.
    Cognitive and Affective Anterior Cingulate Subdivisions and Treatment Response of Geriatric Depression
  • Thomas Sheeran, Ph.D., M.E.
    Geriatric Psychiatry
    Decision Support Software for Treatment of Geriatric Depression in Home Health Care
Pilot grants are used to support new and junior investigators in aging or to assist senior investigators in transitioning their work from another field to aging. The Aging Center would like to thank the Internal Advisory Committee who served as internal reviewers, as well as the Executive Committee. Be on the lookout for next year's RFA!

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