The program, founded in 2016, has funded 59 awards to date. The 2022 awards support nine projects and seventeen investigators across ten departments and showcase approaches that are not only innovative, but extraordinarily collaborative. Each has strong potential to reveal novel insights into brain and nervous system disorders and to identify new therapeutic models.
The 2022 Scholars represent the following departments: Cardiology; Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology; Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology; Dermatology; Medicine; Neurology; Neuroscience; Neurosurgery; Oncological Sciences; and Psychiatry.
Scroll below to meet our Scholars and learn about their work!
Karen Strauss Cook Research Scholar Award
Sleep mediates monocyte recruitment to the cerebral
vasculature in tauopathy and Alzheimer’s disease
Ram Sundaram Research Scholar Award
Diphencyprone immunotherapy in cutaneous neurofibromas associated with NF1
David Ross Research Scholar Award
Spatial transcriptomics to illuminate neuronal circuit function in memory
Fascitelli Research Scholar Award
Using a novel, noninvasive measure of dopamine to test a model of control in bulimia nervosa
Nash Family Research Scholar Award
Characterizing the vagal nerve influence on food avoidance in anorexia nervosa
Lipschultz Research Scholar Award
Lineage tracing of tumor hypoxia in primary and recurrent GEM (genetically engineered mouse) model of GMB (glioblastoma)
Jane Martin and Stuart Katz Research Scholar Award
In-vivo measurement of Aβ in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease by saturation transfer MRI
Joseph and Nancy DiSabato Research Scholar Award
Sodium MRI as a novel biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease
Richard and Susan Friedman Research Scholar Award
Modeling the distinct steps of melanoma brain metastasis in the dish