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Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant

Oct 17
2017

Grantee in the News: Liana Apostolova to lead multi-site AD study with 7.6 million NIA grant View MoreBACK

Announced October 9, 2017, Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a one-year, $7.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) that will establish the infrastructure for AFAR 2005 Beeson Career Development Award winner Liana Apostolova, M.D., to lead a $45 million research program.

Dr. Apostolova will lead a multi-site longitudinal observational study to better understand how people develop this rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, called Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study (LEADS), will establish a network of sites across the United States and will enroll a large cohort of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease participants who will provide robust longitudinal clinical and biomarker data. This work will bridge the gap toward future clinical trials and establish an early-onset Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial network in the U.S.

Learn more about the project here.

Dr. Apostolova is also a member of AFAR's Program Advisory Committee for the Beeson Career Development Award.

At IU School of Medicine, Dr. Apostolova is the Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research and Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics.

Congratulations Dr. Apostolova and team!





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