USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute Newsletter / Summer & Fall 2023
We are expanding our suite of health disparities research with a new award to examine vascular causes of dementia in Asian Americans using neuroimaging.
2023 Boerger Research Fund For Alzheimer’s Disease And Neurocognitive Disorders Grant Foundation Of The American Society Of Neuroradiology
This summer, we hosted exemplary high school students from the Bovard Scholars program. USC established Bovard Scholars to empower outstanding high school students with financial needs to dream big. They receive resources to help prepare them for success in college, including gaining admission and scholarships to the best schools that are the ideal fit for their personal and professional needs. The Bovard Scholars had the opportunity to learn about the research we conduct here at the Stevens INI with presentations from select faculty. We also held a panel discussion with early career scientists where the scholars could ask questions about scientific careers.
The Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) unites a diverse and geographically distributed network of data partners within a federated data platform designed to foster cohort discovery, collaboration and sharing. We are thrilled to announce that IDEAS data is now available on the platform! The IDEAS Study is an observational, open-label, longitudinal cohort study designed to assess the impact of amyloid PET on patient-oriented outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia of uncertain etiology. In total, 18,295 subjects 65 and older were enrolled into sub-groups: 1 progressive, unexplained MCI, and 2, dementia of uncertain cause. Access the data here.
Our 7T Translational Alliance in North America (7T TANA) Kick-off Meeting was a huge success! The 7T TANA will facilitate the standardization of imaging protocols, the sharing of data and expertise, and the formation of multi-site trials for the discovery and evaluation of clinical values using 7T MRI. Learn more.
Our Reproducible Rehabilitation (ReproRehab) research education program aims to build a sustainable national workforce of rehabilitation researchers equipped with basic data science skills in five years. The team held its first annual 2023 Reproducible Rehabilitation Research Summit, where participants could learn from presentations, network, and build community.
This year, Director Arthur W. Toga attended the 7th BigBrain Workshop, which took place in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dr. Toga is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and he made the most of his free time by taking some beautiful photos! Associate Director Paul M. Thompson was also in attendance and delivered the Sievers Lecture in Computational Neuroscience. Learn more.