The American Brain Foundation, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology, has announced a $1.65 million grant from McKnight Brain Research Foundation in support of a new scholarship award in the area of cognitive aging and age-related memory loss.
The grant will establish the McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarships in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss program, which, between 2018 and 2022, will provide up to ten early-career clinicians with $150,000 over two years in stipend and research-related costs. The program is open to young investigators interested in devoting significant research time to the study of cognitive aging and age-related memory loss.
"The population is growing daily, and by the year 2030 it is estimated that nearly 25 percent of the three hundred and sixty million Americans will be 65 or older, with millions suffering from some form of memory loss. Finding the answer to this important component of health can have an immense beneficial influence on every member of society in helping them age successfully," said J. Lee Dockery, chair of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation board of trustees. "The partnership between the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology, has enormous potential to advance the understanding, alleviation and treatment of cognitive decline and memory loss specific to the process of aging."