NKI Scientists Receive Major Federal Grants for Alzheimer’s Research

On September 12, New York State Senator David Carlucci visited NKI and toured the Center for Dementia Research (CDR). During the Senator’s visit, NKI announced the awarding of several major federal research grants to CDR investigators, including a prestigious NIH Program Project Grant awarded to the CDR’s Director, Ralph Nixon, PhD, MD. Dr. Nixon commented, “We are gratified that NIH places strong confidence in the AD research programs at the CDR and their promise for pioneering innovative, more effective therapies for AD and related dementias.” Senator Carlucci’s past appropriation of State funds for a state-of-the-art microscope helped NKI’s scientists to secure the highly competitive federal grants.

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