BU ADC Happenings

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March 17th, 2009


The Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC) welcomes new staff member, Linda Snyder, MA, who will be coordinating the SAFE Drivers StudyWe also extend a warm welcome to our new student trainees: Jeff Brooks, a freshman at Tufts University who is working with the HOPE study; Vlada Doktor, a Master’s in Medical Sciences candidate at BU doing her thesis work with Dr. Robert Stern; Susan Lambe, MEd, a prior BU ADC staff member who is now a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate at UMass Boston and is currently working on multicultural outreach projects with the Education Core emphasizing racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD); Kathy Lou, a graduate of Tufts University who is working with the HOPE study; and Jessie Meyer, a recent graduate of Kenyon College who is assisting with the new Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.


The BU ADC is pleased to announce the 2009-2010 Pilot Program Award recipients: Dr. Tiffany Mellott for a project entitled, “The effects of perinatal choline supplementation on AD models,Dr. Juliet Moncaster for a study entitled, “Evaluation of a Non-Invasive Early Detection Instrument for AD,” and Dr. Chantal Stern for a project entitled, “Imaging Studies in Presymptomatic Early-Onset Familial AD.

The BU ADC would like to congratulate Dr. Andrew Budson for his recent receipt of the Research Award in Geriatric Neurology at the 2009 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Dr. Budson has also been promoted to Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Associate Director of Research for the BU ADC. Dr. Robert Green recently participated as a guest speaker and panelist on personal genomics at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Dr. Green was also selected as a keynote speaker to present data from the REVEAL Study for a Symposium on the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies. Dr. Angela Jefferson has recently been promoted to BUSM Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine and Director of the Education & Information Transfer Core. Congratulations also to Dr. Anil Nair for his receipt of the Palatucci Leadership Award from American Academy of Neurology, his recent appointment as Chairman of the Certification Examination Committee in Geriatric Neurology, and his selection to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Neurology Association.


Thank you and best wishes to our recent student trainees: Vanessa Holley, a BU School of Public Health student who did her public health practicum with the Education Core, is graduating; Lyndsay Root, a student trainee who worked with Dr. Brandon Gavett on the ecological validity of neuropsychological assessment, is continuing her coursework at Northeastern University; and Mari Stackpoole, a nurse practitioner student who worked with Eric Steinberg, Project Manager of the HOPE Study, is completing her coursework at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions. Best wishes to Kristen Huber, Education & Information Transfer Core Coordinator, who has taken a position at MGH.