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Week of 22 October 2004 · Vol. VIII, No. 8

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School of Medicine participates in $60 million NIA Alzheimer’s disease study

The BU School of Medicine was selected recently to participate in a $60 million, five-year research project of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to develop new methods for measuring the progression of memory loss. The NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative will determine how magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and other biological markers and clinical and neuropsychological assessments may be combined to track and predict the progression of mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease. Involving 50 research sites across the United States and Canada, the project is the most comprehensive research effort ever to combine neuroimaging and other biomarkers for tracking cognitive changes associated with memory loss. Robert Green, a MED professor of neurology, genetics, and epidemiology, is co–principal investigator of the project at MED.

Peter Fiedler WBUR interim general manager

Peter Fiedler was appointed interim general manager of WBUR-FM on October 13, following the resignation of longtime general manager Jane Christo earlier this month. Fiedler, an assistant vice president in BU’s Office of the Executive Vice President, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the station during the search for a permanent general manager. “I want to hear from employees at all levels of the operation,” he says, “as we work on strengthening one of the top public radio stations in the country.” Fiedler has 25 years of experience in television and media, including work as a field producer/director at WCVB-TV, Boston’s ABC affiliate, and as director of operations for Channel 68 in Boston. He will continue to oversee BU’s sports broadcasting, media services, publications, and the classroom upgrade technology program.

SDM names winners of annual service awards

The Goldman School of Dental Medicine recently honored two staffers and one faculty member for their outstanding professional contributions. Carole Green, a senior administrative secretary in the department of general dentistry, received the Goldman Award for Distinguished Service. She joined the school in 1986. Carolyn Mills, manager of the fifth-floor Patient Treatment Center, and Bruce Robinson, a clinical assistant professor in the department of diagnostic sciences and patient services, won SDM’s Community Award for Excellence. Mills has been a staff member since 1998, and Robinson has been on the faculty since 1991.


22 October 2004
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