K grant Writing Participant will receive a CDA from the American Academy of Neurology

Hugo J. Aparicio, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a vascular neurologist who takes care of patients with stroke and other vascular diseases of the brain. He is an investigator with the Framingham Heart Study and with the Veterans Health Administration. Dr. Aparicio’s research interests include the identification of lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers, neuroimaging markers, and genetic influences associated with cerebrovascular diseases. He is specifically interested in the contributions of vascular risk factors to stroke, brain injury and aging, cognitive dysfunction, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Information about the award

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Career Development Award is a part of the AAN Research Program funding neuroscience research and training. The award provides three years of support for junior investigators pursuing an academic career in clinical, basic, or translational neurological research.

As a result of taking the K Grant Workshop Series, Dr. Aparicio’s proposal was successful in getting a CDA from the American Academy of Neurology for his research “Novel biomarkers to predict cognitive decline and dementia in persons with cerebrovascular disease” and he will be recognized at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, in April 2020.
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