DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project
This new project entitled Diagnostics, Imaging, and Genetics Network for the Objective Study and Evaluation (DIAGNOSE) of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is looking to develop diagnostic criteria for CTE. Dr. Stern is the contact PI (other PI’s are J. Cummings, E. Reiman, and M. Shenton) of this $16 million, multi-center, multi-disciplinary, 7-year grant to further his initial work on the development of in vivo biomarkers for CTE and clinical diagnostic criteria. This study is funded by the NIH/ NINDS and will begin recruitment in Spring 2016. Former NFL players, former college football players, and “control” participants between the ages of 45 and 74 will be recruited for examinations to be held at one of four locations (Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Scottsdale/Pheonix).