Indiana University and Washington University Researchers Awarded Prizes in Neuroimaging at Alzheimer's Association International Conference

LOS ANGELES, JULY 13, 2019 — The Alzheimer’s Association presented its de Leon Prizes in Neuroimaging to Liana G. Apostolova, MD, and Brian A. Gordon, Ph.D. The Awards were presented on Saturday, July 13 at the Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (AIC), a preconference meeting to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles.

The de Leon Prizes in Neuroimaging recognize a senior scientist and a new investigator who are judged to have each published the best paper in any peer-reviewed journal related to the topic of in-vivo neuroimaging of a neurodegenerative process. The awards are named after Mony Leon, Ed.D., professor of psychiatry and director, Center for Brain Health at NYU Langone Health, and one of the founders of the Alzheimer’s Imaging Consortium and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Awards.

Apostolova serves as an advisory council member at IUNI.

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Person-to-person health interviews expanding to rural Indiana communities

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As part of the Precision Health Grand Challenge initiative, Indiana University will reach out to the state's rural residents to gain insights into a variety of issues that affect health in Hoosier communities.

As part of this effort, IU researchers have selected a scientifically representative sample of Indiana households to receive interview invitations. The study began in late 2018 in Marion County and is now expanding to rural communities across the state. IUNI research faculty and staff have been involved in this effort since the beginning, as members of the Core Science team.

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Sociology researcher among National Academy of Medicine\'s 2019 Emerging Leaders

Indiana University professor Brea Perry has been named a 2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine.

This honor is part of the academy's Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program, which provides a platform for a new generation of exceptional leaders to collaborate with the National Academy of Medicine and its members across generations and fields of expertise to advance science to improve health. Perry is an advisory council member at IUNI.

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New cloud-based tool accelerates research on conditions such as dementia, sports concussion

Scientists in the United States, Europe and South America are reporting how a new cloud-computing web platform allows scientists to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery.

The project, called, is led by Franco Pestilli, associate professor in the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and a member of the IU Network Science Institute, in collaboration with colleagues across the university. At IU, it is speeding research on disorders such as dementia, sports concussion and eye disease. 

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IU will lead $2 million partnership to expand access to research data

Students, faculty and researchers across the Midwest and beyond will gain critical access to new research data through a cloud-based platform whose construction has been made possible under a large-scale partnership led by the IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute.

A $2 million project to create a secure online database for academic resources, the Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries has been awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary federal funding agency supporting the nation's libraries and museums. Additional support comes from eight other universities in the Big Ten; the Big Ten Academic Alliance; the National Science Foundation's Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program; and two private companies: Clarivate Analytics and Microsoft Research.

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