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Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Funds 11 Ideas

The UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions is funding 11 ideas to significantly help brain health. A $1 million award will be divided among the recipient projects.

The winning ideas:

  • Synthesizing position emission tomography (PET) data from MRI using deep learning
    Project lead: Hesamoddin Jahanian, PhD (Departments of Radiology, Bioengineering)
  • Improving access to cognitive rehabilitation treatment following mild traumatic brain injury
    Project lead: Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System)
  • Remote assessment of cognitive aging and mental health in older African Americans during COVID-19
    Project lead: Debby Tsuang, MD, MSc (Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Genetics, Epidemiology; VA Puget Sound Healthcare System)
  • Improving the health and effectiveness of  caregivers of people with Lewy Body Dementias
    Project leads: Oleg Zaslavsky, PhD, MHA, RN, and Annie Chen, PhD (Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education)
  • Noninvasive tracking of intracranial pressure to improve care of traumatic brain injury
    Project lead: Robert Bonow, MD (Department of Neurological Surgery)
  • Improving resilience and recovery from traumatic events using the ECHO model
    Project leads: Kristen Lindgren, PhD, and Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD, MS (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Understanding opioid prescription and use following traumatic brain injury.
    Project lead: Amy Starosta, PhD (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine)
  • Improving opioid-use disorder treatment using contingency management via mHealth
    Project leads: Mark Duncan, MD; Kevin Hallgren, PhD; and Matthew Iles-Shih, MD (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Innovative training for suicide prevention in addiction treatment settings.
    Project lead: Richard Ries, MD, FAPA, FASM (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Validating a non-invasive method to measure water transport in brain health and disease.
    Project leads: Jeffrey Iliff, PhD and Deidre Jansson, MSc, PhD (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; VA Puget Sound Healthcare System)
  • Does the microbiome play a role in adverse outcomes following mTBI and PTSD?
    Project leads: Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD; Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD; and Abigail Schindler, PhD (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; VA Puget Sound Healthcare System)

A full list of projects, collaborators and descriptions is available on the Garvey Institute for Brain Solutions.

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