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.