$486,605 awarded to research since 1985
Research continually evolves, pushing the envelope of new, innovative frontiers in the search for answers to scientific questions. Aging Brain diseases, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, affect 55 million people worldwide, with 10 million new cases annually, but studies specifically targeting this cognitive decline have historically been few and far between. And clinical informatics, another burgeoning area of study, harnesses tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning algorithms to scour electronic medical records or insurance claims data to answer research questions across a variety of diagnoses. As we continue to learn more about the brain, it is imperative that we invest in these cutting-edge areas of research to combat mental illnesses and expand the scope of care and treatment options available to those who suffer.