Allison Elliott-Shannon

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College: Medicine

Ansari Receives $100k Grant from Alzheimer's Association

Published: Sep 30, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky, (Sept. 30, 2011) — Mubeen Ansari, a University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) scientist, has received a $100,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Association. The New Investigator Research grant is awarded with the goal of advancing the understanding of Alzheimer's disease, helping to identify new treatment strategies, providing information to improve care for people with dementia and furthering knowledge of brain health and disease prevention.

 

Ansari received the award for his work on, "The Complex Role of NADPH-Oxidase in Alzheimer’s disease," a study he conducted at SBCoA.

 

“Alzheimer’s researchers are some of the biggest heroes in the fight against this devastating disease,” said Teri Shirk, president and CEO of the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “The Alzheimer’s Association is thrilled that Dr. Ansari will continue his innovative clinical research in Lexington, and we look forward to learning about his advances in Alzheimer’s disease.”

 

Ansari has part of the SBCoA faculty for six years. His research is focused on Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injuries.

 

“It is an honor to be awarded this prestigious grant from the Alzheimer's Association,” he said. “This funding is extremely beneficial in continuing the efforts of advancing clinical research toward a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.”

 

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more Americans than diabetes, and more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.  An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease according to the Association’s 2011 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Elliott, allison.elliott@uky.edu

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