ADNI data is made available to researchers around the world. As such, there are many active research projects accessing and applying the shared ADNI data. To further encourage Alzheimer’s disease research collaboration, and to help prevent duplicate efforts, the list below shows the specific research focus of the active ADNI investigations. This information is requested annually as a requirement for data access.
|Principal Investigator's Name:||Yaman Aksu|
|Institution:||Penn State University|
|Proposed Analysis:||My dissertation defense is scheduled for Jul 26, and afterwards, scheduled for early August, my dissertation will be uploaded to the thesis upload system at my university Penn State University (PSU). Regarding this upload, in accordance with PSU's requirement, I both want to make my dissertation widely available and want my dissertation to be available as soon as it is published. Since dissertation is a type of manuscript, I emailed about this to Dr. Robert Green at ADNI on Jul 3 and mentioned that our ADNI account was unfortunately allowed to close in late spring and he suggested I just apply for an account on my own and he said it will be approved quickly. Then, upon approval of my advisor Dr. George Kesidis at PSU, I am now applying for this account. My "Proposed Analysis" was described earlier in my update to ADNI on March 31, as follows: The purpose of my analysis of ADNI data is to extract information that may have diagnostic value and determine image-based biomarkers, for both AD and MCI. I have not yet submitted a publication that is based on ADNI data, including my dissertation, as my effort thus far instead needed to focus more on developing the actual analysis methods that form the core of my dissertation which are "machine learning" methods that are applicable to a variety of data; that is, not solely applicable to MRI data (such as MRI AD/MCI/Control data). These methods in my work were developed without using ADNI data and the resulting manuscripts were either published or "accepted for publication". In the last 6-9 months, however, I have finally had the time to actually apply these analysis methods to the ADNI data. The analysis results, when completed soon, will lead to one of the chapters of my dissertation as well as potentially a manuscript to be submitted for publication.|