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:||Simon Vogel|
|Institution:||Blind Brook High School|
|Proposed Analysis:||My name is Simon Vogel, and I am a junior in the Science Research Program at Blind Brook High School. This is my second year within the program and my project deals with neuroimaging of the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. Here are a few key points about the science research program. About Science Research in High School The Science Research in the High School (SRHS) program provides students in their sophomore through senior years with the opportunity to conduct original science research. The Three Year course is an outreach program of the State University of New York at Albany, aimed to benefit high school students in the New York region and throughout the country. The program is well suited to inner city, rural, and suburban schools. Teachers of this student-centered course ask: "What are you interested in? Let me help you explore that interest." Students read scientific journal articles, contact scientists and engage them as mentors, develop hypotheses, collect and analyze data with their mentors and eventually present their findings. Students from diverse backgrounds and ability levels complete research that goes beyond what most of us would imagine a high school student might accomplish. A recent topic, for example: Role of Glutamate Signaling in Cell Proliferation Students present their research to their class, their school district and in student science competitions including regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. They use the same professional methods employed by scientists, developing poster and oral presentations accompanied by slides or Power Point graphics. My project deals with the difference in functional connectivity of hubs within the cingulate cortexes of healthy adults and subjects with Alzheimer’s disease. My mentor is Dr. Leo Grady, from Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. Since I do not have the ability to actually do functional MRI or PET scans on subjects myself, it would be helpful for me to get access to the ADNI data on the LONI database. Dr. Randy Buckner referred me to ADNI. I have tried to apply for the ADNI data on the LONI website, but in order to do so, one needs a degree. As I am still a high school student, Dr. Klopfenstein suggested that I enter BA as a degree and other as an academic position. If you have any question regarding my project or we can schedule call at 914-937-8829 or you could e-mail me at email@example.com. Thank you very much.|
|Investigator's Name:||Leo Grady|
|Proposed Analysis:||Dr. Grady is my mentor and he will help me analyze the data.|