Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2008
Mentor: Michael Devous, Sr., Ph.D.
Room number: E6.120
Mail Code: 9061
Phone number: 214-648-3315
Project title: Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
The IRB Number is: 1092-39800
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research;
this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping
similar types of projects):
Brief Description of Project:
In this project we explore the diagnostic and prognostic potential of SPECT imaging of regional cerebral blood flow in dementing disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease. In addition we investigate the use of cutting edge MRI techniques, including Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), high resolution voxel-based morphometry, and FLAIR imaging to assess leukoariosis. All aspects of our neuroimaging efforts are focused on developing an understanding of the impact of vascular risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease in the onset, severity, progression and response to therapy of the disease.
revious Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students: