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February 22, 2007

Alzheimer's disease seed money available

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease.

Research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches.Research may involve humans, animals or in vitro studies. The ADRC patient registry and database are available resources for approved proposals.

The funding period for the grants is 2007-2008, with $30,000 in direct costs available.

Full-time faculty at Pitt are eligible; previous recipients of ADRC seed monies are not eligible. The application deadline is April 2.

Send a brief description of the proposed pilot study to Steven DeKosky ( and Leslie Dunn ( by March 2. For more information, call Dunn at 412/692-2731.

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