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Catalyst Awardee

A new state-wide tele-health model to deliver ADRD tele-assessment and tailored care planning to older adults in low-access, high-risk rural communities

Jenay Beer, PhD; Lisa Renzi-Hammond, PhD; Denise Dizon Everson, Med | University of Georgia
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Award year: 2021 People are living longer than ever with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), but the key to increased longevity and quality of life with ADRD is…


Catalyst Awardee

The Role of Mitochondrial in Stem Cell Transplantation

Atena Zahedi, PhD | Stem Cell Research Center
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Award year: 2021 Transplantation of human neural stem cells (hNSC) to repair damaged tissues in traumatic injuries has shown promise in pre-clinical studies and early clinical trials. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is marked by a…


Catalyst Awardee

Designing music-based interventions for aging-related pain: Sonifying body movement using interactive mobile technology to improve physical and psychological outcomes

Elizabeth Murnane, PhD | Dartmouth College, School of Engineering
Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine
Award year: 2021 Music is potent medicine, positively contributing to human development, disease treatment, and overall well-being throughout the lifespan. Exploring how music-based interventions can transform how we promote healthy aging, this proposal focuses…

Catalyst Awardee

Repurposing the lightbulb to support healthy ageing

Daniel Joyce, PhD; Michael Webster, PhD University of Nevada, Reno Competition Sponsor: US National Academy of Medicine Light is a powerful modifier of human behavior and drives the way that we feel, think, and act. However, in today’s society we don’t get enough light during the day while getting too…



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