Lewy Body Dementia Grant winners

Congrats to the lewy body dementia grant winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Pilot Studies in Lewy Body Dementia grants and thank you to the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation and the partnership between the McKnight Brain Institute and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health.


Pilot Grant Winners

Dr. Mark Moehle and team
Assistant professor of pharmacology
UF College of Medicine
Project: Impact of aggregated α-synuclein on altering neuronal physiology and plasticity in vivo and ex vivo in relevant animal models of LBD

Dr. Bhavana Patel and team
Assistant professor of neurology
UF College of Medicine
Project: Multi-stakeholder engagement for interdisciplinary telehealth in Lewy body dementia

Dr. Tracy Tholanikunnel and team
Junior movement disorders fellow
UF College of Medicine
Project: Characterizing cognitive fluctuations in Lewy body dementia to improve care and research

Dr. Jon Toledo and team
Junior movement disorders fellow
UF College of Medicine
Project: Association of Lewy body polygenic risk scores with perioperative delirium in older adults

Dr. Dan Wesson and team
Associate professor of pharmacology
UF College of Medicine
Project: Mechanisms of cognitive decline in dementia with Lewy body