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We are currently recruiting for the following studies.  Please contact the specific coordinator listed or our central research email at

CSF, MRI, and PET biomarker of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

    • The goal of the study is to better understand how inflammatory changes in the brain can be detected in the spinal fluid, MRI, and PET scan
    • We are looking for people with normal cognition and people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild Alzheimer’s disease
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Beyond haploinsufficiency: Biomarkers in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) due to progranulin (GRN) mutations

    • The goal of the study is to determine if some people with mutated GRN genes create abnormal proteins in their spinal fluid and blood
    • We are looking for people from families with known GRN mutations or inherited forms of frontotemporal dementia/primary progressive aphasia
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Post-COVID cognitive impairment

      • The goal of this study is to describe inflammatory changes in the spinal fluid and blood of people who develop thinking and memory issues (“brain fog”) after recovering from COVID-19
      • We are looking for people who had mild to moderate COVID-19 (never intubated) who feel their memory and thinking is worse than before the infection
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South Asian Aging Biomarkers

    • We are getting ready for this project to start.  Please check back in the future for updates.

Annals of Neurology

Interleukin 9 alterations linked to Alzheimer disease in African Americans

Whitney Wharton, Alexander L Kollhoff, Umesh Gangishetti, Danielle D Verble, Samsara Upadhya, Henrik Zetterberg, Veena Kumar, Kelly D Watts, Andrea J Kippels, Marla Gearing, J Christina Howell, Monica W Parker, William T Hu 

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Encephalopathy and Encephalitis Associated with Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokine Alterations and Coronavirus Disease, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2020

Karima Benameur, Ankita Agarwal, Sara C Auld, Matthew P. Butters, Andrew S Webster, Tugba Ozturk, J Christina Howell, Leda C Bassit, Alvaro Velasquez, Raymond F Schinazi, Mark E Mullins, William T Hu

Alzheimer's and Dementia

Perspective on the “African American participation in Alzheimer disease research: Effective strategies” workshop, 2018

Andrea Denny, Marissa Streitz, Kristin Stock, Joyce E Balls-Berry, Lisa L Barnes, Goldie S Byrd, Raina Croff, Sujuan Gao, Crystal M Glover, Hugh C Hendrie, William T Hu, Jennifer J Manly, Krista L Moulder, Susan Stark, Stephen B Thomas, Rachel Whitmer, Roger Wong, John C Morris, Jennifer H Lingler