UW-Madison's Jill Barnes has received a three-year International Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association
The $150,000 grant is to support research about "Brain blood flow in middle-aged adults at low and high risk of Alzheimer's Disease." The project is scheduled to start in July.
Barnes, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology
, leads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory
, where she investigates potential risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, also with the Department of Kinesiology, is a consultant on the grant. Farrar-Edwards is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at UW-Madison.
Both Barnes and Farrar-Edwards recently attended the Alzheimer's Association's South Central Wisconsin Chapter annual breakfast, where Barnes gave a talk about her lab's research to Alzheimer's Association board members and volunteers in the community.