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UW-Madison's Barnes receives three-year grant from Alzheimer's Association

April 17, 2017
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 and Alzheimer's Association South Central Wisconsin chapterBarnes, 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.