Featured CVNR News & Announcements
CVNR Research Featured in new Georgia Television Series
Research scientists from the Atlanta VA Center for Visual
& Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CVNR) have been featured in 2 segments of
the Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) new television series, Your Fantastic
Mind. This series features compelling stories on brain-related health and
wellness, including innovations in exercise and partnered dance from our Atlanta
VA researchers. Congratulations to our research scientists and thank you for the work
that you do to help Veterans.
To view Dr. Joe Nocera and Dr. Keith McGregor's segment featuring their research on exercise and the aging brain, click here.
To view Dr. Madeleine Hackney's segment featuring her research on adaptive tango to help Parkinson's patients, click here.
Winter 2019 NEW FUNDING: Pardue receives VA Senior Research Career Scientist
We celebrate Machelle Pardue, PhD
’s many achievements in science with
the award of the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Senior
Research Career Scientist Award. This award recognizes a select group of
non-clinician scientists nationally for their VA research. It recognizes the VA
researchers who are international leaders in their field, and have shown
their commitment to VA research through scientific productivity,
committee participation, teaching and mentoring, and taking a pivotal
role in helping the Veterans Healthcare system fulfill its primary mission.
Congratulations Dr. Pardue! Thank you for all you do to help our Veterans.
Spring 2019 NEW FUNDING: Allen receives Career Development AwardRachael Allen, PhD
continues her VA research program with her newly
funded VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Career Development
2 Award “Neuroprotective Strategies for Retinopathy and Cognition in
Diabetes.” Dr. Allen will study the role of dopamine in Type II diabetes
and investigate if dopamine restoration at the first signs of diabetic
retinopathy will protect the brain and retina from diabetic complications.
Diabetes affects nearly 20% of Veterans and that number is expected to
rise to 35% by 2025. This project will start April 2019. Congratulations!
Spring 2019: New Investigator & New Funding
The CVNR introduces Venkatagiri Krishnamurthy, PhD
who has received
the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Career Development 2
Award “Multimodal Neuroimaging: Advanced Tracking of Longitudinal
Aphasia Recovery.” Every year, 1/3 of the Veterans who are hospitalized
with stroke develop stroke-related language disorders. Since the first few
months post-stroke are important in the recovery of language function,
Dr. Krishnamurthy will work to develop brain imaging methodologies so
clinicians can accurately identify the parts of the brain associated with
language recovery. Dr. Krishnamurthy has been collaborating with the
CVNR for several years and we welcome him as a Principal Investigator in
Spring 2019 NEW FUNDING: Nocera receives VA Merit Award
Joe Nocera, PhD
received funding for his first VA Rehabilitation Research
& Development Merit Award. Dr. Nocera’s project, “Graded Intensity
Aerobic Exercise to Improve Cerebrovascular Function and Performance
in Aged Veterans,” will utilize fMRI to evaluate two primary measures that
show the effect of various intensities of exercise on cerebrovascular
health. These measures will help determine the impact of aerobic
exercise on brain health in aging Veterans. Congratulations Dr. Nocera!
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