*The Virginia Center on Aging which administers the Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund for the Commonwealth of Virginia, provides seed money to researchers in Virginia to stimulate innovative research into biomedical and psychosocial aspects of dementia, including cell biology, caregiving, and animal modeling.



Organization Authors Project Title
Virginia Commonwealth University Guo-Huang Fan, PhD Potential therapeutic effect of lupeol on
Alzheimer’s neuropathology in a transgenic mouse model
Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Ellen Phipps, CTRS, and Barbara Braddock, PhD Home-based activity intervention program in dementia 
University of Virginia Karen M. Rose, PhD, RN, and Ishan C. Williams, PhD Family quality of life in dementia
Virginia Commonwealth University H. Tonie Wright, PhD Alzheimer’s Aβ amyloid peptide interactions with inflammatory chaperone molecules
University of Virginia J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and Lei Zhang, PhD Mechanisms for Cdk5-mediated synaptic depression


2009-2010 ARDRAF Awards Committee

  • Paul Aravich, PhD – Eastern Virginia Medical School 
  • John W. Bigbee, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Jorge Cortina, MD – Hampton VA Medical Center 
  • Jeffrey L. Dupree, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Christine J. Jensen, PhD – College of William and Mary 
  • Peter Kennelly, PhD – Virginia Tech 
  • Richard Lindsay, MD – University of Virginia 
  • Myra Owens, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Linda Phillips, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Beverly A. Rzigalinski, PhD – Via College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  • Jodi Teitelman, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Patricia A. Trimmer, PhD – University of Virginia Health System
  • E. Ayn Welleford, PhD – Virginia Commonwealth University


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