Kalousová, Bolton receive Alzheimer’s Association awardsApr. 21, 2022, 8:54 AM
by Paul Govern
Lucie Kalousová, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University, has received a two-year, $114,000 New to the Field Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. Kalousová will use the research award to investigate potential links between cognitive health and tobacco control policies in states and communities across the U.S.
Corey Bolton, PsyD, postdoctoral fellow at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been awarded a two-year, $140,000 Alzheimer’s Association Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Bolton will use the funds to develop educational materials to assist clinical teams in communicating clinical findings of mild cognitive impairment to patients — such findings may or may not lead to continued cognitive decline.
“On behalf of the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, I want to congratulate Dr. Bolton and Dr. Kalousová on receiving these prestigious awards,” said Angela Jefferson, PhD, director of VMAC and professor of Neurology and Medicine at VUMC. “Understanding the impact of health policy on brain aging as well as how to communicate disease risk most effectively to patients and families are both critical endeavors in our efforts to ultimately prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. We are very grateful to the Alzheimer’s Association, their fundraising partners, and the generous donors who made the support for these early career scientists and innovative projects possible.”