McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss
Since 2018, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation has funded annually two McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarships (CTRS) in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss through the American Brain Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology.
The scholarships support early career clinician scientists with the purpose of developing the next generation of researchers working to better understand and alleviate the effects of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.
The McKnight Brain Research Foundation recently renewed its commitment to the collaboration with the American Brain Foundation and American Academy of Neurology with a five-year year, $1.65 million grant to support 10 additional McKnight scholars.
Two scholarships per year will be awarded from 2023 to 2028.
Meet the Scholars
The McKnight scholars represent the best and brightest early career physician scientists, and their projects have been vetted and selected by the American Academy of Neurology’s Science Committee and three Donor Trustees of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.
Meet the 2021 Scholars
Reem Waziry, MBBCh, MPH, PhD
Columbia University, New York, NY
Wai-Ying Wendy Yau, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Brian Baxter, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Sarah Getz, PhD
University of Miami Department of Neurology, Instructor of Neuropsychology
Christian Camargo, MD
University of Miami Department of Neurology, Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sanaz Sedaghat, PhD
Northwestern University, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Kimberly Albert, PhD
Vanderbilt University, Research Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Brice McConnell, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Neurology