Lily Wang, PhD, from George Mason University in Fairfax County, VA, recently received a nearly $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study brain imaging data for statistical learning of Alzheimer's disease.
For their study, Wang and colleagues will develop statistical learning approaches and computing tools to extract and assess biomarkers from large-scale brain imaging studies. Their goal is to have these tools easily identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
However, the university in a statement noted that this project could provide more effective disease biomarkers, leading to improved accuracy in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment for such diseases. The NIH funding will go through April 2027.