Center on Aging
Grants & Awards
Senior Mentor Program: Grant from Duke Foundation, $410,000, Dr. Bachman is PI, funded December 2004. This program was launched in January 2006 for all first year medical students.
Program Project Grant: This collaborative work between 4 different departments at MUSC was made possible by the administrative funds provided by the Center on Aging and was funded in September of 2005 for 5 years.
Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Outreach for African Americans: Bachman/Forti received a gift from Janssen to provide training on Alzheimer's disease to more than 800 African Americans in South Carolina in 2004.Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver/Provider Educational and Resource Needs
Assessment Planning Grant:(Forti/Bergmann) grant from the Fullerton FoundationRecruitment of Dr. Kumar Sambamurti. Dr. Sambamurti plays a crucial role in the Alzheimer Program.
Fundraising: Fundraising in the field of Aging and Neurosciences (> 5million, Bordeau). This was made possible by funds from the Center on Aging and from the Neuroscience Institute.
Lottery Proposal on Movement Disorders: (2002, Kindy, funded)
Lottery Proposal on Memory Therapeutics: (2004 Booze USC, Granholm MUSC, submitted but not funded)Glaxo
Research: $250,000 was gifted to the Center on Aging Alzheimer Program in 2004 for implementation of the clinical core of an Alzheimer Research Center.
Grant from Predix Pharmaceuticals Inc.: (2004-2005; $240,000 including full indirect cost recovery of 46% for collaborative studies with the company). Please note that this type of company based grant is very difficult to obtain in a traditional department as we can project our work in the context of its relevance to age related diseases. This grant was made possible by collaboration between Dr. Mintzer in the Alzheimer Program and Dr. Granholm and Dr. Sambamurti in Dept. of Neurosciences.
Grant from Axonyx Corporation: (2004-2006, $562,000 including full indirect cost recovery of 46%) Please note that this type of company based grant is very difficult to obtain in a traditional department as we can project our work in the context of its relevance to age related diseases.
The Dr. Richard Marks Education grant: Dr. Marks is a retired faculty member from MUSC and an active participant in our Center on Aging activities. In 2005, he gifted the Center with a grant to hire a full-time education coordinator, Deronda Corbin. Further, he also serves as a Senior Mentor for two medical students in our education program. We are grateful to Dr. Marks for these extraordinary contributions to our Center.
The Circle: Sally Smith is an author and local artist in Charleston, who has become well known for her artwork and wonderful children's books. She is very active in the support group for Alzheimer's disease, as her mother was diagnosed with this disease a few years ago. In the spring of 2005, Sally approached the Center on Aging with the gift of a wonderful manuscript about her mother. This manuscript has now been developed into a novel and resource book, which is sold through the Center on Aging. Initially, we had three book signing parties in May of 2006 and sold more than 500 books. The income from this book will be used entirely for research on neurodegenerative disease. See more on The Circle here
Bridge Grant: The Center on Aging received a bridge grant in 2005 from Dean Jerry Reves, College of Medicine for pilot studies leading to the Program project Grant.