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    June 1, 2017

    R&E Grant Leads to Promising Alzheimer’s Disease Research

    Rahul S. Desikan, MD, PhD, the 2016 Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation Research Fellow Grant recipient, led an international team of scientists who developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can potentially be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease. The research was recently published in PLOS Medicine.

    “This work would not have been possible without the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation imaging grant,” said Dr. Desikan, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. “Thanks in part to the R&E Foundation, I sincerely believe that we will be able to do some good for patients with our new genetic score. A special thanks to the R&E Study Section members who saw the value of this project and the donors who were kind enough to establish this grant.”

    Dr. Desikan’s passion for neuroradiologic research has led to additional studies published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, Acta Neuropathologica, and the Annals of Neuroradiology.

    5k Fun Run to Support the RSNA R&E Foundation

    Run, jog or walk in the 2017 Fun Run to support education and radiology research. All proceeds benefit the RSNA R&E Foundation, so enjoy an outing for a good cause and join your colleagues along Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Add the Fun Run to your RSNA 2017 registration. Participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, while supplies last, and the fully tax-deductible donation benefits the RSNA R&E Foundation. In case of inclement weather, the Fun Run may be canceled. All Fun Run fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.




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