Announcing the recipients of the Mezey Travel Awards

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to promoting the advancement of dementia research skills in junior faculty through the provision of training resources. Established with the generous support of the Chawla family, the Isadore & Margaret Mezey award will pay for travel expenses for three junior investigators associated with their participation in national or international conferences focusing on the latest discoveries in neurodegenerative research and clinical practices. Awardees have a keen interest in advancing their careers in the dementia field and use the award for participation in annual meetings associated with major brain-related associations or societies.

This year’s junior investigators receiving the Mezey Travel Award are:


Rohit Marawar, MD

Dr. Marawar will present “Parozysmal Symptoms and Correlated EEG findings in Dementia with Lewy Bodies” at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Conference in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019.


Lenette Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN

Dr. Jones will present “Health social networks: Who do African American women with hypertension discuss blood pressure self-management with?” at the Midwest Research Society annual meeting in Kansas City, March 27-30, 2019.


Prabesh Kanel, PhD

Dr. Kanel will present “Topography of Cholinergic Vulerability in Dementia with Lewy Bodies Involves Key Visual Attention, Spatial Navigation, Saliecy, and Alertness Network Hubs” at the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference in Las Vegas, June 24-26, 2019.