Announcing the Isadore and Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Conference Award Recipients

Each year, the Isadore and Margaret Mezey family generously allows us to support junior investigators from our three institutions present at a national or international conference focusing on the latest discoveries in neurodegenerative research and clinical practices. This experience supports junior investigators in advancing their careers in the dementia field.

This year, we are pleased to announce the following recipients of the Isadore and Margaret Mezey Conference Award:

Michelle Karker, MS of the University of Michigan Department of Biomedical Engineering will present Subject-wise separation of variational auto-encoder latent representation of rs-fMRI in a cohort with Alzheimer’s disease at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in London, England in May of 2022.

Wenbo Wu, MS of the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine will present Leveraging Natural Language Processing to Identify Caregiver Availability for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias from Electronic Medical Records at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego, CA in July 2022.

Finally, Kelly DuBois, PhD of the Michigan State University Department of Translational Neuroscience will present The Development of Blood-Based Biomarker Assays for the Detection of Specific Disease-Related Forms of Tau at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego, CA in July 2022.

Please join us in congratulating our three recipients, and thanking the Mezey family for their generous gift.