Congratulating Dr. Ansley Stanfill on the submission of two NIH grant proposals!
The first proposal is an R01 for four years totaling $2,358,058 titled “ Measurement of cognitive recovery and methylation changes post-concussion”. Dr. Stanfill and Dr. Jack Tsao(neurology) are teamed with Co-Investigators Dr. Xueyuan Cao (CON), Dr. Brandon Baughman (Neurosurgery), Dr. Mark Brady (Emergency Medicine), and Dr. J. Richard Walker (Emergency Medicine). The goal of the project is to more accurately identify concussion injuries and recovery with a focus on ensuring a safe return to activities. An objective measurement of concussive injury and recovery will have a major impact on public health by increasing the accuracy of concussion detection, fostering appropriate concussion treatment, and reducing the risk for further injury and post-concussion sequelae.
The second proposal is a supplement to Dr. Stanfill’s current R01 for one year of additional funding for $61,745 to add Dr. Xueyuan Cao as a Co-Investigator on the award titled “A Multivariate Predictive Model for Long-term Disability Post Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Caucasian and African Populations”. The supplement will expand the previously funded R01 by adding genotype and gene expression data from brain tissues and blood held in the Common Fund Genotype-Tissue Expression dataset. The combined work together forms the foundation for a long-term program of research in developing targeted interventions to reduce post-stroke disability and improve outcomes.