Texas A&M Launches TARCC Grant Program for Alzheimer’s Research

Texas A&M Launches TARCC Grant Program for Alzheimer’s Research
The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine recently launched a new initiative against Alzheimer's Disease that aims to encourage the use of the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium's (TARCC) large patient cohort. The TARCC Investigator Grant Program will be awarding a total of five inaugural grants worth $50,000 each, and two grants worth $125,000 over a period of 2 years. Encouraged to vie for one of the generous grants are emerging scientists with novel and promising ideas, whose work will boost awareness and full utilization of the TARCC's comprehensive patient data and resources to help find solutions for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. The Alzheimer's Association estimates the disease to affect at least 5.2 million Americans and kill over 500,000 each year. The state of Texas places 3rd in the U.S. for the most number of people who are diagnosed with and who have died of Alzheimer's disease. These alarming numbers prompted the founding of the TARCC, which is now comprised of 6 medical research institutions, including TAMHSC. “Although open to all researchers within the state, the program will target junior-level investigators to provide up-and-coming researchers with financial support to advance studies that utilize this unparalleled resource and spur multi-institutional, collaborative research throughout
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