iMIND Awards

2017                Second place, Trainee (Mentees Stephen Yoon and Bryce Polascik) poster competition, Retinal Microvasculature in Identical Twins, NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons 

2018                Karen L Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Award (Mentee Stephen Yoon BS), Retinal Microvasculature and Neurodegenerative Changes Among Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Controls 

2019                Karen L Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Award (Mentee Cason Robbins BS), Longitudinal Analysis of Retinal Microvascular Changes Associated with CSF Amyloid-Beta Levels in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment 

2019                VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) Award (Mentee Sophie Cai MD), Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Fractal Dimension in Alzheimer’s Disease. 

2019                VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) Award (Mentee C. Ellis Wisely MD MBA), A Deep Learning Model Using Multimodal Retinal Imaging for Detection of Patients with Genetic Predisposition for Development of Alzheimer’s Disease 

2020                Robert Machemer Resident Research Award (Mentee C. Ellis Wisely MD MBA), Correlation of aqueous humor concentrations of amyloid, tau, and neurofilament light chain with serum concentrations in cognitively normal older adults 

2020                VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) Award (Mentee Justin Ma BS), Differential multimodal retinal imaging in biomarker positive subjects with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment characterized by neuroimaging and neurochemical analysis 

2021                Gerhard Zinser Memorial (ARVO) Travel Grant for Dennis Akrobetu’s project titled Assessment of retinal microvascular alterations in individuals with amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment using optical coherence tomography angiography 

2021                Retina Research Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence (ARVO) Travel Grant for Cason Robbins’ project titled Analyzing the retinal and choroidal vasculature and structure in cognitively healthy individuals at higher genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease using a convolutional neural network 

2021                Research to Prevent Blindness Small Grant Award, Duke Eye Center (Mentee Cason Robbins BS), Correlating retinal and choroidal microvascular parameters with volumetric MRI in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment  

2021                Research to Prevent Blindness Small Grant Award, Duke Eye Center (Mentee C. Ellis Wisely MD MBA), Correlation of aqueous humor and serum protein concentrations of amyloid, tau, neurofilament light chain, and alpha-synuclein with neurodegenerative disease

2021                VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) Award (Mentee Grant Justin MD), Evaluating the Retinal Structure and Microvasculature in Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury using Multimodal Retinal Imaging   

2021                Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship (Mentee Praruj Pant BS), A cross-sectional study of multimodal ophthalmic imaging in three well-characterized cohorts Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, controls - from the Duke-University of North Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative 

2022                Research to Prevent Blindness Small Grant Award, Duke Eye Center (Mentee Anita Kundu BS), Longitudinal analysis of multimodal retinal and choroidal imaging in Parkinson’s disease. 

2022                2nd place (Mentee Anita Kundu), Longitudinal analysis of retinal structural and microvasculature parameters in                          Parkinson disease compared to controls, Poster Competition, NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

 

Supported in part by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 2019-2021

Alzheimer's Drug Discover Foundation