Duke Neurodegenerative Disease Retinal Imaging (DNRI) Repository

The Duke Neurodegenerative Disease Retinal Imaging Repository (DNRI) is a central registry that houses deidentified multimodal retinal and optic nerve images from around the world of individuals with neurodegenerative disease that have been diagnosed by a board certified neurologist using standard criteria. The neurodegenerative diseases housed here include Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington's disease, multiple system atrophy, among others.

Sharon Fekrat, MD, Co-principal Investigator 

Professor of Ophthalmology

Associate Professor of Surgery

Associate Chief of Staff, Durham VA

 

Education

  • Oxford University (U.K.), C. 1985
  • Georgetown University, B.S. 1987
  • University of Chicago, M.D. 1991
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Fellowship, Medical Retina, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Assistant Chief of Service, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Director, Ocular Trauma, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute

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Dilraj Grewal, MD, Co-principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Director, Image Grading, Duke Reading Center

 

Education

  • Armed Forces Medical College (India), M.B.B.S. 2004
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, General Surgery
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Eye Center
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust (Uk), Ophthalmology

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Other Laboratory Members:

Atalie C Thompson, MD, MPH (Duke Ophthalmology glaucoma fellow)
Stephen P Yoon, MD (Duke Medical School graduate)
Bryce W Polascik (Duke undergraduate)
James Powers, BS (Duke Medical School student)
Cason Robbins, BS (Duke Medical School student)
James R Burke, MD, PhD (Duke Neurology Faculty) 
C. Ellis Wisely, MD, MBA (Duke Ophthalmology PGY2) 

Presentations, Publications and Scientific Sessions:

Media Coverage:

Duke Health issued a press release on March 5, 2019 that received overwhelming coverage including the following.

Alzheimer's Disease Could One Day Be Diagnosed with an Eye Test, Newsweek Magazine

A CBS affiliate, but their reporter Dr. Max Gomez does a thoughtful job expanding on the CBS story.