Stimulating Cognition? Deep Brain Stimulation as a Mnemonic Enhancer During Aging

Project: Research project

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Stimulating Cognition? Deep Brain Stimulation as a Mnemonic Enhancer During Aging Stimulating Cognition? Deep Brain Stimulation as a Mnemonic Enhancer During Aging This proposed project between Dr. Bimonte-Nelson and Dr. Francisco Ponce, Chief Resident- Neurosurgery, resulted from recent meetings where Dr. Ponce discussed his recent research findings from his deep brain stimulation studies. As a result of the meeting, Dr. Ponce determined he would like to engage Dr. Bimonte-Nelson for targeted animal model studies to support the research and will utilize funds from his Barrow Neurological Foundation start-up account to fund the study. We are requesting 10% F&A for this project. The funds are from Barrow Neurological Foundation, which does not provide indirect costs, however, the sponsor has approved 10% F&A for this project. The proposed work is cutting edge, novel, and will lead to future grant applications. Dr. Ponce has recently shown that deep brain stimulation in his patients unexpectedly enhanced memory. Dr. Bimonte-Nelson was recruited for this project to evaluate deep brain stimulation effects on cognition and brain. This will be the first study to methodically evaluate the cognitive and mechanistic effects of deep brain stimulation in the aging rodent model. Our goal is to complete this project so that it can be used as pilot data for an NIH RO1 application. This project is a unique collaboration between ASU and BNI that will provide many positive benefits. First, Dr. Ponce is a renowned neurosurgeon and researcher. His collaboration with Dr. Bimonte-Nelson adds to the recognition of her work and that of the department. Second, this project provides Dr. Bimonte-Nelson the opportunity to work on cutting edge research in behavioral neuroscience with the potential to utilize results for larger proposal submissions. Third, the research has potential for national and internal recognition, which will reflect positively on Dr. Bimonte-Nelson, Department of Psychology, and ASU.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/9/1112/31/12

Funding

  • Dignity Health-St. Joseph's Hospital: Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI): $61,443.00

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