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Faculty & Staff Honors

Kentucky Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious Career Development Grant

Dr. David Fardo, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health, received a career development grant from the National Institute on Aging in the area of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. This grant will allow him to build upon his expertise and track record in statistical genetics, with additional training in biomedical aging research under the mentorship of an interdisciplinary team of senior scholars at UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA). Collaborations of this kind among researchers in biostatistics, neuroscience, aging, and genetics are urgently needed, as the diseases of brain aging are very complex and the prevalence of cognitive impairment is predicted to increase from 3.8 million Americans currently, to 9.1 million by 2040.