Cheshire Hardcastle and Jessica Kraft Appointed to ADRD T32 as Predoctoral Fellows

Published: December 18th, 2019

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Cheshire Hardcastle and Jessica Kraft were awarded an NIA funded T32 Predoctoral Fellowship on training in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD). The aim of this predoctoral T32 program is to develop a unique cohort of interdisciplinary researchers with strong foundations in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from neurophysiology to clinical presentation, emphasizing the discovery of new knowledge and its translation to clinical application. Key components of the training program are across-disciplinary interactions among trainees and an integrative bench to bedside perspective to develop a greater understanding, and treatments for, ADRD. Cheshire’s funded training project will focus on identifying optimal cognitive training strategies for slowing or reversing cognitive and neural effects of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), while Jessica will investigate the additive benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation paired with speed of processing cognitive training for altering trajectories of cognitive decline in healthy older adults with a focus on dementia prevention.