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BMED Faculty Members Patel & Rau Awarded Grant by NFL & GE to Study Traumatic Brain Injuries
Athletes, members of the military and others suffering from traumatic brain injury may benefit from research conducted by two University of Montana faculty members through a new $300,000 grant awarded by General Electric Co. and the National Football League.
GE and the NFL have announced 16 winners in the first stage of the $20 million Head Health Challenge. UM Research Assistant Professors Sarj Patel and Tom Rau were among the challenge winners selected to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Read More
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Hungarian Scholars visit Skaggs School of Pharmacy
For the past five months, two Hungarian scientists conducted research projects in the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Marta Wilhelm and Robert Gabriel arrived in early August from the University of Pécs in Hungary to study at UM as a part of a Fulbright fellowship. In Pécs, Marta works with the Institute of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, while Robert is a professor of zoology and neurobiology at the Biological Institute, Faculty of Science. In addition to her research involving fitness measurements of persons in diffrent age categories, Marta is interested in neuroimmune interactions, particularly researching the communication between mast cells and neurons. Robert’s research focuses primarily on retinal microanatomy and physiology and he recently became engaged in studying retinal degenerative disorders such as diabetic retinopathy.
During their stay they have studied the microanatomy and the neurochemistry of the cholinergic interneuron populations of the hippocampus, a brain structure that is known to participate, among others, in memory formation. This area is also involved in epileptogenesis and Alzheimer’s disease; therefore, their research may contribute to better understanding of the underlying processes of the above disorders overtime.
After returning home, they intend to maintain a fruitful collaboration with their hosts, Drs. Josh Lawrence and Michael Kavanaugh and plan to send students to their labs. They also welcome visits from faculty of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.
(Photos courtesy of Austin Smith.)
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The Skaggs School of Pharmacy ranks among the top 25% of pharmacy schools in total National Institutes of Health funds received. Click here for the 2012 Rankings
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