Miles Berger, MD, PhD, Awarded NIH Grant

Dr. Miles Berger and his colleagues in the Anesthesiology Department have been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant from the National Institute of Aging for the project entitled, The Significance of Perioperative Changes in CSF Tau Levels in the Elderly.”

This two-year grant will provide $75,000/year for enrolling an arm of non-surgical control individuals matched for age, education and gender to the surgical patients already being enrolled in the MADCO-PC trial (Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurocognitive Outcomes After Perioperative Care). This GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research) grant will also be accompanied by additional professional development funding for Dr. Berger from FAER (the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research).