NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) launched a joint NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme on 8 January 2015 as part of the ‘Building the workforce’ element of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative.

The scheme aims to support emerging dementia researchers and attract scientists into dementia research from other fields, such as neurobiology, immunology, chemistry, bioengineering, information and communications technology, genomics, epidemiology and cell and vascular biology. 


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Associate Professor Alaa Abdul-Ridha
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow
University of Melbourne

Targeting GPCRs to treat and prevent dementia

View Professor Abdul-Ridha's research profile here.

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Dr Scott Ayton
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow
University of Melbourne

Novel mechanisms and diagnostic applications for iron in Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Ayton's research profile here.

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Dr Amee Baird
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Macquarie University

Can music mend minds? Inviestigating the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of music on persons with dementia

View Dr Baird's research profile here.

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Ms Samantha Barton
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Monash University

The role of Oligodendrocytes in Frontotemporal Dementia

View Ms Barton's research profile here.

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Dr Prashant Bharadwaj
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Edith Cowan University

Neuroprotective functions in autophagy regulators in Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Bharadwaj's research profile here.

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Dr Surabhi Bhatia
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales

Role of Apolipoprotein D in Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotempoiral Dementia

View Dr Bhatia's research profile here.

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Dr Gabriela-Oana Bodea
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Queensland

L1 retrotransposition: the missing link between genetics and environmental factors in Parkinson's disease?

View Dr Bodea's research profile here.

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Dr Belinda Brown
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Murdoch University

The role of intense physical activity in protecting the ageing brain

View Dr Brown's research profile here.

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Dr Jamie Bryant
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Newcastle

Increasing rates of Advance Care Planning for individuals with dementia

View Dr Bryant's research profile here.

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Dr Sam Buckberry
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Western Australia

The role of the neuronal epigenome in natural brain ageing and the progression of Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Buckberry's research profile here.

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Dr Rachel Buckley
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

What can tau deposition tell us about the appearance of subjective and objective cognitive decline in older adults?

View Dr Buckley's research profile here.

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Dr Emma Burrows
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

The missing link: mGluR5 as a therapeutic target for cognitive decline in dementia

View Dr Burrows' research profile here.

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Dr Sean Coakley
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Queensland

Discovering novel molecules that regulate axonal degeneration

View Dr Coakley's research profile here.

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Dr Timothy Couttas
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales

Myelin lipid breakdown affected by Apolipoprotein E genotype: implications for Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

View Dr Couttas' research profile here.

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Dr Angela D'Rozario
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney

Sleep, plasticity and neurodegeneration: Targeting sleep to improve cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

View Dr D'Rozario's research profile here.

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Dr Xin Du
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

Investigating the synergistic role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and estradiol on parvalbumin0mediated cognitive function: relevance to dementia

View Dr Du's research profile here.

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Dr Shantel Duffy
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney

Neuroimaging insights to sleep-wake dysfunction in older adults 'at risk' of developing dementia

View Dr Duffy's research profile here.

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Dr Kate-Ellen Elliott
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Tasmania

Work4Dementia; Development of an evidence-based intervention to build capacity and resilience for the Australian dementia care workforce

View Dr Elliott's research profile here.

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Dr Elizabeth Evans
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales

Dementia in people with Intellectual Disability: A longitudinal study with a focus on translatable outcomes

View Dr Evan's research profile here.

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Associate Professor Lisbeth Evered
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

Predicting perioperative cognitive disorders in the elderly based on cardiovascular risk, AD risk and new biomarkers

View Associate Professor Evered's research profile here.

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Dr Andrew Ford
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Western Australia

Depression in dementia

View Dr Ford's research profile here.

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Dr Shaun Frost
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
CSIRO

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease using ocular biomarkers

View Dr Frost's research profile here.

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Dr Paul Gardiner

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Queensland

Stand up to dementia: Reducing prolonged sitting to improve cognitive function in older adults

View Dr Gardiner's research profile here.

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Dr Sandra Garrido
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Western Sydney University

Mood regulation using music: A community health strategy for improving quality of life in people with mild dementia

View Dr Garrido's research profile here.

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Dr Rajesh Ghai
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Queensland

Towards targeting the endosome in Neurodegenerative disease

View Dr Ghai's research profile here.

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Dr Julia Gilmartin-Thomas
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Monash University

Optimising medication use to maintain or improve quality of life in aged care facility residents with and without dementia

View Dr Gilmartin-Thomas' research profile here.

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Dr Yifat Glikmann-Johnston
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Monash University

Spatial learning and memory in Huntington's disease

View Dr Glikmann-Johnston's research profile here.

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Dr Mitchell Goldsworthy
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Adelaide

Combined TMS-EEG for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Goldsworthy's research profile here.

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Dr Leonardo Gollo
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

From brain maps to mechanisms: Modelling the pathphysiology of dementia

View Dr Gollo's research profile here.

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Dr Mojtaba Golzan
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Macquarie University

Implications of retinal neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Golzan's research profile here.

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Dr Mark Greenough
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

The role of copper hin Ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation in Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Greenough's research profile here.

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Dr Alexandra Grubman
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

Anti-inflammatory copper complexes for treatment of Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Grubman's research profile here.

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Dr Amy Heffernan
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

Investigating the iron proteome in Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Heffernan's research profile here.

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Dr Camilla Hoyos
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney

Sleep-wake disturbances and cardio-metabolic dysfunction in at risk dementia: a novel pathway in neurocognitive decline

View Dr Hoyos' research profile here.

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Dr Sharpley Hsieh
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney

Cognition in motion: Characterisation and evolution of cognitive dysfunction in Motor Neurodegeneration and Frontotemporal Dementia

View Dr Hsieh's research profile here.

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Dr Simon James
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship?
University of Melbourne

Forging a new understanding of iron in neurodegenerative disease

View Dr James' research profile here.

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Dr Lisa Kalisch Ellett
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of South Australia

Medicine-associated dementia and cognitive impairement: identifying the problem, reducing the harm

View Dr Kalisch Ellett's research profile here.

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Dr Manreena Kaur
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney

Can repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation improve cognition and neuropsychiatric features in mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s disease?

View Dr Kaur's research profile here.

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Dr Kristian Kempe
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship 
Monash University         

Novel targeted degradable multifunctional poly(vinyl-co-ester) nanoparticles for Alzheimer’s disease applications            

View Dr Kempe's research profile here.

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Dr Fiona Kumfor
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales

Identifying novel markers to differentiate frontotemporal dementia from Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Kumfor's research profile here.

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Dr Amit Lampit
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship 
University of Sydney

Moving Behavioural Neuroscience & Neuroeconomics into Dementia Prevention: Spatial tracking and economic decision-making as new sensitive measures of daily function

View Dr Lampit's research profile here.

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Dr Kate Laver
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Flinders University         

A telehealth intervention to delay functional decline in community-dwelling people with dementia

View Dr Laver's research profile here.

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Professor Simon Lewis
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney      

Predicting Dementia and Parkinson’s in the Clinic               

View Professor Lewis' research profile here.

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Dr Cristian Leyton-Moscoso
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales 

Disentangling aphasic syndromes in Alzheimer's disease      

View Dr Leyton-Moscoso's research profile here.

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Dr Yen Ying Lim 
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne

Genetic mechanisms that moderate effects of Aβ accumulation in preclinical Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Lim's research profile here.

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Associate Professor Clement Loy
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship 
University of Sydney      

Longitudinal transcriptome profiles for people with dementia 

View Associate Professor Loy's research profile here.

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Dr Helen Macpherson
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Deakin University            

A multi-faceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline               

View Dr Macpherson's research profile here.

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Dr Adam Martin
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales 

Self-assembled hydrogels as a model for neurodegeneration  

View Dr Martin's research profile here.

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Dr Erin McAllum
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne              

Investigating biometal dyshomeostasis in dementia with Lewy bodies

View Dr McAllum's research profile here.

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Dr Christopher Moran
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Monash University         

Dementia in Type 2 Diabetes – studying causal mechanisms

View Dr Moran's research profile here.

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Dr Moyra Mortby
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Australian National University

BPSD-CARE: A person-centred approach to managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential care

View Dr Mortby's research profile here.

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Dr Loren Mowszowski
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney      

Cognitive interventions for older adults at-risk of dementia and with early-stage neurodegenerative disease

View Dr Mowszowski's research profile here.

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Dr Kathryn Munro
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship  
University of Melbourne              

Protecting synaptic connectivity in Alzheimer's disease    

View Dr Munro's research profile here.

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Dr Tuan Anh Nguyen
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of South Australia      

Development of a unified list of drugs associated with drug-induced cognitive impairment

View Dr Nguyen's research profile here.

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Dr Rachel Okolicsanyi
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Queensland University of Technology    

The role of proteoglycans in neurodegeneration

View Dr Okolicsanyi's research profile here.

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Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Deakin University            

Develop, evaluate and disseminate a quality measure to manage incontinence in people with dementia in residential aged care facilities 

View Dr Ostaszkiewicz's research profile here.

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Dr Christina Perry
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne              

The effect of chronic intermittent alcohol consumption on the precipitation of dementia.

View Dr Perry's research profile here.

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Dr Lyn Phillipson
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Wollongong            

Consumer Directed Care: Understanding and promoting participation and care outcomes for people living with dementia in receipt of a Home Care Package 

View Dr Phillipson's research profile here.

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Dr Sivaraman Purushothuman
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship              
University of New South Wales 

Lewy bodies in patients with dementia – Determining common and unique mechanisms in relation to Alzheimer’s disease

View Dr Prushothuman's research profile here.

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Dr Kylie Radford
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales 

Ageing and dementia in Aboriginal Australians: promoting vitality, identifying decline and supporting communities               

View Dr Radford's research profile here.

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Dr Sarah Rea
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Western Australia 

How do mutations in autophagy receptors cause FTD and ALS?   

View Dr Rea's research profile here.

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Dr Emily Reeve
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Sydney      

Development and implementation of evidence-based deprescribing guidelines to guide person-centred care for people with dementia           

View Dr Reeve's research profile here.

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Dr Miguel Renteria Rodriguez
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute        

Uncovering the Function of Susceptibility Variants in Alzheimer's Disease: From GWAS to Cell-Type Specific eQTLs and mQTLs    

View Dr Rodriguez's research profile here.

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Dr Theresa Scott
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Queensland            

Rolling it out: Targeted translation intervention to improve driving cessation outcomes for people with dementia across metropolitan and regional areas     

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Dr Bingyang Shi
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Reserach Development Fellowship
Macquarie University    

New Nanoparticle Strategies for Efficient Delivery and Controlled Release into the Brain

View Dr Shi's research profile here.

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Dr Olga Shimoni
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Technology Sydney              

Investigation of zinc dyshomeostasis associated with aging and dementia-related disorders using novel nanodiamond-based markers 

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Dr Kate Smith
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Western Australia 

Development and validation of the first culturally based quality of life tool for Aboriginal Australians living with dementia or cognitive impairment

View Dr Smith's research profile here.

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Dr Ashleigh Smith
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of South Australia      

Optimising exercise prescription for brain health in older adults at risk of dementia   

View Dr Smith's research profile here.

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Dr Genevieve Steiner
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Western Sydney University

An investigation into the neural substrates of cognitive deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment, and the mechanisms of action of a novel treatment 

View Dr Steiner's research profile here.

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Dr Jeanette Tamplin
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne              

Choir participation to improve wellbeing and relationship quality for community-dwelling people with dementia and their primary care-givers

View Dr Tamplin's research profile here.

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Dr Edwin Tan
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
Monash University

Optimising the management of comorbidities in dementia: reducing disparaties and improving clinical outcomes

View Dr Tan's research profile here.

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Dr Rachel Tan
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales 

Dual and multiple proteinopathies in neurodegenerative dementias - risk factors, prognostic indicators and clinical ramifications

View Dr Tan's research profile here.

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Dr Morag Taylor
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of New South Wales 

Understanding and preventing physical and cognitive decline and falls in older people with dementia   

View Dr Taylor's research profile here.

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Dr Andrew Watt
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne              

In vivo assessment of the role of aggregated tau in preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer's disease

View Dr Watt's research profile here.

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Dr Rachel Wong
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Newcastle

Vasoactive nutrients to promote healthy ageing in postmenopausal women

View Dr Wong's research profile here.

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Dr Nawaf Yassi
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship
University of Melbourne 

Vascular Cognitive Risk Score: quantifying the vascular burden in Alzheimer's Disease 

View Dr Yassi's research profile here.

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