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Bradford Clark Dickerson, M.D.

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1995 - 1999
James Scholar Program for Independent Study (research conducted in Morrell lab, Rush University)
Walter Rice Craig Summer Research Fellowship (conducted in lab of W.T. Greenough)
Honorable Mention, Student Research Day
1996 - 1997
Rush University Scholars Fellowship (Rush University Scholar Fellowship (F & L Morrell lab)
Second place in Sigma Xi session of research forum
Alpha Omega Alpha
David M. Olkon Honors Scholarship
Outstanding Resident Teacher in Neurology
Partners in Excellence Award (Neurology Chief Residents)
2003 - 2005
Clinical Investigator Training Program
Mentor of the Year Award
MGH Scientific Advisory Committee Poster of Distinction Award
Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology
Honorable Mention, Annual Award for Compassionate Care
Xandra Breakfield Research Mentor of the Year

Brad Dickerson, M.D., is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit and Neuroimaging Lab in Boston. He holds the Tommy Rickles Chair in Progressive Aphasia Research, is Director of the Neuroimaging Core of the MGH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

As a behavioral neurologist, Dr. Dickerson runs a busy weekly multidisciplinary clinic caring for patients with various forms of cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as providing training for clinical and research fellows. He also runs a large NIH-, foundation-, and philanthrophy-funded research program focusing on quantitative structural, functional, and molecular neuroimaging techniques, along with quantitative behavioral assessments, to investigate dementias as well as normal aging. His team also studies new approaches to caregiving. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as many book chapters, and has edited two books on dementia. He is active in mentoring trainees and in teaching, and co-directs the annual Harvard Dementia Course. He is Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Association and is Chair-elect of the Medical Advisory Council of the national Association for FTD. He has won a number of awards, including the American Academy of Neurology’s Norman Geschwind Award in Behavioral Neurology and the MGH Xandra Breakfield Research Mentor of the Year Award.

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  1. U01AG082350 (JOHNSON, STERLING C) Sep 15, 2023 - Aug 31, 2028
    ADRC Consortium for Clarity in ADRD Research Through Imaging
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R01AG081249 (DICKERSON, BRADFORD C) May 15, 2023 - Mar 31, 2028
    Robust detection of atrophy over short intervals in AD and FTLD
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R21AG073744 (DICKERSON, BRADFORD C ;WOLFF, PHILLIP MARK) Aug 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2023
    Use of machine learning to quantify cognitive function in AD, FTD, and DLB
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R21AG072431 (SALAT, DAVID H) May 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2023
    Muli-scale Structural Imaging of Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology and Neurodegeneration
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01AG061968 (DICKERSON, BRADFORD C ;VOLANDES, ANGELO) Sep 30, 2018 - May 31, 2024
    A video intervention to improve decision making in early-onset dementia caregivers
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.