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The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is a Cooperative Agreement (U01), funded in response to the following request for applications (RFA): RFA-NS-14-012(released 7/29/14), “Detect, Define and Measure the Progression of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (U01),” http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-14-012.html

As stated in the RFA, “The purpose of this initiative is to detect, characterize and measure the progression of neurodegeneration in individuals with a probable or possible diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) using brain imaging and other biomarkers.”

After a competitive peer review process, this grant was funded in December 2015. 

Grant Title: “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors”
Grant Number: U01NS093334
Funding Period: December 15, 2015 to November 30, 2022
Total Grant Award: $15,859,906

The grant has four principal investigators:
Robert A. Stern, Ph.D. (Contact PI)
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D.
Eric M. Reiman, M.D.
Martha E. Shenton, Ph.D.