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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),”

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.