CNDR Director, Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD receives $7.5 Million NIH Renewal Grant for Frontotemporal Dementia Research

Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, professor in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a $7.5 Million, five-year renewal on her multidisciplinary Program Project Grant (PPG) on Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 11.57.50 AMAs explained in a recent Penn Medicine News Release, “the major goal of the Lee-led grant, which comprises years 16 to 20 of an ongoing series of clinical investigations, is to expand a Penn-based comprehensive research program studying the origins and progression of frontotemporal dementia.”

To learn more about Dr. Lee’s FTD PPG, view our Virtual Tour here:


Read the full Penn Medicine News Release here.



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