Puterman receives New Investigator Award for work on Alzheimer’s caregivers and stress

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eli Puterman, PhD, has received a 2014 New Investigator Award from the Alzheimer’s Association for his project, “Improving caregivers’ daily lives with exercise: A randomized study.”

The study supplements Puterman's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded randomized controlled exercise intervention with ecological momentary assessments to examine whether increasing fitness over a 6-month period alters stress sensitivity to daily stressful events in family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders. It will be further examined whether changes in stress sensitivity perhaps mediate the expected biological benefits of exercising.

Since 1982 the Alzheimer’s Association has invested over $315 million in more than 2,200 scientific investigations. Their New Investigator Research Grant Program supports the early-career development of newly independent investigators providing them with funding that will allow them to develop preliminary or pilot data, test procedures, develop hypotheses and lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other funding agencies and groups.


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