July 2016: The Brigham Research Institute shared an article originally published in USA Today, highlighting Dr. Martha Shenton’s important involvement in research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The article looks optimistically at the new DIAGNOSE CTE study, and at the breakthroughs it will lead to in understanding the disorder, its diagnosis,… read more →
Brigham and Women’s Hospital “Awards, Honors and Grants” Page Features Dr. Martha Shenton for Human Connectome Award
June 2016: Dr. Martha Shenton is again featured on Brigham and Women’s “Awards, Honors, and Grants” News Page. Dr. Shenton recently received an award from the National Institute of Mental Health for $5.35 million to fund research focused on studying neural connections in early psychosis. This research effort is part… read more →
June 2016: In light of the new Diagnose CTE study beginning, Boston University published an in depth article on the study, celebrating its purpose and its collaborative effort (with multiple study sites and four Principal Investigators). The article describes the possibilities the study may open for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of… read more →
June 2016: A recent article by USA TODAY describes how developing a diagnostic test for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy will make additional breakthroughs possible, such as understanding the disease’s underlying pathology and developing treatments for it. Drs. Robert Stern and Martha Shenton contribute to the article and explain their excitement to begin… read more →
June 2016: Former NFL player Tim Fox spoke to a large group of researchers and scientists as they met to launch their new study aimed at better understanding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Fox demonstrates the importance of this research by explaining his personal battle with ongoing CTE-like symptoms.
June 2016: The new seven year, 16 million dollar grant entitled “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors” had its first annual investigator meeting on June 1st and 2nd, 2016. The four principal investigators (PI) on this grant met at Boston University School of Medicine along with site investigators… read more →
June 2016: The new grant coined “Diagnose CTE” had its first annual investigator meeting on June 1st and 2nd of 2016, despite an initial setback that occurred when the NFL pulled their funding from the grant. Dr. Martha Shenton and the Psychiatry Neuroimaing Lab will be involved in neuroimaging aspects of this grant. Associated Press covered… read more →
June 2016: During the first annual investigator meeting for the new “Diagnose CTE” grant, Boston’s WBUR conducted an interview with the study’s contact Principal Investigator Dr. Robert Stern, as well as with the former NFL player Tim Fox, who is helping support and advocate for the research. Drs. Cummings, Reiman, and Shenton were also mentioned… read more →
“After a Public Fall, The Face of NFL Concussion Denial Resurfaces.” STAT Reviews Dr. Ira Casson’s Unsound Study
April 2016: In a recent article, STAT news considers the ambiguity surrounding Dr. Ira Casson’s study that claimed to find no link between professional football and chronic brain damage. Dr. Inga Koerte lends support in the article to the widely held view that the study is greatly flawed, discussing the… read more →
April 2016: The popular science magazine Spektrum der Wissenschaft interviewed Dr. Inga Koerte for an article which examines how heading the ball in soccer may lead to sports-related brain trauma. Dr. Koerte’s recent research sheds a critical light on this topic.