BME Led Team Receives 2021 Precision Heath Investigators Award

December 8, 2021

A team of researchers led by BME and EECS professor Zhongming Liu, PhD, and BME/fMRI Research Scientist, Scott Peltier, PhD, received one of seven Precision Health Investigators Awards for 2021 for their project titled, “Deep Learning for Prediction of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type.” The awards— each of $200k over 2 years—support new, collaborative research projects rooted in precision health to advance science and develop health innovations. “This project will use functional MRI and machine learning methods to advance individualized diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The unique collaborative environment at the University of Michigan, including the Functional MRI Laboratory, Departments of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, makes this research possible.” —Co-PIs Scott Peltier and Zhongming Liu. The team of collaborative researchers will include Benjamin Hampstead, PhD, ABPP/CN, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Jeffrey Fessler, PhD, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Douglas Noll, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering. This awards program aspires to nurture groundbreaking multidisciplinary research projects that advance the field of precision health through the use and/or enrichment of Precision Health data, tools, methods, and techniques.

Learn more about the Precision Health Investigators awards 2021 projects: