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Jennifer Lingler earned $2.1 million to study patient reactions to Alzheimer’s diagnoses

A portrait of Jennifer Lingler

Jennifer Lingler, vice chair for research in Pitt’s School of Nursing, will lead a study to advance understanding of real-world patient and family member reactions to biomarker-informed Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses. The research, which earned a $2.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, will inform best practices to monitor and support those most in need.

The study — co-led by Joshua Grill of the University of California, Irvine — seeks to better understand the psychological and social impact of using Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in clinical practice. Researchers will remotely interview a diverse, real-world representative population of 500 patients with memory impairment and one of their family members.

Professor Lingler leads the School of Nursing’s Aging and Gerontological Research HUB as well as the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core at Pitt’s Alzheimer Disease Research Center.