2017 • CMIT provided a $16,000 pilot grant for a University of Louisiana at Monroe researcher. The funded proposal is entitled “Extra-virgin olive oil ameliorates blood brain barrier function and reduces microglial activation: a pilot study” by PI Amal Kaddoumi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences.

2018 • CMIT provided a $7,500 pilot grant for a LSU Health Sciences Center researcher. The funded proposal is entitled “Interactions between alpha-syn/beta-Amyloid/tau and cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease” by PI J. Steven Alexander, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology.

CMIT is headed by Dr. Pradeep Garg. Learn more about CMIT at www.cmitla.org.