Current KL2 Scholars Frank M. Skidmore, MD, Assistant Professor of NeurologyDivision of Movement DisordersTitle of Research: Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease using Diffusion Tensor ImagingPrimary Mentor: David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Neurology/John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair/ Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental TherapeuticsCo-Mentors: Gary R. Cutter, PhD., Professor of Biostatistics, Head, Section on Research Methods and Clinical Trials, SOPH; George Howard, DrPH, Professor of Biostatistics, SOPH; Adrienne Lahti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry/ Director, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology; and Almeida, Jonas S., PhD, Professor and Director, Division of Informatics, Department of Pathology.
Dr. Frank Skidmore joined the UAB faculty in 2011. The title of his research for the CCTS KL2 Scholar award is, “Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease using Diffusion Tensor Imaging,” with
primary mentor David Standaert, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Neurology. Co-Mentors include Gary Cutter, PhD., Professor of Biostatistics; George Howard, DrPH, Professor of Biostatistics; Adrienne Lahti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; and Jonas Almeida, Professor and Director, Division of Informatics, Department of Pathology.
"I was greatly honored to have the opportunity afforded by this award to pursue research into developing methods to more effectively use brain imaging for clinical purposes. The award provides an opportunity, but also carries a responsibility to focus on results that will contribute to patients, as well as to engage in and support the University academic community."
Kristen Triebel, PsyDAssistant Professor of NeurologyTitle of Research: “Medical Decision Making Capacity in Patients with Metastatic Brain Cancer”Primary Mentor: L. Burton Nabors, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, Director, Division of Neuro-OncologyCo-Mentors: Daniel C. Marson, JD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Division of Neuropsychology and Gary R. Cutter, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics