Approximately 65 Georgia State University Emeriti have donated over $86,015 to the Just in Time Program initiated by Harry Dangel, Emeriti Board Chair, 2015-2017.
The Just in Time Fund supports Georgia State University Honors College students in their research efforts.
Since the program’s inception, 81 students have received funding.
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Chinkuli Munkombwe wrote: “In February, 2022 I presented virtually at the International Neuropsychological Society’s (INS) annual Conference. Every year, researchers in Neuropsychology and related fields come together during this meeting to present their findings and learn from each other. The research I presented related to my projects investigating a reason for racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease.
“It is well known that Black Americans are far more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Hispanic whites, but the reasons are not understood. One theory relates to the higher prevalence of certain Alzheimer’s biomarkers in black Americans. Thus, my project considered whether the correlation between cerebrospinal fluid (CSP) biomarkers. tau and A-beta42, and imaging biomarkers such as white matter hyperintensities were modified by race. Results showed that race did in fact play a role in how CSF biomarkers correlated with white matter hyperintensity volumes.”
“I hope to continue in the field of neurodegenerative diseases of aging, especially Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Attending the INS conference gave me the opportunity to learn how to better communicate my work, seek out mentorship in my field, and further my passion for research”
—Christine Gallant, Professor Emerita of English, Georgia State University, EmeriTies Winter, 2023
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