2018 Grant Recipients

The proceeds from our annual 4th & Goal Gala benefit, which took place on September 21, 2018, will be shared between the University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School, The O'Donnell Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern, and the Edith T. Royal Caregiver Initiate. The DKR Fund raised over $1 million at this event, and we are honored to grant the proceeds to the top neurological research organizations in the state of Texas.

The Class of 2016 Grant Recipients

For the 2016 Research Grant season, two applicants were selected by the reviewing committee to be granted a combined total of $330,000. Congratulations to the following grant recipients!

Dr. Andreana Haley-UT Austin

Project Title: Photoneuromodulation: A Novel Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Lenora Volk-UT Southwestern

Project Title: Investigating the PICK1/KIBRA complex as a signaling nexus for synaptic dysfunction in adult-onset cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's Disease

The Class of 2016 Grant Recipients' Annual Reports

The Class of 2015 Grant Recipients

For the 2015 Research Grant season, five applicants were selected by the reviewing committee to be granted a combined total of nearly $750,000. Congratulations to the following grant recipients!

Dr. Ismael Al-Ramahi - Baylor College of Medicine

Project Title: Behavioral and Cell-based Complementary Screens to Identify Drug-able Targets Modulating TAU Protein Levels

Dr. Kan Ding - UT Southwestern

Project Title: Neurovascular Decoupling and Memory Impairment After Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Bridget Hawkins - UTMB Galveston

Project Title: Using a Novel Tau Monoclonal Antibody Immunotherapy to Prevent Dementia after TBI

Dr. Sven Vanneste - UT Dallas

Project Title: Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Memory Retrieval in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Yingfei Wang - UT Southwestern

Project Title: The Role of a Novel AIF3 Isoform in Dementia

The Class of 2015 Grant Recipients' Annual Reports