||Paula Grammas, Ph.D.
||Executive Director, Garrison Institute on Aging
Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
||Ph.D. in Pathology - Wayne State University, Detriot, MI
Prior to accepting the position with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Grammas was serving as the director of the University of Oklahoma's Center for Neuroscience. She also held the Presbyterian Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and was adjunct professor of cell biology, geriatrics and psychology and behavioral science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
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||Dr. Grammas is nationally recognized for her pioneering research into the role that blood vessels and inflammation might play in the development of diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, AIDS and atherosclerosis and also is well known in the research community for her cross-disciplinary approach to disease investigation.
||Awarded the Presbyterian Health Foundation Chair in Neuroscience Award for Outstanding Achievement in Alzheimer Research, the Alzheimer's Association Zenith Fellows Award, and the Alzheimer Research Award from the Fraternal Order of American Eagles.
In 2001, she received her fifth Alzheimer's Association Award for her project, "Alzheimer's disease and Heart Disease: Is There a Connection?" In addition to her support from the Alzheimer's Association, she has successfully secured funding for her work from the National Institutes of Health, the American Foundation for AIDS Research and the Presbyterian Health Foundation.