Grants History

•The initial grant of $100.000.00 was made in April 1999 by D-7770 to Emory University and Dr. Allan Levey, the leader of its Alzheimer’s research team. Of the 8 research centers invited to apply for this initial grant, applications were received from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Emory University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Mayo Clinic.

•After the first CART grant for $100,000 was made to Emory University, the second CART grant was awarded in May 2001. A $250,000 grant was made to CASE Western Reserve University’s Alzheimer’s Research Department, Karl Herrup, Ph.D. and Gary Landreth, Ph.D. covering a two-year grant.)

•The third grant was awarded in April 2002: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Philip Wong, Ph.D. and Donald Price, Ph.D. receives CART’s third grant in the amount of $250,000.

In April 2003, CART’s fourth grant in the amount of $250,000 was awarded to the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, John Trojanowski, M.D., and Ph.D.

CART Treasurer Roger Ackerman announced that the Fund exceeded $1 million in receipts in July 2003.

In May 2004 the University Of Connecticut Health Center, Robert Reenan, Ph.D., was announced as the recipient of CART’s fifth grant in the amount of $250,000.

•The sixth grant of the CART Fund was presented to Dr. Gary Small and his research team from University of California at Los Angles in May 2005. The grant was for $250,000.

In May 2006, The University of Texas – Medical Branch, Claudio Soto, Ph.D., was awarded the seventh grant of the CART Fund in the amount of $250,000.

May 2007 saw the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville FL, Todd Golde, Ph.D., receive the eighth grant from CART for $250,000

In May 2008, thanks to generous support from Rotarians and others, it was possible to award two grants (#9 and #10) for the first time. The Cleveland Clinic and Sanjay W. Pimplikar, Ph.D, received a $250,000 grant, and The University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center and J. David Sweatt, Ph.D. received a $200,000 grant.

•The practice of awarding two grants continued in May 2009, when the University of Kentucky’s Harry LeVine.III, Ph.D, was awarded CART’s eleventh grant for $250,000 and the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fl and Malcom Leissring, Ph.D were awarded the twelfth for $200,000.

In May of 2010 the Board awarded three grants for the first time: University of Kentucky: Paul Murphy M.D. $250,000; University of Wisconsin: Luigi Puglielli M.D., Ph.D. $100,000; Pennsylvania State University: Kurt Brunden Ph.D. $50,000; Dr. Brunden was our very first Pilot Grant. We were convinced by our Research Scientists that a pilot grant would spur a great research idea and inspire young researcher in a promising way. The Pilot Grant was for one year and $50,000.

May of 2011: the CART Board selected three promising researchers from the following institutions. Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston: Brad Hyman M.D., Ph.D. $50,000; Case Western – Reserve: Gary Landreth Ph.D.; Pennsylvania State University, $100,000: Kurt Brunden Ph.D., $250,000. Again the board elected to offer the second Pilot Grant recommended by our research panel of scientist in 2010.

May of 2012: the Research Scientist Panel recommended and the Board awarded research grants to our first lady Researcher. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles: Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui Ph.D., $250,000; and the secondary award also went to a lady Researcher at the University of Washington, Seattle: Valerie Daggett Ph.D., $100,000. We are excited by the quality and dedication of all of our researchers; however, it was especially gratifying to see the ladies recognized for their unique cutting edge research that brings such promise to our cause.

May 2013, The Cart Board awarded grants to Children’s Hospital Boston, Beth Stevens, Ph.D. ($250,000) and to the Lerner Research Institute, Bruce Lamb, Ph.D. ($100,000)