Research in the NIAC

The NIAC is supported through grant, industry, foundation, and institutional mechanisms, including from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Donors wishing to support the Center should contact dmarcus@wustl.edu.

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Research Grant Support

The NINDS Center Core for Brain Imaging (NCCBI)

The NCCBI (NIH Grant 2P30NS048056-06) provides funding for informatics, analysis, and administration cores that form the foundation of the Center’s operations.  The NCCBI was initially funded in 2004 and was refunded for an additional five years in 2010.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)

The ADRC supports the Center through its core research projects, including the Adult Children Study (NIH Grant 5P01AG026276), and the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (NIH Grant 5U01AG032438), a multi-center study of early onset dementia.  The NIAC provides central data management, quality control, and image processing services to the ADRC.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR)

The MIR provides an exceptional home to the NIAC in the East Building on the Washington University Medical Center.  In addition, MIR supports NIAC’s lecture series and research fellow position.

Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR)

The CCIR is a state-of-the-art biomedical imaging facility established on the 10th floor of the West Pavilion of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. The CCIR provides the latest in advanced imaging technology, equipment and expertise to support basic and translational inpatient and outpatient clinical research. The NIAC’s central image repository serves as the primary database for the CCIR and is provide CCIR investigators with easy access to their data and optional use of NIAC image processing pipelines.

Injury and Traumatic Stress Consortium (INTRUST)

The overarching goal of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury (PTSD/TBI) Clinical Consortium is to combine the efforts of the nation’s leading investigators to bring to market novel treatments or interventions that will ultimately decrease the impact of military-relevant psychological  health problems and TBI. The NIAC provides centralized data management for imaging studies conducted by INTRUST.

Washington University Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (WUIDDRC)

The goal of the WUIDDRC is to promote cutting-edge Innovation to understand and treat intellectual and developmental disabilities. The NIAC is collaborating with the WUIDDIC to provide data management, imaging processing, and computing services to the pediatric research community at WU.


Industry Support

The NIAC provides data management services for a number of industry-sponsored trials.  Our core competencies in multi-site data acquisition, secure anytime anywhere access, automated quality control, integration across modalities and clinical data makes the Center a uniquely valuable partner in the execution of imaging-based clinical trials.

McDonnell Center for Higher Brain Function

The McDonnell Center for Higher Brain Function provided early support for the development of the NIAC’s database infrastructure.  In turn, the NIAC is committed to providing ongoing support to McDonnell Center grant recipients.