DOD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s, Accelerating Diagnostics Research Award
The intent of the FY21 PRARP ADRA is to support high-impact, human-based development of robust diagnostic and/or prognostic biomarkers for military risk factors that pertain to AD/ADRD. It is anticipated that the proposed work will qualify clinically useful biomarkers for rapid transfer to clinical practice. The FY21 PRARP ADRA mechanism defines biomarker qualification as the evidentiary process of linking a biomarker with biological processes and clinical endpoints. Applications may consider elements of biomarker validation as part of the application. Biomarker validation is defined as assessing the biomarker’s measurement performance characteristics in terms of reproducibility, accuracy, precision, and limits of sensitivity. Applications that detail biomarker validation work should demonstrate how this research is relevant to overall biomarker qualification. As part of the application, the proposed biomarkers should demonstrate their potential for improved specificity and sensitiv...