Brown University and Butler Hospital have established a collaborative partnership with multiple universities in the U.S., designating itself as a premier study site for visits. This strategic alliance brings together the research expertise of all institutions, fostering a dedicated environment for the investigation and understanding of CADASIL. Through joint efforts, Brown/Butler and the entire Consortium of sites aim to advance knowledge and contribute to the broader scientific community’s understanding of this rare and complex condition.

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Stephen Salloway, MD, MS

Position title: Site Principal Investigator


Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, is Director of Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Martin M. Zucker Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his MD from Stanford Medical School and completed residencies in neurology and psychiatry at Yale University.

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Megan Caruso

Position title: Research Project Coordinator


Megan recently graduated from Tulane University with a degree in neuroscience and a degree in studio art with a concentration in glassblowing. Before working in the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, she worked as a high school biology teacher in San Antonio, Texas. She is excited to help families who have been affected by this disease and to further develop our knowledge base of CADASIL. She plans on going to medical school after working in research for several more years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time by the ocean, playing with her cats, going to concerts, and making art.

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Maggie Malloy, BA

Position title: Research Assitant


Maggie is a Research Assistant at the Memory and Aging Program. She earned a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience at Saint Anselm College and conducted undergraduate research in perceptual illusions and assisted in an electrogustometry lab.

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Sarah Benjamin, MS

Position title: Research Project Coordinator


Sarah graduated with an MS in Neuroscience from the University of Hartford in 2022. Before joining the Memory and Aging Program (MAP), Sarah conducted behavioral intervention research studies at Boston University. She is now a cognitive rater at MAP assisting with pharmaceutical, observational, and lifestyle intervention studies.