Dr. Fadel studies the anatomical and neurochemical basis of age-related cognitive decline. His work has received continuous extramural grant support since 2000 from multiple NIH institutes as well as private foundation and industry sources. He is a member of the American Federation for Aging Research National Scientific Advisory Council and in 2012 received the USC Education Foundation Health Sciences Research Award. He has served on several NIH grant review panels and has also served on the editorial board for the journal, Neuropsychopharmacology. In addition to his primary interests in brain aging, Jim collaborates extensively on projects related to the biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and has received Young Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Dr. Fadel has also been active in neuroscience outreach efforts with schools, community organizations and undergraduate institutions around the state.