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Baycrest’s VP Research awarded ORION Leadership Innovation Award May 24, 2017
Dr. Randy McIntosh, Vice President of Research at Baycrest and Director of the Rotman Research Institute (RRI), was recognized for outstanding innovation through his work leading the Virtual Brain Pro …

Dr. Allison Sekuler announced as new VP Research for Baycrest Health Sciences May 19, 2017
Baycrest Health Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Allison Sekuler as the new Vice-President, Research, and the Sandra A. Rotman Chair at Baycrest Health Sciences. Dr. Sekuler join …

Baycrest scientist Dr. Jean Chen appointed Canada Research Chair in Neuroimaging of Aging May 15, 2017
Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientist Dr. Jean Chen has been recognized as an exceptional emerging Canadian researcher in the field of neuroscience.Dr. Chen was announced as Canada Rese …

University of Toronto-Baycrest study shows dementia-related brain changes are identifiable even before memory or thinking problems become noticeable May 10, 2017
Scientists discover a potential predictor for early dementia that could inform the development of drug and therapeutic interventions to treat or slow down the diseaseUniversity of Toronto and Baycrest …

Training program aims to help older adults to continue living independently May 8, 2017
Baycrest scientists are collaborating with seniors’ centres across Toronto to study a training program that could help older adults preserve their independence as they age.The Real World Strategy Trai …

New group intervention brings hope to patients with a dementia that robs them of speech and language abilities May 4, 2017
A Baycrest Health Sciences researcher and clinician has developed the first group language intervention that helps individuals losing the ability to speak due to a rare form of dementia, and could hel …

Grant funding helps Baycrest launch pilot project for Canada’s first cross-institutional memory clinic May 1, 2017
When patients arrive at Baycrest Health Sciences’ Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic this upcoming June, they will be greeted by a doctor or nurse with an iPad that will be used to conduct neurological as …

2017 Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award given to Baycrest Youth Leader April 26, 2017
Baycrest Volunteer Services Youth Council President Shaira Wignarajah is an inspiring young volunteer. For the past seven years, Shaira has been a friendly visitor, program escort and Youth Council me …

Robotic animals offer comfort to clients at Baycrest April 25, 2017
They purr, bark, respond to voice commands and occasionally even shed fur. No, these are not Baycrest Health Sciences’ famous pet therapy animals. They’re a new breed of animatronic dogs and cats desi …

Baycrest longitudinal study examines the cognitive and psychosocial function of retired professional hockey players April 13, 2017
Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute have reported the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the …