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Baycrest is proud to be recognized as the #1 most research-intensive hospital in Canada for the second year in a row, according to Research Infosource’s latest rankings for Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. Led by Baycrest’s world-renowned Rotman Research Institute (RRI), Baycrest scientists attracted an average of $975,300 each in research funding last year. Baycrest has been recognized among Canada’s top research hospitals every year since the rankings began, over a decade ago.

Research at the RRI and across the Baycrest campus focuses on neuroscience, aging and brain health, with an emphasis on the prevention, early detection, treatment and care of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The research is supported by funding from donors, community partners, companies, non-profits, granting agencies, foundations and the provincial and federal governments.

To optimize aging and tackle the dementia crisis, scientists, staff and trainees at the RRI are paving the way toward the new, interdisciplinary field of predictive neuroscience for precision aging. This field brings together artificial intelligence, neuroinformatics, biomarkers, and sensory and cognitive neuroscience to model and predict how people will age in the future. Baycrest is home to leading experts in all of these areas, and these experts are driving partnerships with key players in the field. As the scientific headquarters of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), which is Canada’s largest national dementia research initiative, Baycrest also represents the epicentre of the country’s dementia prevention research program.
With neuroscience at its core, predictive neuroscience for precision aging is a holistic approach that considers the brain in connection with the rest of the body, as well as the environment and society. This will allow the creation of personalized longevity and brain health prescriptions for the prevention, early detection, treatment and care of dementia and related neurodegenerative disorders.

“Through predictive neuroscience for precision aging, we are bringing the world of precision medicine into the field of aging and brain health,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, President & Chief Scientist of the Baycrest Academy for Research and Education. “We are grateful to our funders, researchers, staff, students and community of research participants, for their invaluable support in helping us lead vital research to help everyone Fear No AgeTM.”

“It is predicted that nearly one million Canadians will be living with dementia by the year 2030.  Baycrest researchers continue to make great strides to address this public health crisis by advancing critical research to prevent, detect and treat dementia and creating a world where we are all empowered to age fearlessly,” says Dr. William Reichman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baycrest Seniors Care.
Research Infosource’s annual Top 40 Research Hospital list ranks hospitals on their ability to attract financial support for research.
About Baycrest
Baycrest is a global leader in aging and brain health with a vision of a world where, with your help, we can all Fear No AgeTM.  Baycrest provides everyone the tools they need to make their later years the best years of their lives. Through our work in research, innovation, care and education, we are working to defeat dementia and create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment. For more information about Baycrest, visit
About Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute
The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest is a preeminent international centre for the study of aging and human brain function. Through generous support from private donors and funding agencies, the RRI advances our understanding of human brain structure and function in critical areas of clinical, cognitive, and computational neuroscience, including perception, memory, language, attention and decision making. With a primary focus on aging and brain health, including Alzheimer’s and related dementias, research at the RRI and across the Baycrest campus promotes effective care and improved quality of life for older adults through research into age- and disease-related behavioural and neural changes.
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