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November 14, 2019 Baycrest is proud to be recognized as one of the country’s top research-intensive hospitals in the recent Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals rankings. 

Across Canada, Baycrest ranked eighth for researcher intensity (the amount of research income per researcher). This is the eighth consecutive year in which Baycrest’s researchers have been recognized in this category. Researchers attracted an average of $515,200 per scientist. Donor support from community partners, companies, non-profits, granting agencies and the government have all played a huge role in the success of research at Baycrest.

“Our researchers remain steadfast in advancing research to tackle one of the greatest public health challenges of our time: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia,” says Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice-President, Research and the Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest. “Baycrest’s vision is a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfillment, a world without dementia. Research at Baycrest is moving us one step closer to defeating dementia.”

This year, Baycrest became the scientific headquarters to Canada’s largest national dementia research initiative, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and welcomed leading social gerontology researcher, Dr. Amanda Grenier, to the Rotman Research Institute as the Norman and Honey Schipper Chair in Gerontological Social Work.

Research Infosource’s annual Top 40 Research Hospital list ranks hospitals on their ability to attract financial support for research.
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