Baycrest became home to the largest network of dementia research done across the country
The scientific headquarters of Canada’s largest national dementia research initiative, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, moved to Baycrest. The initiative continues to be led by CCNA’s Scientific Director, Dr. Howard Chertkow, who joined Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute as a Senior Scientist and Chair in Cognitive Neurology and Innovation. Click here to view the awards.
Leading New Zealand memory researcher joins Baycrest as Canada 150 Research Chair
The federal government announced that Dr. Donna Rose Addis will join the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging. As a Canada 150 Research Chair, Dr. Addis will receive $2.45 million over seven years to explore ways to improve a person’s ability to picture the future, opening the door to develop interventions for depression and mood disorders amongst older adults and enhance psychological well-being during aging.
Baycrest’s VP Research elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists
Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice President of Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest, has been elected as a fellow to the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in Psychology, the Society of Experimental Psychologists. This honour recognizes Dr. Sekuler’s contributions as a leading experimental psychologist in North America.
RRI senior scientist elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Cheryl Grady, a senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI), has been recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience with her election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Grady’s discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how aging affects various aspects of brain function, such as perception, attention, memory and thinking. She has pioneered brain imaging techniques to study the aging brain and uncover how these processes change with age.