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  • Dr. Elsa Marziali Awarded Catalyst Grant: EHealth Innovations - 2012

    Dr. Elsa Marziali (Principal Investigator)
    Dr. Deirdre Dawson, Dr. Kelly Murphy and Dr. Gary Turner (Co-Investigators)
    Term of grant: 1 year
    Amount : $99,925

    Through this project, researchers will develop, evaluate and disseminate an Internet-based technology platform for the delivery of in-home, evidence-based intervention programs to adults with chronic disease and their informal (family) caregivers.
  • Five Rotman Research Institute Scientists Awarded 2012-2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grants
    Dr. Jean Chen (Principal Investigator)
    Dr. Stephen Strother and Dr. Tomas Paus (Co-Investigators)
    Term of grant: 4 yrs 0 mth 
    Amount: $398,027

    This grant will help scientists advance the understanding of resting-state fMRI in the healthy adult population through improved methods for measuring the resting-state fMRI signal in order to understand the brain’s neural connections and advance early identification and detection of disease and degeneration in the brain.

    Dr. Morris Moscovitch and Dr. Gordon Winocur (Principal Investigators)
    Dr. Cheryl Grady and Dr. Mary McAndrews (Co-Investigators)
    Term of grant: 5 yrs 0 mth 
    Amount: $924,841

    This research will illuminate how recent and remote memories are formed, retained and retrieved. While creating diagnostic tools to identify memory disorders, this research will increase our understanding of how detailed and schematic memories contribute to language fluency, creativity and problem solving, that are essential components of activities of daily living.

    Dr. Tomas Paus and Dr. Suzanne King (Principal Investigators)
    Drs. Alain Brunet, Richard Hoge; David Laplante, Melissa Pangelinan; Jens Pruessner (Co-Investigators)
    Term of grant: 5 yrs 0 mth 
    Amount: $456,305

    This research study will determine the possible effects of maternal stress during pregnancy on adolescent brain maturation, resulting from the 1998 Quebec Ice Storm. The team of investigators will evaluate age-related changes in the connections in the brain during adolescence, and examine whether or not prenatal maternal stress affects normal development of these connections and, in turn, risk of mental health problems. This research will increase our understanding of prenatal factors on brain development and, in turn, individuals’ risk and resilience to psychological problems later in life.

    Dr. Bernhard Ross (Principal Investigator)
    Dr. Claude Alain (Co-Investigator)
    Term of grant: 5 yrs 0 mth 
    Amount: $820,855

    For older adults, understanding speech is difficult when others are talking at the same time because the surrounding noise interferes with the speech sound. The research outcomes will provide new knowledge about how the brain processes speech. The results will help to develop and improve assistive technologies and intervention approaches for hearing impaired adults. Moreover, the results will inform us about brain function in general, specifically how brain regions communicate with each other. It will thus inform us about how to help the aging population maintain successful communication and to protect them from social isolation and early cognitive decline.

    Dr. Jennifer Ryan (Principal Investigator)
    Drs. Malcolm BinnsRandy McIntoshJed MeltzerBernhard Ross (Co-Investigators)
    Term of grant: 5 yrs 0 mth 
    Amount: $ 1,065,581

    Memory typically declines with age. Research has shown that monitoring eye movements provides a valuable tool to understand memory performance without requiring verbal reports. Researchers will monitor eye movements to understand the influence of aging on the encoding (formation) and retrieval (access) of our memories that describe the personal events in our lives. This foundational research in eye movement monitoring may be an accessible and cost-effective means to understand memory performance in clinical and/or community settings.
  • CIHR Grant For Developing Interventions to Improve Performance of Older Drivers
    Rotman Research Institute associate scientist and Baycrest Chief of Medicine, Dr. Gary Naglie (with 13 co-investigators including scientists and clinicians from Canada) received a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The award of $562,766 for a term of five years will support research in developing interventions to improve performance of drivers aged 65 years and older with mild cognitive impairment.
  • CIHR Grant for Music-Supported Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients
    Rotman Research Institute scientists Dr. Takako Fujioka and Dr. Deirdre Dawson (with co-investigators from RRI) received a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for their research on the impact of music-supported rehabilitation on behavioural and cortical functions in stroke recovery. The award of $461,247 for a term of three years will help improve rehabilitation services for stroke patients in Canada.
  • CIHR Team Partnering Grant
    The Paus lab was awarded a new 4-year CIHR team grant partnering with a lab in Finland for their application entitled, “Programming the Brain Across Generations: How early environment and genes shape vulnerability to addiction”.
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund
    Brad Buchsbaum was awarded the CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund.