Around the world, the scientific community is devoting substantial effort and funding to dementia research. Researchers are looking for ways to prevent the disease, to improve quality of life for people living with the disease and to ultimately finding a cure to eradicate the disease.
The Alzheimer Society Research Program
The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is one of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, helping the best and brightest minds in the field spark their work from ideas to impact.
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Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Graduate Student Fellowship Award
They are offered to encourage graduate student interest in research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Specifically:
- To enhance knowledge about the cause, treatment, cure and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the biomedical and psychosocial domains.
- To increase knowledge about the care of people with dementia by formal and informal caregivers.
- To encourage graduate student interest in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- To stimulate graduate student research activity in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Each year, two fellowships will be offered to a graduate student who:
- is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in either the first or second year of a Master’s program, or is within the first four years of a doctoral program, and whose research focuses on Alzheimer disease and related dementias in Universities in Manitoba;
- has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the previous 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study;
- has demonstrated outstanding interest or commitment to research in Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
Application Deadline: May 21, 2021
For more information and how to apply, click here to visit their website.
Manitoba Dementia Research Chair
This $500,000 investment (over a five-year period), is an extraordinary opportunity for our community to come together and make a real difference for those affected by dementia.
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Click here to read the latest article in Wave, Winnipeg’s Health and Wellness Magazine, featuring Dr. Ben Albensi and his St. Boniface Research Team as they seek to understand chronic brain disorders.
Alzheimer Society Research Program
The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is pleased to announce it has awarded $2.9 million to 29 researchers across the country to advance research related to all forms of dementia and find more effective means to diagnose, treat and eventually stop the disease, as well as improve day-to-day life and care.
Manitoba Researchers receiving funding this year include:
Jun-Feng Wang – Developing Treatments
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Project: Txnip as a potential novel therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s
$149,900 – Biomedical, grant
“The protein Txnip contributes to inflammation and brain damage in Alzheimer’s disease. If we’re able to establish Txnip as a promising site for eary treatment, then, we’ll be able to explore a variety of drugs and treatment options. Some of these could be effective in slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s and/or alleviating the symptoms for those living with the disease.”
Spotlight on Dementia Research
Dr. Saskia Sivananthan, a neuroscientist, global policy leader and Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer Society of Canada, spoke to Manitobans at a recent seminar about the significant strides that researchers are taking to look for ways to prevent dementia, to improve the quality of life of those impacted and to ultimately find a cure. Her presentation from this seminar is available below.
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Graduate Student Fellowship Awards in Manitoba
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Participate in Research
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Financial gifts directed towards research are crucial to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Without proper funding, research breakthroughs go undiscovered.
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