Dr. Guy Proulx, principal investigator, and Dr. Kristoffer Romero, co-primary investigator, have been awarded $240, 000 in funding to develop The North-South Brain Health Educational Course Initiative.  The course will help increase the level of knowledge of professionals specializing in neurological conditions and geriatrics in areas such as cognitive health and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), led by Baycrest Health Sciences, announced twenty-six new projects receiving more than $8.3 million in CABHI financial support to accelerate solutions that can help to improve the quality of life and care for older adults with dementia and cognitive health issues. 

The researchers released the following statement:

After an extensive evaluation process, The North-South Brain Health Educational Course Initiative was successful in being awarded CABHI financial support. Ultimately, thanks to the support of CABHI and its funders, we hope this innovation will be developed to have a significant impact on the quality of life for older adults in Canada.

We acknowledge the generous support provided by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Science, and by the Government of Canada through the Public Health Agency of Canada, and by the Baycrest Foundation, which enables CABHI to administer all of their investment programs.

For more information about the about the Centre for Aging + Brian Health Innovation 2017 innovation Investments visit http://www.ccabhi.com/2017-innovation-investments/

For more information on CABHI’s programs visit www.cabhi.com.