The CCNA Trainee Digest – September 22, 2016


*A rundown of CCNA trainee news, events, activities, and accomplishments

Congratulations to CCNA trainees awarded a CIHR-CCNA Travel Award to attend the CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum in Vancouver, October 5-7, 2016.

Leslie Malloy-Weir – Team 20

AmanPreet Badhwar – Team 9

Natalie Kozyrev – Team 4

Chen Xiong – Team 15

Nadia Sourial – Team 19

Aline Moussard – Team 10

Ashley Curtis – Women, Gender, Sex and Dementia Program

Elly Park – Team 15

The CCNA would like to acknowledge our funding partners for the CIHR-CCNA Trainee Travel Awards, the Institute of Aging and the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The CCNA is pleased to announce the following 2016 ASRP-CCNA Training Award recipients.

Lianne Trigiani – CCNA Biomedical Masters Award

Nathalie Nilsson – CCNA Biomedical Doctoral Awards

They are recognized among recipients of the 2016 ASRP grants and training awards.

The CCNA would like to congratulate this group of promising scientists and acknowledge our partner, the Alzheimer Society of Canada for these awards.

2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Congratulations to all CCNA trainees who presented at AAIC in Toronto, July 22 – 28.

Twenty-one trainees presented posters and/or oral presentations.


A special congratulation goes to CCNA Trainee Kirstie L. McDermott (University of Alberta) who was an AAIC 2016 Student Poster Competition winner.

Title: Memory Resilience to Alzheimer’s Genetic Risk: Predictors Vary for Females and Males

Supervisor: Roger A. Dixon (University of Alberta)

Full Authorship: K.L. McDermott, G.P. McFall, S.J. Andrews, K.J. Anstey, R.A. Dixon

Acknowledgments: CCNA and NIH (National Institute on Aging)

Of Interest

The PhD and Employment in the Third Industrial Revolution – Catherine Maybrey

Free professional development resources for Ontario graduate students –

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