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CCNA Trainee Profile: Amanpreet Badhwar, CCNA Team 9 (Developing New Biomarkers)

“…When I started, it was really hard because people were working in their silos, but with the CCNA I felt like there was an opportunity to combine the different silos and make a different music out of it…” Early Inspiration At a young age, Amanpreet Badhwar was inspired to work in the medical field by her maternal grandfather. A well-respected physician in India, Aman’s grandfather ran free clinics for the less fortunate in his community. Upon graduating from high school, Aman was accepted to McGill University where she pursued interests in biology, genetics, and neuroscience. Bored by “book learning” and Read the full article…

The CCNA Trainee Society – New Executive

  The Training and Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the launch of the CCNA Trainee Society. We see the Trainee Society as the organized voice for trainees within the Training and Capacity Building Program that will help us better meet trainee needs. The Trainee Society will be selecting the trainee representative (and alternate) who will be on the Conference Program Planning Committee (CPPC) for CCNA’s Partners Forum and Science Day, as well as providing input to us on the creation of additional educational and networking opportunities for trainees. We believe further functions for the society will arise over Read the full article…

Get involved in the CCNA Trainee & Emerging Scholars Society!

CCNA trainees and emerging scholars, We are creating a Trainee & Emerging Scholars Society (TESS) of the CCNA. This society will function to liaise with CCNA central and the Training & Capacity Building Program to tailor resources to our needs, create content such as webinars and professional development opportunities, and enable networking among your peers and collaborators in the Canadian dementia research community. We need your help. We are looking for volunteers to be involved in the following committees/positions:   – President – Secretary & Treasurer  – VP Communication – VP Academic – VP Social – CCNA TCB/Central Liaison    If Read the full article…

2018 Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Training Awards

Now Accepting Applications   Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Training Awards Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 6, 2017 The Alzheimer Society Research Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 ASRP-CCNA Research Competition. These awards are designed to support outstanding trainees working within the CCNA. To qualify for an award the candidate’s supervisor must be working with a CCNA team, platform, or cross-cutting program and their project must align with the research plan of the CCNA. The candidate must be fully budgeted in the CCNA team, platform, or cross-cutting program to be eligible. The benefits of Read the full article…

Post-Doctoral Position – Gait and Brain Lab, Western University

Attention CCNA trainees: A two year post-doctoral scholar position is available immediately under the supervision of Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso at the Gait and Brain Lab, Parkwood Institute and School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This collegial and dynamic environment is an epi-centre for cross-disciplinary research collaboration that explores the links between gait, cognition, mobility decline, falls and dementia using cognitive and mobility analyses and advanced image processing, visualization and quantification techniques. For a full description of the position please follow the link.

2017 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging Research Trainee Award Recipient

The Training and Capacity Building Program would like to welcome Dr. Jérôme Robert to the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Dr. Robert was awarded a 2017 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award co-funded by the CCNA Training and Capacity Building Program for his project “Tissue engineered human cerebral blood vessels: A platform for lipoprotein studies on cerebrovasculature health.”  Dr. Robert is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and is supervised by Dr. Cheryl Wellington, CCNA Team 3 (Protein Misfolding). To date, Dr. Robert has made Read the full article…

WHO IS A CCNA TRAINEE?

To be recognized as a CCNA-affiliated trainee, an individual must be: A graduate student (Master’s or PhD) registered full-time or part-time in a Canadian post-secondary institution and working under the supervision of a CCNA investigator member. A postdoctoral researcher* (also known as a Scholar or Fellow) associated with a Canadian post-secondary institution, either registered as a student or holding an appointment as an employee, and is being mentored by a CCNA investigator member. * A postdoctoral researcher is an individual holding a recently completed research doctoral degree (or medical professional equivalent) in a temporary period of mentored research or scholarly Read the full article…

CCNA Annual Meeting – Preconference Event for Trainees

Save the Date Join us at the Toronto Reference Library on October 31st, 2017 The Training and Capacity Building Program is organizing a preconference half-day session for CCNA Trainees to take place in conjunction with the CCNA Science Day and Partners Forum (November 1 & 2, 2017) on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at the Toronto Reference Library. Stay up-to-date on information about the program and events by visiting the Trainee News page on the CCNA website.  Additional information will also be circulated by email.

University of Montreal – Position for Post-doctoral Fellow

Special Bulletin for CCNA PhD Trainees  Post-doctoral Research Opportunity Applications are now being accepted for a 1-year post-doctoral fellow position funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (RQRV), for a project entitled: “The interactions of sensory, cognitive, and social factors and their influence on the health and quality of life of older Canadians.” The study involves the analysis of data collected in the first wave of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The principle supervisors of the post-doctoral research opportunity include members of CCNA Team 17 – Interventions at the Read the full article…