For nearly 30 years, the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) has been advancing exceptional Canadian researchers to find answers to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. To date, we have awarded over $50 million in grants and awards. One of our top priorities is to support trainees pursuing new and novel ideas in the biomedical and quality of life streams of research. We do this by offering funding opportunities for early career researchers, including doctoral awards, postdoctoral fellowships and new investigator grants.
“Stephanie is a testament to the breadth of research happening across Canada today.”
The funding offered through the ASRP wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary support that we receive from our invaluable donors and funding partners which includes Revera. This year, Revera has agreed to provide support to one of our top-ranked, Quality of Life training award recipients.
We’re thrilled to introduce Stephanie Chamberlain as our first “Revera Scholar”. Trained as a personal support worker in long term care, Stephanie is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Alberta, where she is assessing the impact of public guardianship on the health and care needs of residents in long term care. Her research aims to contribute to the development of interventions and organizational policies that will improve care that is offered to seniors in long term care.
With Revera’s generous support and a matching fund through the ASRP, Stephanie has received $66,000 to expand on her work.
Stephanie is a testament to the breadth of research happening across Canada today. Programs like the Revera Scholar Fund help young researchers to take their work into new and unchartered territories.
Learn more about the research we fund and how it’s making a difference for Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by visiting www.alzheimer.ca.
Nalini Sen, Director, Research Program, Alzheimer Society of Canada