The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) / Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Partnership Awards for 2015 have been announced as follows:

Dr. Cindy Barha – Supervisors: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Dr. Ging-Yuek Hsiung
University of British Columbia
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“A randomized controlled trial examining the effect of aerobic exercise on cognitive decline and brain region volumes in older men and women with mild cognitive impairment: Possible interaction between sex and BDNF polymorphisms
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Dr. Vedrana Cvetkovska – Supervisor: Dr. Marie Ann Craig
University of British Columbia
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“The mechanism and significance of the synaptogenic activity of amyloid precursor protein”
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Brett Eyford – Supervisor: Prof. Wilfred Jefferies
University of British Columbia
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“Assessment of melanotransferrin as an Alzheimer’s disease biomarker”
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Dr. Jasmin Hefendehl – Supervisor: Dr. Jasmin Hefendehl
University of British Columbia
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“Altered glutamate dynamics in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Novel early biomarkers with therapeutic potential”
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Sieun Lee – Supervisor: Dr. Faisal Mirza Beg
Simon Fraser University
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“Are there indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in the eye?: New computational imaging and analysis algorithms”
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Dr. Yun Zhang– Supervisor: Dr. Weihong Song
University of British Columbia
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research/The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Award
“Human islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation, the missing link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease?”
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Our congratulations and best wishes for future success go out to all awardees.

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