Ottawa researcher plays key role in $53-million Alzheimer’s research project

September 24, 2019

Dr. Monica Taljaard  “I’m excited to be involved in such a large-scale collaboration to develop multiple initiatives making a difference for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families,” - Dr. Monica Taljaard.Dr. Monica Taljaard is playing a major role in a $53-million project funded by  the U.S. National Institute of Aging to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as for their caregivers. The grant will create a massive collaborative research incubator including initial development of up to 40 pilot trials that will test non-drug, care-based interventions. It will also develop best practices for implementing and evaluating interventions for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Dr. Taljaard will bring her highly sought-after expertise in clinical trial design and analysis to the massive project. The Ottawa Hospital is one of more than 30 participating institutions and the only one from Canada.  See press release from Brown University for details.

 “I’m excited to be involved in such a large-scale collaboration to develop multiple initiatives making a difference for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Dr. Taljaard.

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are also supported by generous donations to the hospital.

Institutions involved: Brown University, Hebrew SeniorLife, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University, Duke University, Emory University, Eskenazi Health, Florida Atlantic University, Harvard University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Indiana University, Regenstrief Institute, Kaiser Permanente Colorado IHR, Kaiser Foundation, Washington, Massachusetts General Hospital, Meyers Primary Care Institute, New York University, Oregon Health & Science University, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Francisco, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin, Wake Forest University, Yale University

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