A tip of the hat to FNUniv faculty members Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Professor, Indigenous Health Studies and Dr. Lesley McBain, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, who are part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) initiative that was announced yesterday by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Montreal, Quebec.
The CCNA is a national initiative aimed at tackling the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses and improving the lives of Canadians with these illnesses, as well as their families and caregivers. The Consortium brings together 20 research teams and experts from across Canada to focus research on three themes:
- delaying the onset of dementia and related illnesses
- preventing these illnesses from occurring
- improving the quality of life of Canadians living with these illnesses and their caregivers
The important research the CCNA is undertaking will benefit from Carrie and Lesley’s expertise, insight and knowledge of Indigenous people and communities as well as their previous research.
You can read more about the CCNA here: http://bit.ly/Yx3TjV
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