The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating to its victims and their families, and has a profoundly negative impact on Canadian society. The economic burden of Alzheimer’s disease is in the billions of dollars, with incalculable costs to quality of life for patients and their families. There are tens of thousands new cases of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in Canada each year and the number is continuing to grow.

PARF’s mission is to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by assisting scientists whose aim is to achieve this objective.

Awards

2020


Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Resisting Vascular Cognitive Impairment: The Effects of Resistance Training on Myelin and Blood-based Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity in Older Adults

Recipient

Katherine Elvira

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Building bespoke artificial cells and tissues on a chip for drug discovery

2017

Recipient

Dustin King

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Elucidating the effect of O-GlcNAc modification on protein stability

2016

Recipient

Arya Mehran

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Neurally-produced estradiol enhances the neuroprotective actions of insulin

Recipient

Haakon Nygaard

Award type

Scholar award


Project title

Chemical suppression of nonsense mutations for the treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia

2015

Recipient

Vedrana Cvetkovska

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

The mechanism and significance of the synaptogenic activity of amyloid precursor protein

Recipient

Cindy Barha

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

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

Recipient

Brett Eyford

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Assessment of melanotransferrin as an Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Recipient

Yun Zhang

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Human islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation, the missing link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease?

Recipient

Sieun Lee

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Are there indicators of Alzheimer's disease in the eye?: New computational imaging and analysis algorithms

Recipient

Jasmin Hefendehl

Award type

Research Trainee award


Project title

Altered glutamate dynamics in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Novel early biomarkers with therapeutic potential