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ONDRI Annual Report 2016 - 2017

2016-2017 annual report cover..JPGThe Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) Annual Report presents a comprehensive overview of the successes ONDRI has achieved from April 2016 to March 2017.

Read the Annual Report 2016 - 2017.

Read all ONDRI reports.


Media: Boost your brain fitness this summer

brain fitness.jpgRead tips from ONDRI, Ontario Brain Institute and the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science about how to boost your brain fitness this summer.

Here are ideas to help people of all ages keep their brains engaged this summer:


ONDRI project management team changes

Alicia Peltsch_0.jpgDonna Kwan 2.jpgNow that we have completed our initial enrollment phase, the immediate human resource needs within ONDRI are evolving. Our exclusive focus for the past four years has been "getting data into Brain-CODE" and now our attention turns to "getting data out of Brain-CODE."

The project management team will focus on retention of participants to ensure maximum participation in annual follow up visits, and analysis of baseline data. To achieve the first goal, the Clinical Research Managers (CRM) and site research coordinators will continue on with their excellent work ensuring participants remain in the study. To achieve the second goal, human resources have been adjusted to facilitate data curation and analysis.

New ONDRI publication policy

We thank Drs. Michael Borrie, Doug Munoz, and Stephen Strothers for their time and effort on this committee, as they move on to many other roles within ONDRI. Also, Dr. Mario Masellis will now switch to an ex-officio role on this committee as our main liaison to the ONDRI Executive Committee.

Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi will be the new chair and we welcome Drs. Malcolm Binns, Ying Chen, and Carmela Tartaglia to our committee. We're also happy to announce that ONDRI officially appointed Dr. Alicia Peltsch to support and operationalize our committee.

A new publication policy was created to highlights the proposal submission and approval process.


Read the ONDRI Spring participant newsletter

2017 Spring ONDRI Newsletter for Participants Small.JPGRead the ONDRI newsletter specifically for ONDRI participants and their care partners. The goal of the newsletter is the update participants on ONDRI's progress.

Participants will receive a paper copy of the newsletter at the clinics when they have their follow up visits.

Highlights include closing enrollment, research findings, why ONDRI is unique, and Dr. Sean Symons.