ONDRI’s impact has been felt in many ways, big and small: from impacting individuals’ careers, to creating and disseminating tools that benefit the research of others.
ONDRI researchers are working on breakthrough discoveries that are poised to impact people living with neurodegenerative diseases, stroke or dementia, as well as their care partners and other community stakeholders.
ONDRI’s research starts with people with lived experience at its centre, and this focus ripples through all aspects of study design, with impact in:
- Basic science (e.g. discovering biological indicators for neurodegenerative diseases)
- Individual function (e.g. improving treatment of disease symptoms)
- The health system as a whole (e.g. uncovering and analyzing system-wide data to inform policy decisions on relevant supports needed for this population).
ONDRI’s research is articulated and planned through four aims.
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Advances in basic science
ONDRI investigators have uncovered a number of novel findings that are contributing to the basic scientific understanding of neurodegeneration
Impacts on individual function/daily activities
Research results have led to recommendations that will be incorporated into clinical care standards and protocol updates
Health system impacts
ONDRI researchers are identifying and analyzing relevant Ontario-wide health system records and patterns, to inform health care policy and planning
Foundational Study controlled data release
The Ontario Brain Institute in partnership with ONDRI has released the baseline data from ONDRI’s Foundational Study.
Benefit from the extensive work that has gone into collecting, cleaning and curating these data.
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ONDRI stories of impact
ONDRI’s impact is wide and varied by design, with many individual and team stories to tell
Impact of team science approach
ONDRI’s team science approach promotes discoveries that are driven by bringing a multitude of expertise together
From methods papers to discoveries in basic science, ONDRI publications are multi-dimensional
Impact in COVID-19
Guidelines on caring for those living with dementia, stroke & neurodegenerative diseases during a pandemic