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Accelerating Novel and Transformative Brain Research: Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Grant Recipients Announced


Accelerating Novel and Transformative Brain Research: Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Grant Recipients Announced

TORONTO, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Brain Canada, in collaboration with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and support from the Government of Canada, is proud to announce the recipients of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation - Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants.

The purpose of the MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health.  The grants support excellent research, which may be higher-risk, but with the potential to be paradigm shifting, at any stage of the research process, from basic to clinical to health policy.  The research may be conceptually ahead of its time, represent unorthodox alliances between disciplines, or feature novel ideas for which preliminary data is lacking.

The human brain has been described as the "last frontier" of medical research and one of the most challenging areas in medicine. By unlocking the secrets of the brain, we have the potential to change the lives of people living with neurological diseases and disorders, mental illnesses, addictions, brain and spinal cord injuries.


                    

What:              Recipient announcement of The W. Garfield Weston
                   Foundation - Brain Canada
                   Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants
                    

When:              Monday, April 29, 2013
                    

Time:              9:30 a.m. - Media should check-in at on-site media
                   registration desk
                    

Where:             MaRS Centre (Atrium room)
                   101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7
                    

Who:               Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Health Minister
                   W. Galen Weston, Executive Chairman, George Weston
                   Limited
                   Rupert Duchesne, Group Chief Executive, AIMIA and
                   Chair, Brain Canada Foundation
                   Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada
                   Foundation
                   Representatives from Recipient Teams
                

 

NATIONAL Public Relations  Contact: Carolyn Santillan csantillan@national.ca 
Tel. 416.848.1420

Brain Canada

Contact: Inez Jabalpurwala inezj@braincanada.ca Tel. 514.989.2989

Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Contact: Cailin Rodgers

Tel. 613.957.0200

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Contact: Alexandra Stewart alexandra.stewart@weston.ca Tel. 416.922.2500

SOURCE: Brain Canada

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CO: Brain Canada
ST: Ontario
NI: HEA MED HEA 

-0- Apr/26/2013 11:59 GMT

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