Through the HBI Pilot Funding (PFUN) program, the institute and its partners support early-phase studies in promising new directions of brain research. Congratulations to the following recipients of the most recent competition:
Dr. Eric Smith has been awarded $1.5 million to support the development of new techniques to identify Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. “It’s one of the most comprehensive and innovative neuroimaging studies happening with these disorders.”
What if asthma attacks are not only an inflammatory response to allergens, like pet dander, but are exacerbated by a powerful nervous system response that sends signals for airways to narrow? That’s the question being tested by Nicholas Jendzjowsky, PhD.
Postdoctoral scholar Nikita Burke, PhD is studying the link from early-life pain to altered sensitivity to pain in adolescence, and she has recently been awarded an Alberta Innovates Postdoctoral Scholarship for her work.
This symposium convenes Indigenous professionals, mental health practitioners, social workers, researchers and more as they share their experiences, insights and recommendations on mental health among indigenous youth.