Dr. Benedict Albensi will receive the Manitoba Dementia Research Chair; a 5-year, $500,000 award from Research Manitoba in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. The announcement was made by Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief. Albensi is a professor in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics, faculty of health sciences, college of medicine, University of Manitoba and principal investigator, synaptic plasticity and cellular memory dysfunction in the neurodegenerative disorders division of St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.
“This is one of the most memorable events of my professional career,” said Albensi. “To be recognized by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Research Manitoba and the Government of Manitoba for the Manitoba Dementia Research Chair is a highlight I will remember over and over with gratitude.”