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Congratulations to Dr. Aida Adlimoghaddam from Dr. Ben Albensi’s lab for receiving the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF) valued at $175,000 USD.

The AARF grant program supports exceptional researchers engaged in their post-graduate work and before they have their first independent faculty positions. These researchers work in diverse research areas, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioural research.

Funding received from the Alzheimer’s Association will allow Dr. Adlimoghaddam to continue her novel neuropharmacological research. She aims to uncover an innovative therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease via repurposing two FDA-approved drugs.

Dr. Adlimoghaddam is the first recipient from St. Boniface Hospital Research of this highly prestigious and competitive international award. Other current and prior awardees come from notable institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Oxford.

Dr. Albensi contributed to her success by providing the association with documentation on mentoring plans, past success with trainees, equipment, and the focus of his lab.