Prizes of Excellence in Research on Aging

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Description

The Institute of Aging has a broad mandate to support research and build research capacity in the field of aging. CIHR established the Institute of Aging "to support research, to promote healthy aging and to address causes, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with aging." Unlike many other CIHR Institutes, which are focused on particular diseases, the Institute of Aging's mandate is the aging person in an aging society, and the effects of different diseases and conditions on aging. Its goal is to improve the quality of life and health of older Canadians by understanding and addressing or preventing the consequences of a wide range of factors associated with aging.

With this goal in mind, IA has been investing in the future of research on aging by developing and supporting capacity-building research initiatives and programs to train support new and emerging researchers in the field of aging.

The CIHR IA Prizes of Excellence in Research on Aging encourage and honour our brightest rising stars. They consist of a a non-monetary prize given to the highest ranking candidate conducting research relevant to aging in the following regular CIHR Research Personnel Awards competitions:

  • Doctoral Research Awards;
  • Fellowships; and
  • New Investigators;

How to Apply

No specific applications are needed for this prize. This prize does not impact an applicant's chances of being approved for a regular CIHR Doctoral Research, Fellowship, or New Investigator Award as the selection process for the prize is conducted after the regular peer review.

Contact Information

Institute Representative

Sharon Nadeau
Associate, Strategic Initiatives
CIHR-Institute of Aging
Telephone: 613-946-1270
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: sharon.nadeau@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

For questions about CIHR funding guidelines, how to apply, and the peer review process contact:

For Doctoral Research Awards:
Telephone: 613-941-0847
Email: DRA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

For Fellowships:
Telephone: 613-941-4395
Email: fellowships@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

For New Investigator Salary Awards:
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Email: newinvestigators@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Past Recognition Prize Winners

Doctoral Research Recognition Prize Recipients
Name Research Institution Title
Fall 2013
Kirsten Bell McMaster University Adjunctive nutritional strategies to overcome sarcopenic muscle loss in aging
Fall 2012
Véronique Latreille Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal Imaging structural brain abnormalities in Parkinson's disease with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder
Fall 2011
Ting-Lin Yang N/A The role of Wnt pathway activation in the maintenance of telomere integrity in intestinal crypt cells of telomerase-deficient mice
Fall 2010
Sophie Benoit Université du Québec à Montréal L'étude des gradients temporels relatifs au rappel des connaissances sémantiques sur les personnes célèbres dans le trouble cognitif léger et la maladie d'Alzheimer débutante
Fall 2009
Kara-LynnHawkins York University Clinical assessment tool development: measuring visuomotor integration for early Alzheimer's disease detection
Fall 2008
Graeme Schwindt University of Toronto Functional and structural brain imaging in Alzheimer's Disease: Towards a biomarker of treatment response and decline
Fall 2007
Alexander Goldberg Concordia University Mechanisms of aging in yeast
Fall 2006
Francis Clément Université de Montréal Substrats neuronaux de la mémoire épisodique et de la mémoire de travail dans le vieillissement normal et pathologique
Fall 2005
Loren J. Martin University of Toronto The role of GABA-ARs containing the alpha5 subunit in learning, memory and hippocampal synaptic plasticity
Fall 2004
Kelly McClellan University of Ottawa, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine The mechanism of rb mediated neurogenesis.
Fall 2003
Dawn C. Mackey Simon Fraser University, School of Kinesiology Biomechanics of balance improvement in elderly fallers.
Fall 2002
Audrey Ursula Swift University of Manitoba Successful stress coping and interpretive secondary control: Implications for health and health service utilization in later life
Fall 2001
Brian Leonard Allman University of Western Ontario Mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigue in older adults
Fellowship Recognition Prize Recipients
Fall 2013
Hannah O’Rourke University of Alberta Developing an intervention to enhance social connectedness and improve quality of life for people with dementia in long-term care
Winter 2013
Christine Ichim Salk Institute for Biological Studies Telomeric orchestration of nuclear spatial organization during aging
Fall 2012
Ashleigh Kennedy University of Waterloo Combining cognitive training with aerobic training to maximize physical and cognitive recovery after stroke
Winter 2012
Angela South University of Western Ontario Non-motor Communication Impairments in Parkinson Disease and the Impact on HRQoL for Individuals with Parkinson disease and Family Care Partners
Fall 2011
Tara Stewart N/A Attribution of Illness to 'Old Age': Addressing an Age-Related Stereotype with Attributional Retraining
Winter 2011
Sylvia Villeneuve N/A Brain amyloid imaging, vascular diseases and Apolipoprotein E4 in aging and dementia
Fall 2010
Anne Stephenson Women's College Hospital Effects of Dementia and Dementia Treatment on Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
Fall 2009
Michelle Ploughman Memorial University Health, Lifestyle and Aging with Multiple Sclerosis: Building an Evidence-Based Self-Management Program
Fall 2008
Véronique Provencher University of Montreal Evaluation d'activités liées à la préparation de repas au sein des milieux clinique et domiciliaire auprès de personnes âgées fragiles
Spring 2008
Anthony Perruccio Toronto Western Research Institute The influence of comorbidities on the trajectory of key health outcomes in the elderly: A longitudinal study of patients undergoing total joint replacement
Spring 2007
Meghan Donaldson University of British Columbia The study of osteoporotic fractures: A novel hip fracture prediction algorithm and knowledge translation
Fall 2006
Jeremy Van Raamsdonk McGill University The role of aging genes in neurodegenerative disease
Spring 2006
Brent Richards King's College London (UK) The Role of Inflammatory Cytokines and Telomere Length in Musculoskeletal Aging
Fall 2005
Ratan D. Bhardwaj University of Toronto Understanding adult human cellular turnover within the brain, heart, and pancreas under normal and pathological conditions
Spring 2005
Nikita Avvakumov Centre de recherche de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec Analysis of chromatin dynamics during the repair of DNA double strand breaks in human cells.
Fall 2004
Teresa Liu-Ambrose Simon Fraser University, School of Kinesiology, and University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology Role of cognitive and physical function on movement planning and execution in older adults.
Spring 2004
Cindy de Frias Stockholm University, Department of Psychology Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Progression of Change, Genetic Markers, and Vascular Health.
Fall 2003
Hélène Girouard Cornell University Hypertension, oxidative stress and neurovascular coupling
Spring 2003
Kevin S. Thorneloe University of Vermont The role of urinary bladder smooth muscle large-conductance, calcium-activated potassium channels in urinary bladder function, investigated using a smooth muscle specific slo knock-out mouse
Fall 2002
Regina Jokel University of Toronto Mechanisms underlying naming impairments in progressive and non-progressive aphasias
Spring 2002
Ana Ines Ansaldo Université de Montréal Réorganisation fonctionnelle pour le traitement du langage suite à une aphasie : Étude à l'aide de la résonance magnétique
Fall 2001
Nicole Dubuc Université de Sherbrooke Analysis of concurrent validity and responsiveness of the late life FDI
New Investigator Recognition Prize Recipients
Fall 2013
Maria Puts University of Toronto Improving care for older adults with cancer
Fall 2012
Jeffrey Kwong University of Toronto Infectious Diseases Epidemiologic Advances using Linked Data (IDEAL-Data)
Fall 2011
Xianping Dong Dalhousie University TRPML1 in intracellular Fe2+ and Ca2+ homeostasis/signaling
Fall 2010
Teresa Liu-Ambrose University of British Columbia Role of exercise on cognition and function in seniors with vascular cognitive impairment
Fall 2009
Maureen Ashe University of British Columbia Mobilizing Evidence into Action to Improve Health Outcomes of Vulnerable Seniors

Fall 2008

Suzanne Cadarette University of Toronto Improving Medication Use, Health Care and Quality of Life through Innovative Health Outcomes Research
Fall 2007
Chantale Dumoulin Université de Montreal Improving continence care in older women: Linking anatomy to rehabilitative interventions
Fall 2006
Alexander Clark University of Alberta A study to examine the facilitators and barriers to optimum outcomes in older adults with heart failure from rural areas in Alberta
Fall 2005
Carsten Wrosch Concordia University Self-regulation of health threats and life regrets in old age: Effects on diurnal cortisol rhythms and physical health
Fall 2004
Norm O'Rourke Simon Fraser University, Department of Gerontology Cognitive adaptation and the mental and physical well-being of older adults.
Fall 2003
Padmaja R. Kaul University of Alberta, Department of Medecine Incomplete functional recovery after delirium in elderly people: a prospective cohort study.
Fall 2002
Russell Hepple University of Calgary Influence of sarcopenia on aerobic performance in aged skeletal muscles
Fall 2001
Christopher MacKnight Dalhousie University The Nova Scotia centenarian study: Fitness and frailty in extreme old age
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