Neuroscientist and expert in Alzheimer research, Dr. Jane Rylett, named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Jane Rylett to the CIHR leadership team. As the new Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, she will continue to lead and shape research that is important for our aging population. The Institute of Aging is unique at CIHR as it focuses on the aging person in an aging society, and the effects of different diseases and conditions on aging. Dr. Rylett’s remarkable work in the field of Alzheimer research makes her well suited for these challenges. We look forward to Dr. Rylett’s continued leadership in health research.”
– Dr. Michael J. Strong
President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
“While extremely excited about taking on this role, I am also humbled by the challenges that lay ahead. The need for building researcher and decision-maker capacity, patient and community engagement, attention to equity, international collaborations, and partnership development has never been higher or the potential impact greater. I look forward to working with our broad research community, policy-makers, funders, providers, patients and community members and my CIHR colleagues and their stakeholders to improve health care and the health of Canadians. Dr. Yves Joanette provided inspiring leadership over the past eight years and I am extremely grateful for his support and that of his team in this transition.”
– Dr. Jane Rylett
Incoming Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aging
"We are thrilled and proud the Canadian Institutes of Health Research has chosen Western as the host of its Institute of Aging. This announcement is a testament not only to Jane Rylett’s leadership, but to London's excellence in health-related research across the life span.”
– Prof. Amit Chakma
Western President and Vice-Chancellor
As one of the thirteen CIHR Institutes, The CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) invests in research that promotes an optimal life-long approach to healthy aging, and improves the health and wellness of Canada's aging population. By supporting advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care delivery, and social determinants of health, IA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians in their later years.
Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada.
The CIHR Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) invests in research that promotes an optimal life-long approach to healthy aging, and improves the health and wellness of Canada's aging population.
Seniors are the fastest growing age group in Canada. By the year 2026, seniors will constitute more than one out of every five Canadians.
Among its many priorities, the CIHR Institute of Aging spearheads the national Dementia Research Strategy, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
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