JNF Negev Gala Honouring Ron Prehogan, in support of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease at Hebrew U & Ottawa U.

Through an innovative new partnership, JNF Canada is facilitating a collaboration between Hebrew University and the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute. This alliance will bring together Israel and Canada’s leading international medical research institutions for a joint research project on stem cell-based regenerative strategies to treat Alzheimer’s, an area in which both universities are global leaders.

Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, home to the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), and its Brain Disease Research Center, is leading Israel in the field of computational medicine by harnessing the tools of big data to better understand and combat neurodegenerative diseases involving dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) is committed to advancing interdisciplinary research excellence on the brain and mind for greater impact. The uOBMRI strength is in its unique virtual model to promote collaborations — across disciplines, across affiliated research hospitals, between researchers and knowledge users, and across the Ottawa region and internationally. uOBMRI is the largest institute at the University of Ottawa and one of the largest in the country, creating a dynamic hub for internationally recognized research and training.

This exciting new initiative brings together researchers from both institutions to provide a wider net of knowledge as they search for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The impact of this partnership will extend beyond Canada and Israel to help affected individuals and those who care for them wherever they live.

Tickets will be available shortly from the main event website: https://jnf.ca/ottawa/events/negev-campaign/