These one- or two-year fellowships offer a rich training opportunity in a multi-institutional collaborative research program across CAN’s affiliated institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge. Recipients of the CAN PDF award will typically carry out their research activities at two of CAN’s affiliated institutions. Recipients will engage in research and training activities at their home institution, while also maintaining significant collaboration and connection to their partner institution.
PARTNERED AWARD – Multiple Sclerosis
In partnership with the Alberta MS Collaboration, Campus Alberta Neuroscience is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition for clinical and research proposals from Alberta-based trainees focused on multiple sclerosis (MS) in the area of neuro-protection and repair.
The Alberta MS Collaboration
Established in 2014, the Alberta MS Collaboration is a multi-stakeholder initiative co-led by Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Alberta MS Network. Other partners include Alberta Economic Development and Trade, Alberta Health, MS Society of Canada and Sanofi Genzyme Canada. Funding for this competition was provided by Sanofi Genzyme Canada.
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RESEARCH FOCUS – Neuroprotection and Repair
Current available disease modifying therapies for treating MS target immune modulation; however most patients taking these medications still experience disease progression. More research, from basic science to clinical research that includes clinical trials, is needed to understand and address neurodegeneration and brain repair. Understanding these processes and translating basic science knowledge to clinical practice will result in better strategies for preventing the accumulation of axonal loss leading to permanent disability, or for identifying treatments and approaches capable of reversing damage thereby restoring function. Research plans submitted as part of the application for this competition should be focused in the area of neuro-protection and repair.