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Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto is a powerhouse at the global forefront of brain disease research. Led by Professor Graham Collingridge, the Tanz Centre has made many of the world's most important discoveries about the genetics of Alzheimer's disease, as well as key discoveries that have increased our understanding of Parkinson's. With your support we will stimulate new research pathways to build upon the discoveries of the past two decades ' accelerating progress towards a complete understanding of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases. Thank you for your support.

Tanz Centre Director’s Fund

The fund will support a variety of research and education initiatives at the Tanz Centre. This will include, but is not limited to, recruitment of new researchers, fellows and post-doctoral and graduate students, seed funding for research projects and support for multi-centre and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Lily Leiderman Memorial Fund

In memory of Lily Leiderman, who passed away in 2013, her family established the Lily Leiderman Memorial Fund at the University of Toronto, to support Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease research at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

The James Hunter Family ALS Initiative

The Jim Hunter Family ALS Initiative is a program started through a start-up donation of $300,000 by the Hunter Family following Jim's diagnosis with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The Initiative involves a research partnership between the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Hospital. The Program's goals are to reduce the time to diagnosis (which has typically occurred after years of symptomatic progression), improve quality of life, and to pursue a cure for this debilitating disease.

Weizmann-Tanz Collaboration for Research in Alzheimer's Disease

The Weizmann-Tanz Collaboration builds on the powerful combination of two world-leading institutions, the Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in Israel, and the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at the University of Toronto in Canada. The goal of the WTNDC is to promote paradigm-shifting approaches to the study of neurodegenerative disease. These efforts are intended to drive basic understanding, and promote diagnosis, quality of life, treatment, and ultimate eradication of neurodegenerative disease. By joining forces, the two groups will answer fundamental questions in the field of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, which neither laboratory would be able to fully address alone.

Mary Bernice Allen Memorial Fund

The Mary Bernice Allen Memorial Fund supports Alzheimer’s research at the Tanz Centre. The fund was created to memorialize the extraordinary generosity of spirit of Brent Allen’s late mother, Mary Bernice Allen.


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