DSI welcomes Baycrest as a partner

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The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) is excited to announce a new partnership with Baycrest. Baycrest is a leader in cognitive neuroscience and memory research, with the goal of transforming the journey of aging. The Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) advances the understanding of human brain structure and function in critical areas of clinical, cognitive, and computational neuroscience, including perception, memory, language, attention, and decision making. With a primary focus on aging and brain health, including Alzheimer’s and related dementias, research at the RRI and across the Baycrest campus promotes effective care and improved quality of life for older adults through research into age- and disease-related behavioural and neural changes.

Allison Sekuler from Baycrest.

“This partnership will help Baycrest expand our potential for meaningful impact, catalyzing the transformative nature of data science to make the most of our behavioural, clinical, and neuroimaging data,” says Allison Sekuler, President and Chief Scientist, Baycrest Academy for Research and Education at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. 

Canada is aging faster than ever before, and the pandemic shone a light on the vulnerability of older adults and exacerbated the public health crisis of dementia. We urgently need to address this critical societal issue, but that requires new ways of working together. Connecting with the data science community through the DSI will forge new collaborations and research opportunities, helping us create a world where all older adults can live their best possible lives.

Allison Sekuler, President and Chief Scientist, Baycrest Academy for Research and Education at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

DSI collaborates with organizations eager to support world-class researchers, educators, and trainees advancing data sciences. We facilitate inclusive research connections, supporting foundational research in data science, as well as supporting the training of a diverse group of highly qualified personnel for their success in interdisciplinary environments. As one of our external funding partners, Baycrest researchers can apply for research grants, training and networking opportunities at the DSI.

We are very excited to announce this partnership. Our goal is to create a central hub to elevate data science research, training, and partnerships. By connecting data science researchers, data and computational platforms, and external partners, the DSI will both advance research and nurture the next generation of data- and computationally focused researchers. We are thrilled to have Baycrest researchers join the DSI community.

Lisa Strug, Director of the DSI

By Sara Elhawash, DSI

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