Dr. Howard Chertkow (left), with co-developers of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment—Dr. Ziad Nasreddine, a Montreal cognitive neurologist, and Dr. Natalie Phillips, a researcher in neuro-psychology at the Lady Davis Institute.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMay 2019

From the archives: JGH test for early detection of dementia goes into world-wide use

In 2005, the world adopted the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a simple, yet refined, questionnaire that had been developed by Dr. Howard Chertkow, founding director of the JGH Memory Clinic.

Participating in the news conference on research into Alzheimer’s disease were (from left) Anthony Housefather, MP for Mount Royal; Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging; Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Dr. Yves Joanette; and Dr. Howard Chertkow, Senior LDI Investigator.
February 2018News

$2.5 million for research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Researchers in the Lady Davis Institute are among investigators from across Canada who will share in new federal funding of $2.5 million for research into various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Howard Chertkow
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting dementia with electrical stimulation

In the ongoing fight against dementia, a research team in the Lady Davis Institute, is looking at electro-magnetic stimulation as a method of targeting the illness through the brain’s electrical impulses.

Among the participants who explored Alzheimer’s disease at the Science Day at the JGH were (standing, from left) Dr. Stephen Cunane (University of Sherbrooke), Dr. Louis Collins (McGill University), Dr. Serge Gauthier (McGill and the Douglas Mental Health University Insitute), Dr. Naguib Mechawar (McGill and the Douglas), Dr. Frédéric Calon (University of Laval), Dr. Howard Chertkow (Lady Davis Institute and McGill), Dr. Remi Quirion (Chief Scientist of Quebec), and (seated, from left) Dr. Nicole Leclerc (University of Montreal and the University of Montreal Hospital Centre), Dr. Pierette Gaudreau (University of Montreal and the the University of Montreal Hospital Centre), Dr. Andréa LeBlanc (LDI and McGill), and Dr. Sylvie Belleville (University of Montreal and the Montreal University Institute of Geriatrics).
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mobilized against Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s disease gathered at the JGH in May to share ideas and insights at the annual Science Day of the Consortium for the Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease – Quebec.

Dr. Roderick McInnes
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education from the American Society of Human Genetics.

Dr. Mark Wainberg
MilestonesSpring 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Howard Chertkow joins dignitaries at a JGH press conference in the Block Amphitheatre to announce the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Research initiative offers new hope
for progress against dementias

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in collaboration with a network of public and private partners, has established a Canada-wide network of researchers—with headquarters in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH—to tackle dementia and related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.