Dec 18, 2023

2023 Sandra E. Black Award Recipient

Announcements, Research
Madeline Wood

TDRA is pleased to announce that Madeline Wood Alexander is the recipient of the 2023 Sandra E. Black Award in Clinical Dementia Research! This award is given annually to a trainee in the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine who displays excellence in conducting clinical dementia research at a TDRA site.

Madeline is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Rabin at Sunnybrook Research Institute. Her research involves investigating how age at menopause and vascular risk together influence cognition and Alzheimer Disease (AD) pathology in postmenopausal women of South Asian, East Asian and White ethnicity. She will also examine whether history of Hormone Therapy (HT) mitigates the negative effects of earlier menopause and elevated vascular risk to protect against poor cognitive performance and AD pathology.

Congratulations, Madeline!

Learn more about the Sandra E. Black Award