Welcoming the Recipients of the 2023 Scholarship for Graduate Dementia Research by Black Students
Congratulations to two exceptional candidates who have been chosen as recipients of TDRA’s inaugural Scholarship for Graduate Dementia Research by Black Students: Tristin Best and Chinaza Dibia.
Tristin Best, a PhD candidate at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Natalie Phillips, is collaborating with Dr. Howard Chertkow at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre. His research focuses on exploring olfactory dysfunction as a potential predictor of Alzheimer Disease in individuals experiencing subjective cognitive decline.
Chinaza Dibia, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, is working under the supervision of Dr. Isabelle Aubert at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre to investigate innovative non-invasive gene delivery methods to treat Alzheimer Disease-affected brain regions.
To supplement this scholarship opportunity, TDRA assembled a community-specific mentorship network to further engage the successful applicants; they include Dr. Mireille Norris from Sunnybrook Health Science Centre and Dr. Notisha Massaquoi from the University of Toronto.