Groundbreaking U of T research on women’s brain health recently caught the attention of Canada’s Minister of Health

May 7, 2018 by Ariel Visconti - A&S News

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor visited U of T cognitive neuroscientist Gillian Einstein’s lab to learn more about the team’s research on the influence of sex and gender on brain health, memory and aging. The main quest of the Einstein team's research is to understand why more women than men suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Answering this question could provide guidance on possible therapeutic interventions. Dr. Einstein is the inaugural holder of the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging and her cutting-edge research is supported by a five-year $1 million dollar from the Posluns Chair. Read more about the Minister’s visit and the Einstein lab research on Arts & Science News.