NSABHI Program Announcement

On June 27, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) met with the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) at Northwood’s Bedford Campus to announce a collaboration agreement designed to foster the development, testing and adoption of aging and brain health innovations in Nova Scotia. 

As part of the announcement, NSHRF also launched the first opportunitiy under the partnership: the Nova Scotia Aging and Brain Health Innovation (NSABHI) Program. The NSABHI Program will support the acceleration of late-stage research into aging and brain health solutions for use in real world care settings. NSHRF and CABHI have agreed to invest $400,000 into the program, qualified teams of researchers and clinicians will be eligible for up to $150,000 in per project funding.   

See below for more highlights from the event. 

A grouo photo of the team that made the day possible. Top row: Anish Shah, Marli MacNeil, The Hon. Leo Glavine, 
The Hon. Geoff Regan, Simon d'Entremont, and Ryan Webster. Bottom row: Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Janet Simm, 
Dr. Allison Sekuler, and Krista Connell. 

Janet Simm, CEO of Northwood, welcomes everyone to the Bedford facilty.  

Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, announces NSHRF's partnership agreement with CABHI. 


Dr. Allison Sekuler, Vice-President Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair, Baycrest and Managing Director, 
CABHI, explains why Nova Scotia makes an excellent partner. 

The Hon. Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors, announces the NSABHI Program and its implications for Nova
Scotia's aging population. 

Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, talks
about the support she's recieved from CABHI for her Fountain of Health initiative. 

To learn more about the NSABHI Program visit www.nshrf.ca\nsabhi.ca