Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging
In 2016, Gillian Einstein was awarded the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging. The Chair – a partnership between the Posluns Family Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario Brain Institute, and Alzheimer Society of Canada – will support Dr. Einstein to enhance women’s brain health through the study of cognitive aging and associated disorders.
This initiative will build capacity in research into social and biological influences on brain health and aging. As the Chair holder, Dr. Einstein will work to translate the research results into gender and sex-sensitive policies and interventions that improve brain health and promote wellness in aging.
Through the Chair, Dr. Einstein will build on her more than two decades of leadership in women’s health research, education, policy, and outreach to advance Canada’s international role in gender and health. She will lead integrated programs of research, mentoring and education and knowledge translation (KT). Her work is rooted in international collaborations and guided by a Scientific Advisory Committee and a KT Advisory Committee. See our Current Projects section for more information.
New for 2017
Dr. Einstein has been invited to present symposia on Gender and Health at three international meetings:
- Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (Montreal, May 15-18): Effects of Sex and Hormonal Change on Vision and Age-Related Eye Disease
- Canadian Association for Neuroscience (Montreal, May 28-June 3): Estrogens’ Effects on Cognition and Brain: A translational perspective
- International Gender Medicine Congress (Miyagi, Japan, September 14-16,): Gender Medicine: The world writes on the body