Among the World’s Best

In the same way that those affected by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases bring extraordinary courage to their challenge, the Tanz Centre scientists have the courage and the determination to keep driving to the goal of preventing and reversing the damage of these diseases.

The scientific productivity of the Tanz Centre continues to make it one of the leading centres for research into the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases in the world.  The competitiveness of our research programs can be judged by a number of tests.

  • The importance of the work by the Tanz CRND scientists has been repeatedly and robustly validated by the fact that it has garnered  76 major international and national scientific awards and prizes. These awards include election to the Fellowship of some of the world’s most prestigious scientific societies such as the Royal Society of London and Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies of Science. This work has also resulted in over 23 academic prizes (beyond stipendiary and travel grants) to Postdoctoral Fellows and students. 
  • Between 2000 and 2007, Tanz scientists have won more than $42 million in peer-reviewed research funds from major national and international peer-reviewed research funding organizations – a formidable accomplishment.
  • Significant research operating funds have been awarded from major national and international funding sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund, the Ontario Innovation Trust/Ontario Research Fund, the National Institutes of Health, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US, and the Wellcome Trust in the UK.
  • The Tanz Centre continues to lead its peers in publishing more articles in high-impact scientific journals (i.e. journals with impact factors of >20).  Tanz Centre articles are heavily cited, with specific papers garnering into the hundreds of citations each. Historically, several of the research articles from the Tanz Centre have been cited more than 71,895 times, demonstrating a very major impact on the field of research in neurodegenerative diseases.