Congratulations to Dr. Judy Illes on recently receiving the Alvin J. Thompson Award from the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)!

This honour was awarded in recognition of the way Dr. Illes and her team at Neuroethics Canada came together to form a research partnership on early onset Alzheimer Disease with the Tahltan First Nation that “met the highest ideals of ethical research and the advancement of trust.”

The award is shared with Dr. B. Lynn Beattie, founder and former head of the Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders Clinic at UBC, and Chad Day, President of the Tahltan First Nation. Together, this unique collaboration brings together a wide spectrum of knowledge and expertise to advance research and wellness for the Tahltan First Nation.