Continuing its groundbreaking support of brain research, particularly in neurodevelopment, the Azrieli Foundation announced on January 26th a new commitment of $25 million to the University of Calgary.
The Azrieli Foundation’s donation enabled the creation of the Azrieli Accelerator, UCalgary’s new initiative to transform neurodevelopment research. This marks the first major philanthropic investment by the Azrieli Foundation in western Canada. The Accelerator will fuel collaborative research locally, nationally and internationally; advance new therapies and programs; and, most importantly, make a difference for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities across their lifespan and for their families.
Researchers from across UCalgary faculties will address many critical scientific questions including how environmental factors such as the microbiome affect brain development and brain health. The University’s “neurons to networks to neighbourhoods” approach shares the Azrieli Foundation’s belief that it takes a holistic approach, including people both inside and outside of the medical system and research labs, to bring progress to those who need it.
To learn more about the Azrieli Accelerator, visit their website.