Today, the burden of brain disease – medically, financially and emotionally – has surpassed that of cancer and heart disease combined. One in three Canadians is directly affected by a brain disorder. These are diseases that demand a lifelong commitment.
By injecting $50 Million into BIU’s School of Medicine, the Azrieli Foundation hopes to change the landscape of healthcare and medical education in northern Israel.
The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research will foster innovations in therapy and a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Together with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Azrieli Foundation announced today an increased funding commitment to the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program bringing its total investment to $15 million.
Research into the workings of the human brain has been described as the “last frontier of science” and, especially in recent years, neuroscientists are frequently compared to “pioneers” — pushing out and enlarging the borders of our understanding in new and wholly unexpected ways. The tag also suggests the need to be creative, open to new ways of seeing and ready for hard work.