Our Research Committees

We are grateful to those who volunteer their time and expertise on the following Alzheimer Society Research Program Committees:

ASRP Peer Review Panel

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) relies on a system of peer review to identify the most promising research projects and ensure we make the best use of our research funding. Applications are evaluated on scientific merit and relevance to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by one of two peer review panels (i.e., biomedical or quality of life).

ASRP 2014 Peer Review Panel members


Chair: Barry Greenberg, PhD, University Health Network
Co-chair David Morgan, PhD, University of South Florida
Panel members:
  • John Breitner, MD, MPH, McGill University
  • Richard Brown, PhD, Dalhousie University
  • Carol Colton, PhD, Duke University
  • Sylvain Doré, PhD, University of Florida
  • Simon Duchesne, PhD, Université Laval
  • Margaret Fahnestock, PhD, McMaster University
  • Benoit Giasson, PhD, University of Florida
  • Edith Hamel, PhD, McGill University
  • Sébastien Hébert, PhD, Université Laval
  • Andrea Leblanc, PhD, McGill University
  • Georges Levesque, PhD, Université Laval
  • Harold Robertson, PhD, University of Prince Edward Island
  • Eric Smith, MD, University of Calgary
  • Carmela Tartaglia, MD, University of Toronto
  • Jackalina Van Kampen, PhD, Director, Neurodyn Inc. (Prince Edward Island)
  • Michael Vitek, PhD, Duke University
  • Donald Weaver, MD, PhD, Dalhousie University
  • David Westaway, PhD, University of Alberta
  • Bill Heibein, Community Representative

Quality of Life

Chair: Natalie Phillips, PhD, Concordia University
Panel members:
  • Nicole Anderson, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Melissa Andrew, MD, PhD, Dalhousie University
  • Jennifer Baumbusch, PhD, University of British Columbia
  • Michel Bédard, PhD, Lakehead University
  • Karen Kobayashi, PhD, University of Victoria
  • Kathy McGilton, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Megan O’Connell, PhD, University of Saskatchewan
  • Kerstin Stieber Roger, PhD, University of Manitoba
  • Vanessa Taler, PhD, University of Ottawa
  • Bill Heibein, Community Representative
  • Julie Foley, Community Representative

Research Policy Committee

The Research Policy Committee provides advisory oversight to the research efforts of the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as it relates to policy, strategy, priority setting, program effectiveness and funding.

  • Lynn Beattie MD, University of British Columbia (Chair)
  • Kathy Dewling, Lay Member
  • Howard Feldman MD, University of British Columbia
  • Serge Gauthier MD, McGill University
  • Barry Greenberg PhD, University Health Network
  • Heather MacNeil, Lay Member
  • Natalie Phillips PhD, Concordia University
  • Jane Rylett PhD, University of Western Ontario
  • Marjorie Sullivan, Lay Member

Community Representatives

Community Representatives are members of the general public who are not currently involved with research. They comment on the intent, purpose and on the clarity of the language used within the lay summaries of the research applications. Their involvement in peer review serves as a mechanism for public accountability by providing feedback on the ASRP peer review process.

  • Bill Heibein
  • Julie Foley

Read more about our Community Representatives.

Last Updated: 06/26/14
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