The Ontario Neurodegeneration Research Initiative (ONDRI)
The Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) is recruiting 600 people from across the province of Ontario with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment/Alzheimer’s disease, fronto-temporal dementia, and post-stroke cognitive impairment for 3 years in order to track changes over time on brain scans, tests of thinking and memory, retinal scans, walking and balance assessments and ability to control their eye movements. This will provide new information that will be very useful in better understanding these conditions.

For more information, please visit http://ondri.ca

Participating Sites:

  • Baycrest, Toronto
  • Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
  • Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston
  • London Health Sciences Centre, London
  • McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton
  • Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa
  • Parkwood Institute, London
  • St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay
  • University Health Network, Toronto
  • Western University
  • Ontario Brain Institute
  • St. Joseph’s Health Care
  • Bruyère Continuing Care
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Ottawa
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Toronto

Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Strong

Executive Committee:
Dr. Anthony Lang, Dr. Barry Greenberg, Dr. Dale Corbett, Dr. David Grimes, Dr. Michael Strong, Dr. Peter Kleinstiver, Dr. Rick Swartz, Dr. Rob Hegele, Dr. Sandra Black, Dr. Sibel Naska, Dr. Tom Mikkelson

Recruiting Clinicians:
Dr. Andrew Frank, Dr. Ayman Hassan, Dr. Bruce Pollock, Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, Dr. Christen Shoesmith, Dr. Corinne Fischer, Dr. Dallas Seitz, Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi, Dr. David Grimes, Dr. David Tang-Wai, Dr. Demetrios Sahlas, Dr. Elizabeth Finger, Dr. Gustavo Saposnik, Dr. Jennifer Mandzia, Dr. John Turnbull, Dr. Leanne Casaubon, Dr. Lorne Zinman, Dr. Mandar Jog, Dr. Mario Masellis, Dr. Michael Borrie, Dr. Morris Freedman, Dr. Rick Swartz, Dr. Sandra Black, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Dr. Stephen Pasternak, Dr. Tom Steeves

Assessment Platforms:
Dr. Angela Roberts, Dr. Angela Troyer, Dr. Anthony Vaccarino, Dr. Barry Greenberg, Dr. Bull McIlroy, Dr. Brian Levine, Dr. Chris Hudson, Dr. David Munoz, Dr. David Park, Dr. Dennis Bulman, Dr. Doug Munoz, Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva, Dr. Guangyong Zou, Dr. J.B Orange, Dr. John Robinson, Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, Moyez Dharsee, Dr. Paula McLaughlin, Dr. Peter St. George-Hyslop, Dr. Rob Bartha, Dr. Rob Hegele, Dr. Sean Symons, Dr. Stephen Strother, Dr. Tom Schweizer, Dr. Wendy Lou