Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Centre (CNARC)

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The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Centre (CNARC) is a specialized clinic for the investigation of neurodegenerative disease and research on the clinical features, causes, diagnosis, and treatments of these diseases.

CNARC has developed major investigator initiated bench to bedside research programs in cognition and dementia with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia and related disorders including Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia. CNARC also participates in multicenter academic and pharmaceutical company sponsored research. Examples of these include the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), and the major clinical trials from Elan (Bapaneuzimab and Scyllo-insitol) and Myriad (Flurizan).


Dr. Stephen Pasternak
Dr. Elizabeth Finger
Cognitive Neurology
Parkwood Institute

Dr. Stephen Pasternak

Dr. Stephen Pasternak oversees basic sciences and translational research.


Dr. Liz Finger

Dr. Elizabeth Finger oversees cognitive neurosciences and imaging in neuropsychiatric disorders.