Major Ronald Miller

How research can strengthen understanding and treatment of PTSD

“I just wasn’t myself,” says Major Ronald Miller when reflecting on his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “I could see a significant change in my personality that just wasn’t me.”

Major Miller first joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971 as a young infantry private in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and later became an Officer in the Royal Canadian Artillery, which included a tour in Germany during the Cold War.

Engaging patients in research 

For Diana Lemaire, her long-standing professional role collided with a personal journey when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015. 

Her career has focused on the areas of care, education, quality and evaluation in different departments of London’s health delivery and research community. 

“I’ve always had a curiosity and interest in how we know what we are achieving and how we are performing and improving over time” 

Study participant of the SYNERGIC Trial completing cognitive exercises

Peter Saracino is currently taking part in the SYNERGIC Trial led by Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso. The study includes cognitive training and physical exercises with the hopes of delaying dementia. 

London researchers receive almost $1.35 million to continue groundbreaking dementia research 

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Researchers in London, Ontario have been awarded $1.345 million over five years through the second phase of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), announced today as part of Canada’s first national dementia strategy. CCNA is a collaborative research program tackling the challenge of dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses. 

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