Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) has moved to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)

Thank you for your interest in the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP).

In fall 2018, MAREP moved its home base from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Waterloo to the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

As part of the transition, content on the previous MAREP website has moved over to a new MAREP section of the RIA website. The following links will take you to the RIA website so you can continue to access the MAREP content:


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