- Research Assistant, GERAS Centre
Matthew Wong-Pack is a research assistant at the GERAS Centre where he is actively involved in several research initiatives. His research focus is supporting patients with dementia and their caregivers. He has completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences (B.H.Sc) degree at McMaster University.
Previously, he was a research assistant in rheumatology and osteoporosis at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Adachi and Dr. Arthur Lau. Matthew has actively been involved in research since the beginning of his post-secondary education. He has presented his research at scientific meetings such as the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Conference and the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Conference. He has served as a co-author on several publications.
Aside from his research activities, Matthew is an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Society of Hamilton and Halton. He was the past Chair for the Walk for Memories Event for Alzheimer’s Research at McMaster for two years and currently aids with the society’s fundraisers and ongoing awareness initiatives.
“I chose to work at GERAS because of my interest in caring for those who are unable to care for themselves. With the increasing prevalence of dementia in today’s society, it is important that we care for not only patients diagnosed with this debilitating disease, but as well the supporting caregivers that look after them day after day.”