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Member news: March 2017
Links to stories about and by members of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health from February/March 2017.
Dr. Janet Werker receives recognition for research in developmental psychology
Dr. Janet Werker is the recipient of the 2017 Pickering Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developmental Psychology in Canada. Read more ...
International FASD community honours Dr. Joanne Weinberg
VCHRI Investigator Award
Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez received a Clinician Scientists research award and support for his project, Neuroimaging signatures of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation response in treatment-resistant depression. Read more about Dr. Vila-Rodriguez's work to understand how rTMS and fMRI can lead to improved interventions for treatment-resistent depression.
Drs. Boyd and Illes nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Dr. Lara Boyd and Dr. Judy Iles have both been nominated in the Research & The Sciences category.
Weston Brain Institute announces awardees of more than $30 million in grants to fight brain diseases of aging
Eight members of the DMCBH community received funding for high-risk, high-reward projects with the potential to accelerate discovery and find treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Read more...
2017 UBC 3MT Final Results
- Runner Up: Seth Tigchelaar, PhD in Neuroscience: Biomarkers for Spinal Cord Injury, Supervisor: Dr. Brian K. Kwon
- People’s Choice: Sue Peters, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences: PAY ATTENTION! Supervisors: Drs. Lara Boyd and S. Jayne Garland
- Additional information and results
Thank you to Maria Shriver for her dedication to a future without Alzheimer's disease! pic.twitter.com/yYkLJvsgeW— Haakon Nygaard (@hbnygaard) March 9, 2017
We are testing new equipment today to improve the confort during experiments. Chris and Nick are doing a great job walking me through it. pic.twitter.com/P4hTUjlmRv— NINET Lab (@NinetLab) March 17, 2017
- One-on-one with Philip Barker (ubc.ca feature)
- Opinion: Naloxone not enough to address opioid crisis (Edmonton Journal, March 3)
- Women in Research: Joanne Matsubara (UBC Medicine news, March 7)
- Women in Research: Lynn Raymond (UBC Medicine news, March 7)
- Italian doctor’s controversial MS treatment makes ‘no smidgen of difference,’ major study concludes (National Post, March 8)
- Maria Shriver urges Vancouverites to take action on dementia (Alzheimer Society of BC, March 8)
- Multiple Sclerosis treatment is debunked by researchers in Canada (The Guardian, March 8)
- Scientific Expert Working Group on Multiple Sclerosis/Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency reconvened to hear preliminary study results from Canadian Phase I/II Clinical Trial (CIHR, March 8)
- Six other research avenues in the treatment of MS (CTV News, March 8)
- $1.7 million grant will help Omaha startup test spine injury treatment (Omaha World Herald, March 11)
- Chunking: The Brain’s Shortcut to Understanding and Recalling Information (Observer, March 16)
- Opinion: Science and society must collaborate in setting research agenda (Vancouver Sun, March 18)
- Why exercise makes your brain bigger (Vogue Australia, March 22)
- SfN 2017 US Capitol Hill Day (Storify, March 28)
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