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CIHR INMHA Town Hall
1:00pm-2:00pm, Jun 5, 2019
Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Dr. Sam Weiss
DMCBH is pleased to host Dr. Samuel Weiss, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), who will speak about INMHA’s developing strategic plan, CIHR funding opportunities, and how the institute is engaging the neuroscience community in a dialogue about brain and mental health research in Canada.
Title: Strategic Initiatives in Support of Canadian Brain and Mental Health Research
Reichwald Health Science, UBC Okanagan: RHS 257 LT
University of Northern British Columbia: NHSC 9-235 LT
Medical Science Building, University of Victoria: MSB 210
Dr. Weiss Bio:
Dr. Samuel Weiss is a professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. He is the founder and was the inaugural Director of the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute, whose mission is to translate innovative research and education into advances in neurological and mental health care.
Dr. Weiss’ own explorations into the brain have changed the fields of developmental neurobiology and neural regeneration and have earned him one of the world’s most prestigious medical science awards, a Gairdner International Award. Dr. Weiss was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2014. His current work focusses on the stem cell biology of human brain tumour with an eye towards developing new therapies.
In July 2017, Dr. Weiss was appointed to a four-year term as Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) and member of CIHR’s Science Council.
As the Scientific Director, Dr. Weiss works with the Canadian neurosciences, mental health and addiction communities to identify research priorities, develop research funding opportunities, build partnerships and translate research evidence into policy and practice to improve the health of Canadians and people around the world.