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Community News: June 2020
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose (pictured) has been awarded CIHR funding to investigate the possible impact of COVID-19 on cognition and the brain post-infection.
Twelve students graduated from the Graduate Program in Neuroscience on June 17! You can see which students and some special videos by clicking here.
Dr. Janet Werker received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to carry out a project titled "Ensuring full literacy in a multicultural and digital world"
Several researchers received the DMCBH Innovation Fund Kickstart Research Grant. The following were successful applicants: Drs. Annie Ciernia, Urs Hafeli, Brian MacVicar, LP Bernier, Matilde Balbi, Mohamad Seyed Sadr, David Chen, Lynn Raymond, Peyman Servati, Paul van Donkelaar, Alexander Rauscher, Vesna Sossi, Cheryl Wellington, Will Panenka, Rebecca Todd, Stan Floresco, Luke Clark and Trisha Chakrabarty. You can read more about each of their projects here.
Dr. Judy Illes will co-lead a team that's developing a strategy to position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network.This initiative was awarded $1.5 million in CIHR funding!
"Optimism tinged with anxiety': What to expect from the next 100 days of COVID-19, according to experts." Dr. Judy Illes is quoted in the National Post.
"Genetic Variants Drive Altered Epigenetic Regulation of Endotoxin Response in BTBR Macrophages." Science in the City talks to Dr. Annie Ciernia.
The DMCBH has started a science communications blog! The Brainiac Blog is live and looking for students, trainees and faculty to submit 500-800 word blogs about the brain, spinal cord and/or nervous system. For more information, please visit the website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience Class of 2020! We're all so proud of the work you've done and everything you've accomplished. We can't wait to see what you'll do next! @NeuroscienceUBC pic.twitter.com/XeAQlOih4N— Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (@DMCBrainHealth) June 16, 2020