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Staff highlight: Jeff LeDue Feb 22, 2021

This story was written as part of the Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health 2019/2020 annual report. You can read the full report here. 

Jeff LeDue wears many “hats” at UBC— he’s a research associate, coordinator of the UBC Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence Cluster and managing director of the NeuroImaging and NeuroComputation Centre (NINC), a shared research platform at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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NEUROETHICS RISES TO THE CHALLENGE Feb 8, 2021

This story was written as part of the Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health 2019/2020 annual report. You can read the full report here. 

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Researchers Discover Biological Foundation of Botanical Formulation Used to Prevent Opioid-Related Withdrawal Symptoms Jan 27, 2021

Pictured (clockwise from back): Dr. Anthony Phillips, Dr. Soyon Ahn, Maya Nesbit and Haiyan Zou. 

When a person living with an opioid addiction begins the process of detoxifying, they are met with withdrawal symptoms which are often so painful the person relapses. Illicit drug use is a serious public health concern; in British Columbia alone, more than 1,500 people lost their lives to overdoses in 2020.

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Janice Eng appointed to UBC’s highest faculty honour Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Janice Eng, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy and DMCBH associate member, has been awarded with UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member.

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MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson’s disease Jan 13, 2021

A new study led by DMCBH researcher Dr. Silke Cresswell in partnership with Dr. Brett Finlay's team at Michael Smith Laboratories suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset of Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Welcome Dr. Manu Madhav! Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Manu Madhav joined the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health this week, in a joint recruitment between the Centre and the School of Biomedical Engineering! Dr. Madhav is originally from Kerala, India and moved to the United States in 2008 to do his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He went on to do his Ph.D. in this same field and most recently worked as an Assistant Research Scientist under the mentorship of Drs. James Knierim and Noah Cowan.

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Competition for Alzheimer's research funding announced Dec 18, 2020

For the second year in a row, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Competition was held. Below are a list of the successful applicants along with a brief description of their projects. Congratulations to all the winners! 

 

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Student Profile: Hong Lu Dec 14, 2020

This story was written as part of the Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health 2019/2020 annual report. You can read the full report here. 

Hong Lu was always interested in studying the brain. After completing his undergraduate degree at UBC, he decided to take a year to explore how he could further his interest. During this time, he began volunteering in Dr. Ann Marie Craig’s lab.

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Student Profile: Dr. Asma Bashir Dec 14, 2020

This story was written as part of the Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health 2019/2020 annual report. You can read the full report here. 

Dr. Asma Bashir joined the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in 2015, shortly after completing her undergraduate degree in Boston. She joined Dr. Cheryl Wellington’s lab as a PhD student and studied traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Community News: November 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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