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Dr. Catharine Rankin presents at NeuroFutures 2017.

Pictured: Dr. Catharine Rankin presents at NeuroFutures 2017, an event supported by the Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence Cluster. Image credit: Dr. Jason Snyder.

Members of the 2018 DMCBH Sun Run team at BC Place Stadium.
Member news: April 2018 Apr 23, 2018

Pictured: part of the DMCBH Sun Run team, photographed by Warren Myers (PI: Dr. Kurt Haas) at BC Place Stadium on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Dr. Helen Tremlett at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2018.
Comparison of disease modifying treatments in MS finds increased risk of infection in newer drugs Apr 18, 2018

Over the past few years, Dr. Helen Tremlett and her team have been evaluating population health data to establish a greater understanding of the relationship between MS drug treatments, comorbidities, and associated health outcomes. Most recently, her team, including post-doctoral fellow Dr. José Wijnands, has undergone a first-of-its-kind study to assess disease modifying treatments (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS) and their relationship with infection risk in the ‘real world’ clinical setting.

Dr. Julie Robillard.
People are searching for health information online, but is what they’re finding useful? Apr 4, 2018

Most older adults are online, and many of them are using the internet to search for health-related information. But how easy to understand is the information they are finding, and who wrote it? 

Neuroethics Canada, new logo.
Milestone anniversary for Neuroethics brings change, partnerships, and greater influence Mar 26, 2018

Newly rebranded as Neuroethics Canada, Dr. Illes’ team is looking to expand the scope of ethicists’ roles in Canada and move beyond the confines of academia and its communities.

Dr. Liisa Galea and Dr. Lara Boyd.
Member news: March 2018 Mar 26, 2018

Dr. Lara Boyd is recognized as one of BC's Most Influential Women by BC Business for her contributions as a leader in science in BC. Dr. Brian Kwon received a 2018 Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for his publication Spinal cord perfusion pressure predicts neurologic recovery in acute spinal cord injury.

Heather Yong, pictured in front of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Heather Yong: Plotting a Path from Bench to Bedside Mar 20, 2018

Heather Yong is a Directed Studies student in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She has been volunteering with the UBC MS/NMO Clinic and Research Group at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health since 2013.

Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform launches with participation from DMCBH researchers Mar 15, 2018

For Canadian neuroscientists, the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) will make data collected through imaging, genome mapping, and other research methods accessible and easier to share with colleagues across the country, improving the odds of producing big discoveries as research data become available to more researchers.

Counselling session between two women.
Psychiatric conditions may affect disability progression in MS Mar 14, 2018

New research from Dr. Helen Tremlett’s Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis Research Group suggests that for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the presence of psychiatric comorbidities including depression, anxiety and mood disorders was associated with disability progression.

Family enjoying the sunshine with balloons.
Let the sun shine in: new research shows sun's rays may reduce MS risk Mar 7, 2018

People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun's rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, according to a study published in today in the journal Neurology. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk.