Several awards have recently been handed out to DMCBH trainees. Congratulations to all the winners!
DMCBH 2021 Endowment Award Winners
Jock & Irene Graham Brain Research Endowment:
Isabel Bestard Lorigados, PhD student
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Congratulations to Dr. Emma Morton who received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from CIHR to develop and evaluate an app called PolarUs to help people living with bipolar disorder self-manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing. Dr. Morton is supervised by DMCBH member Dr. Erin Michalak, who leads the Collaborative Research Team to Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD).
Researchers have created an atlas of myelin among healthy people to support better brain disease diagnosis and timely treatment.
Up until now, normal levels of brain myelin—a key indicator of conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease and concussion—were not well characterized, making the use of it as a diagnostic tool similar to navigating a maze without a map. A new scientific study led by DMCBH researcher Dr. Shannon Kolind is the first to discover not only a robust atlas of brain myelin levels, but the key role age plays in their trajectory.
The virtual and community-based program makes it easier for patients to continue their recovery after being discharged from the hospital.
From X-rays to PET scans, our expert explains the true risks and benefits of different scanning technology used in health care, security and research.
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Innovation Fund Kickstart Research Grant is intended to help kick-start new research collaborations, directions, and technological developments. It supports new projects that generate preliminary data for future grant applications to external funding agencies.
The following are DMCBH researchers who have received this year's Grant. Congratulations to all the winners!
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health researcher Dr. Neil Cashman has been awarded a 2020 Discovery Grant from the ALS Canada Research Program in partnership with Brain Canada Foundation.
Sustained investment in transformative research is vital to unlocking the mysteries around the causes and progression of ALS. The devastating terminal disease gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that are moved at will.
All of us at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience class of 2021! Six trainees are graduating this week and to celebrate, we compiled some of their favourite memories as grad students, as well as a special video from some of the faculty!
Today is International Clinical Trials Day, a day to recognize the hard work and invaluable contributions of study volunteers, clinical investigators, staff and research professionals in the advancement of medical care.
The date May 20 was selected to mark James Lind’s first controlled clinical trial using citrus fruit on a group of sailors suffering from scurvy back in the year 1747.
Over the past few months, members of the BC Brain Wellness Program “Crafters for a Cause” group created comfort mitts for people living with dementia who are in hospital.