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Submitted by support on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 09:06.

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Stroke survivor recalls her experience in brain study

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:05.

Stroke survivor recalls her experience in brain study

Donna Sharman benefited from advances in stroke research

On November 9, 2013, Donna Sharman’s life changed forever. On a quiet Saturday morning, Donna and her husband Andy were at home when she suddenly collapsed on the kitchen floor. Although she was not aware of any signs or symptoms leading up to this moment, Donna was having an ischemic stroke, caused when a blood clot blocks an artery to the brain. 



Andy immediately called EMS and Donna was rushed to the Foothills Hospital where a full stroke team, led by Dr. Michael Hill of the Calgary Stroke Program and the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), was waiting for her.

New Neuromuscular Disease Network will enhance research, clinical care

Submitted by kristy.cross on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:27.

New Neuromuscular Disease Network will enhance research, clinical care

The HBI, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Muscular Dystrophy Canada announced the launch of the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Network. 



“Neuromuscular diseases are individually rare but as a group affect many Canadians. This partnership with the patient community is the only way forward in the process of developing and testing potential treatments,” says Dr. Lawrence Korngut, the network chair, a University of Calgary researcher in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and member of the HBI.

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Historic gift starts new chapter in medical research

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:03.

Historic gift starts new chapter in medical research

$200 million marks one of the largest single investments in medical research to a Canadian university

The University of Calgary has the opportunity to lead research breakthroughs into some of the biggest medical challenges of this generation thanks to $200 million in combined support from Geoffrey Cumming and the Government of Alberta.



The Cumming School of Medicine is being named in honour of this extraordinary gift.

The Government of Alberta is committing $100 million in matching funds to further medical research and innovation at the University of Calgary.

Young researchers encouraged by funding announcement

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:56.

Young researchers encouraged by funding announcement

Like so many other researchers in the Cumming School of Medicine, Nabeela Nathoo is extremely grateful for the extraordinary donation. She believes this funding will enable graduate students and post-docs to spend more time carrying out research in the lab and publishing findings in order to move their fields forward.



Nathoo’s research is based at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to assess the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Nathoo plans to be a clinician scientist in the next five to 10 years and hopes to one day discover a way to slow down the progression of MS to improve the quality of lives of those living with the disease.