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Submitted by russfee.local on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:16am

Roderick McInnes, acting president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced on May 3 the appointment of Samuel Weiss, PhD, as incoming scientific director of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA).

Through the HBI Pilot Funding (PFUN) program, the institute and its partners support early-phase studies in promising new directions of brain research. Congratulations to the following recipients of the most recent competition:

Dr. Eric Smith has been awarded $1.5 million to support the development of new techniques to identify Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. “It’s one of the most comprehensive and innovative neuroimaging studies happening with these disorders.”

What if asthma attacks are not only an inflammatory response to allergens, like pet dander, but are exacerbated by a powerful nervous system response that sends signals for airways to narrow? That’s the question being tested by Nicholas Jendzjowsky, PhD.

Events

Date & Time:
June 9, 2017 - June 10, 2017

Course Co-Directors: Oury Monchi, PhD and Antonio P. Strafella, MD, PhD

Location: University of Calgary

This course features an internationally renowned faculty of researchers, scientists and clinicians who will present on advances in neuroimaging techniques to understand the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related movement disorders, to diagnose parkinsonian syndromes and monitor disease progression.