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Dr. Julie Robillard receives leadership award from ALS Society of BC Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Associate Director, Neuroethics Canada, has been awarded the Dr. Andrew Eisen Leadership Development Award for outstanding leadership and her project, Characterizing the Impact of Respite Care in ALS (CIRCA) project. She accepted the award at the ALS Society of BC Awards Ceremony on April 2.

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Dr. Lakshmi Yatham at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
International leaders in biological psychiatry to convene in Vancouver in June Apr 5, 2019

More than 1500 psychiatrists, clinician-investigators, basic scientists, leading interational experts in biological psychiatry, and a Nobel laureate will meet in Vancouver in June, bringing diverse international perspectives to a collective exploration on the theme of “Neuroscience Discoveries and Translation to Clinical Practice.”

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Jasmine Gill with Dr. Cheryl Wellington.
Member news: March 2019 Mar 28, 2019

Pictured: Jasmine Gill (left) and Dr. Cheryl Wellington (right) pictured in Dr. Wellington's lab. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.

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Dr. Brian Christie
Study to look at effects of alcohol and marijuana use during pregnancy Mar 26, 2019

Pictured: Dr. Brian Christie. Image source: University of Victoria.

As attitudes and regulations around cannabis use change around North America, a growing number of adults aged 19 to 30 years report using cannabis; a not-insignificant proportion of these report simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana (SAM). For young women, this can present an increased risk of unplanned pregnancy, but can also mean engaging in potentially risky behaviours in the early stages of gestation before an individual knows they are pregnant.

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The Movement Disorders Clinic and Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre team in 2018.
World Parkinson’s Day 2019 to bring DMCBH community together Mar 22, 2019

Pictured: The Movement Disorders Clinic and Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre team at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on World Parkinson's Day in 2018. Image source: Vancouver Coastal Health.

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Parents walking with child.
Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life Mar 18, 2019

A new study from Dr. Elaine Kingwell and Dr. Helen Tremlett reveals that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients. 

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Dr. Christian Naus in his lab at the Life Sciences Centre at UBC.
New approach to stroke treatment could minimize brain damage Mar 14, 2019

Pictured: Dr. Christian Naus in his lab at the Life Sciences Centre. Image credit: Faculty of Medicine/UBC.

A new treatment for a common type of stroke may soon be possible, thanks to a discovery by an international team of researchers led by Dr. Christian Naus at the University of British Columbia.

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Ama Kyeremeh at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health in 2019.
Research Excellence Cluster forms at UBC to shine a spotlight women’s health Mar 13, 2019

Pictured: Ama Kyeremeh, Women's Health Research Cluster Coordinator, pictured at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.

The Research Excellence Clusters program at the University of British Columbia continues to support research across disciplines, linking the neuroscience community with experts across campus to ask big questions and solve big problems. 

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Young people using smartphones.
Popular smartphone apps may be selling your personal health information Mar 8, 2019

By 2015, more than half of all smartphone users had downloaded at least one-health related app. But how many of those users had read the apps’ privacy policy? How many apps had privacy policies?

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MRI of concussion (human brain).
CHIMERA model produces surprising results in concussion study Mar 7, 2019

Pictured: an MRI scan of a human brain after concussion. Image source: iStock.

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