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Member news: March 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.
- Dr. Jacqueline Quandt received an operating grant from the MS Society of Canada for her project, Characterizing the neuroprotective roles of bHLH proteins Npas4 and ARNT2 in inflammatory neurodegeneration related to multiple sclerosis.
- Dr. Helen Tremlett received an operating grant from the MS Society of Canada for her project, Human immunodeficiency virus, antiretroviral drugs and multiple sclerosis risk (HIV-MS). Dr. Tremlett also received a pilot grant for another project, It's a fungal world: the mycobiome in pediatric MS.
- Dr. Zorah Setayeshgar (PI: Dr. Helen Tremlett) received postdoctoral fellowship funding for her project, Assessing safety monitoring in patients taking oral MS treatments (ASYMPTOTE).
MS Society of Canada graduate studentships
- Jessica Allanach (PI: Dr. Marc Horwitz): A humanized mouse model of MS to study EBV infection in disease.
- Hanwen Liu (PI: Dr. Corree Laule): Diffusely abnormal white matter in different MS phenotypes: impact on myelin, axons and brain volume
- Ana Citali Marquez (PI: Dr. Marc Horwitz): Relationship between Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) latency and the onset of Multiple Sclerosis
- Ali Mirza (PI: Dr. Helen Tremlett): Assessing the functional capacity of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric MS
- Carina Graf (PI: Dr. Corree Laule): Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy of Human Spinal Cord in Multiple Sclerosis
- Marco Law (PI: Dr. Roger Tam): Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Clinical Progression in Multiple Sclerosis using Brain MRIs
The research here at @UBC’s Brain Behaviour Lab is exactly why #YourBudget2018 will make historic investments in science and research. Canada’s innovative spirit can and will create positive change for ourselves – and the world. pic.twitter.com/SdSl4N3zWq— Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) March 6, 2018
Recognizing today how many fantastic women around me are working to #endMS @UBC @SusanForwell @mripathology @helen_tremlett - Shannon Kolind-Dessa Sadovnick-Katerina Dorovini-Zis -Virginia Devonshire-Ana-Luiza Sayao - Michelle Eisner-Elaine Kingwell-Irene Vavasour #inspiration— Jacquie Quandt (@jacquiequandt) March 8, 2018
Happy Brain Awareness week! Dr. Illes of @NeuroethicsUBC introducing tonight’s seminar on ethical considerations regarding medical assistance in dying (MAiD) @dana_fdn @DMCBrainHealth pic.twitter.com/hqfbHcaDC5— Cody Lo (@cody_lo) March 14, 2018
Balance is difficult to understand - we partnered with @artsumbrella dancers who choreographed and performed a beautiful "Chaos of Movement" opening to this video and showed us what angular and linear acceleration looks like!#artandsciencehttps://t.co/hbduIjzQAT— Claudia Krebs (@krebs_claudia) March 19, 2018
Maternal voluntary exercise (before, during & after pregnancy) leads to increased neurogenesis in her adult offspring: Our latest from @aarthigobinath 's PhD work: for a free copy until May 12th :https://t.co/oIJsMr2PgY— Liisa Galea (@LiisaGalea) March 23, 2018
DMCBH Community Voices
- WTF! No neurogenesis in humans?? (Snyder Lab blog, March 7)
- Neurohistory cartoons: Golgi & Cajal (March 8)
- Rowan’s Law Addresses Concussion In Amateur And Youth Athletes (CATT Online, March 13)
- The ABCs of parenting with Sara Colalillo (Brain Buzz Podcast, March 15)
- Meet MS clinic and research volunteer and undergraduate student Heather Yong (DMCBH news, March 20)
- New scale developed to measure self-stigma experienced by family members (CREST.BD, March 23)
Member News & Media
- How Pregnancy Changes the Brain (BrainFacts.org, February 28)
- Why some conservatives are blind to climate change (The Conversation, March 1)
- 10 “Bad” Habits That Can Actually Be Good for You (Reader's Digest, March 1)
- Missing: treatments designed for women (VCHRI News, March 1)
- Questioning human neurogenesis (Nature: News and Views, March 7)
- Bringing Multiple Sclerosis Out of the Dark (VCHRI News, March 7)
- People who grew up in sunnier climates are 55% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, study suggests (Daily Mail, March 7)
- Multiple sclerosis: Growing up in a sunny climate could reduce your risk (Express, March 7)
- International Women's Day (Faculty of Medicine, March 8)
- Adult brains do not grow new neurons, says new study, challenging prior consensus (Newsweek, March 8)
- Living in sunnier climes could reduce risk of MS (Faculty of Medicine news, March 8)
- Five ways to reduce the physical harms of smartphone use (The Globe and Mail, March 15)
- Do Mood and Anxiety Affect MS Disability? (MedPage Today, March 16)
- From a headache to a head in the clouds: UBC psychologist investigates the mind wandering effects of Tylenol (The Ubyssey, March 20)
- Reducing Impact of Spinal Cord Injury (Rehab Insider, March 21)
- Canadian Study Links Psychiatric Disorders and Physical Disability in Women with MS (Multiple Sclerosis News Today, March 26)
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