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FTD enrollment complete at University Health Network

10 out of 10.JPGCongratulations to the frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTD) team at University Health Network in Toronto for completing their enrollment.

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, FTD co-lead and her team have been working hard and are the first ONDRI site to achieve the milestone of enrolling all ten participants required for their site.

See current ONDRI participant enrollment by location and disease.


Dr. Freedman elected to World Federation of Neurology Education Committee

Morris Freedman.jpgCongratulations to Dr. Morris Freedman for being elected to the World Federation of Neurology Education Committee. Dr. Freedman is the ONDRI Alzheimer’s Disease/Mild Cognitive Impairment Co-lead.

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is a charity in the United Kingdom. Its mission is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal which they seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training.


Twelve-month follow-up visits on a role

Participants who have completed the neuropsychology assessment

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Media: Could an eye exam diagnose Parkinson's?

Chris Hudson Lab.jpgRead the Maclean's Magazine article featuring ONDRI and Dr. Chris Hudson as he discusses his experience having Parkinson's disease and research about the eyes, Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT), and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness.


Welcome Catarina Downey, Clinical Research Manager

Catarina Downey.JPGIt's our pleasure to welcome Catarina Downey to the ONDRI project management team as a Clinical Research Manager.

Many of you may already know Catarina Downey from her most recent role with ONDRI as the ALS Research Coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.


Meet: Catarina Downey, Clinical Research Manager

Catarina Downey.JPGWhat are your hobbies?
I love running! Last year I completed my first half-marathon and this year I’m preparing for several races. I’m still getting used to running in the winter in Canada. Running in the treadmill is not the same

Where were you born and raised?
Portugal. I moved to Canada in 2012 to live with my Canadian husband who I met in Asia. I also lived in East-Timor for three years and in The Netherlands for two years.


Meet: Navid Baktash, Research Coordinator

Navid Baktash.jpgI chose this profession because

For me, science is truly the heart of medicine, and innovation and research is what drives medicine forward. What matters the most to me is seeing people improve their health quality, feel happier, and enjoy their lives. There is no other reward that can surmount that. 


Video: ONDRI eye tracking assessment process

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