FOUND@ONDRI

FOUND (Follow–Up Of Persons with Neurodegenerative Diseases) is a new initiative being developed under the guidance of Drs. Connie Marras and Tony Lang. The primary objective of this web-based patient database is to allow for ongoing follow-up and contact with ONDRI’s...

Meet: Dr. Doug Munoz, Eye Tracking Lead

Dr. Doug Munoz Why did you choose your profession? I wanted to know more about how my own brain works. My primary interest and focus when I started as an independent investigator was doing monkey behavioural neurophysiology to study the eye saccade system. I then...

New Stroke Report Highlights Dementia

The 2016 Heart and Stroke Foundation Stroke Report shows that stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia. How can you protect yourself? It starts with awareness. Read the Stroke Report to learn about: The impact of covert strokes — strokes that may go...

Meet: Dr. Chris Hudson, Retinal Imaging Co-Lead

Dr. Chris Hudson Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Now, I'm researching it. What has been most surprising in your life? A few years before I developed Parkinson’s disease, I suffered from a rare condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome which...

VCI Enrollment Successfully Closes

Congratulations to the vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) team for completing enrollment and exceeding their enrollment goal. VCI enrollment stopped at the end of April and more than 150 participants will be enrolled after they complete the screening process. A big...

Toronto Western Boast High Retention and Recruitment

Congratulations to the ONDRI team at Toronto Western Hospital for nearly reaching their recruitment goal and retaining all their participants. As of the end of March, they had recruited 81 per cent of their required participants, and are well on their way to reach...

Neuroscience Asset Map Tool

Did you know that there are more than 800 neuroscience researchers, 130 brain-related companies, and 100 institutions involved in neuroscience in Ontario? This dynamic neuroscience asset map tool allows users ranging from patients to researchers, to companies and...

New OBI Informatics Governance Policies

Last year, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) recognized the need to update its informatics governance policies to clarify governance processes particularly relevant for data sharing purposes. In October 2015, OBI invited the Integrated Discovery Programs to nominate...

Meet: Dr. Sean Symons, Imaging Co-lead

Dr. Sean Symons Where have you lived? I was born and raised in Toronto. I studied industrial engineering at the University of Toronto and then moved to New York City to complete my Masters of Public Health specializing in biostatistics at Columbia University. Then, I...