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...

Congratulations Shalane Basque and the neuropsychology team

Congratulations to J.B. Orange's, ONDRI Neuropsychology Co-lead,  MSc student, Shalane Basque, for winning the Best Poster award at this year's Faculty of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program Research Day at Western University. This is...

Dr. Pasternak receives Collaborative Research Seed Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Pasternak for receiving a Collaborative Research Seed Grant (CRSG) from the recent competition. Dr. Pasternak will also be collaborating Dr. Elizabeth Finger and Dr. Michael Borrie from ONDRI. CRSG will provide recipients with...

Women’s Brain Health Receives Funding

The Posluns Family Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), and The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) will fund the first research initiative of its kind in Canada under the title of the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair...

Twelve-month follow-up visits on a role

Participants are now completing their 12-month follow-up assessments since we started enrolling participants in August 2014. 74 participants have now completed their neuropsychology 12-month follow-up visit (up by 40 since October). There has been very little...

Welcome Catarina Downey, Clinical Research Manager

It'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....

Investigators receive part of ALS Canada $15M donation

ALS Canada has invested $15 million in exciting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research in Canada.       Congratulations to the final recipients of the 2015 grant competition from ONDRI: Peter St. George-Hyslop: $1.44 million Arthur J. Hudson...

Meet: Christopher Scott, Imaging Analyst

Christopher Scott Why did you choose your profession? I knew that some aspect of neuroscience would be involved in my career after falling in love with the complexities and mysteries of the brain during my undergrad. After a couple of years of graduate work in...