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...

Welcome Dr. Dallas Seitz, Recruiting Clinician

  It's our pleasure to welcome Dr. Dallas Seitz to the ONDRI team as a new Alzheimer's disease/mild cognitive impairment recruiting clinician at Providence Care and Queen's University in Kingston. Dr. Dallas Seitz is a psychiatrist and Assistant Professor and...

Meet: Dr. Andrew Frank, Recruiting Clinician

Dr. Andrew Frank is a cognitive and behavioural neurologist focused on early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. He's the Medical Director of the Bruyère Memory Program in Ottawa. After obtaining his MD at the University of...

Ontario Brain Institute’s New President and Scientific Director

Tom Mikkelsen, M.D., FRCPC is the President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute (2015-present). He received his MD from the University of Calgary and completed clinical training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Following this, he...

Meet: Dr. Demetrios Sahlas, VCI Recruiting Clinician

Dr. Demetrios Sahlas What’s your role with ONDRI? I’m the recruiting clinician for vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) in Hamilton. My role is to ensure we offer participation in the study to as many patients with VCI as we can. Why is working with ONDRI important to...

Meet: Angela Roberts, PhD, Neuropsychology

Angela Roberts, PhD was born in Memphis, Tennessee and has called Canada home since 2004 when she moved to accept a position at London Health Sciences Centre. Growing up in Tennessee, she has a love for southern food and a fierce knowledge of Kentucky bourbon. What...

Dr. Rob Hegele receives $2.3 million in grants from CIHR

Dr. Rob Hegele, Genomics Lead, ONDRI and professor, Departments of Medicine, and Biochemistry at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function, and scientist at Robarts Research Institute, received more...

Report: The impact of 13 brain disorders in Ontario

In the summer of 2015 The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) co-wrote and published a report in partnership with the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and with input from 14 patient advocacy organizations. Population data from 13 disorders were reported...

Meet: Stephen Strother, PhD, Neuroinformatics / Brain-CODE Lead

Dr. Stephen Strother What excites you about ONDRI? I believe that the future of understanding, helping to diagnose and monitoring treatment for brain disease requires us to collect a much larger data sample than we have in previous studies. This is exactly what ONDRI...

Meet: Dr. David Munoz. Neuropathology

Dr. David Munoz, Neuropathology What’s your role with ONDRI? I’m leading the neuropathology program based out of St. Michael’s Hospital. Where have you lived? I was born in Spain and have practised in Vermont, Saskatoon, London (Ontario), Madrid, and Toronto, and...

June is Stroke Awareness Month

ONDRI is helping by studying how to detect the diseases earlier, improve clinical practice that puts patients first and create new treatments that will slow the diseases from progressing. Learn how you can help spread the word: Heart and Stroke...