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Welcome to the Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Since 1981 we have grown rapidly to become a national leader in research, medical education and patient care in the neurosciences. From the world's most sophisticated intra-operative imaging technologies to the first robot for micro-neurosurgical application, we continue to explore the boundaries of the clinical neurosciences. Recruited from around the world, our expert and research-intensive team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and researchers provide exemplary care to residents of southern Alberta and beyond.

Calgary Family Donates $10 Million to support Brain Health for Kids

For the second time in as many years, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation has received a multimillion dollar gift from local philanthropists, Stan and Marge Owerko. Today’s donation of ten million dollars is over and above a five million dollar gift made in 2012, making their investment to help children with injury and illness of the brain a total of fifteen million dollars.

“We are so grateful to Stan and Marge for understanding the crucial importance of brain health for children and for continuing to help champion this cause,” says Saifa Koonar, President and CEO, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Their generosity is both incredibly wonderful and humbling.”

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Neuroscience in the News

Calgary’s CRU Uses Big Data to Drive Clinical Research and Practice

Brain health in Alberta gets $10 million boost

Should soccer players wear helmets?

Paralysed man walks again: pioneering treatment could help stroke victims

New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness in Brain Injury Patients

Research leads to brain cancer clinical trial

Nobel Prize for medicine awarded for brain’s ‘inner GPS’ discoveries

New wave of brain research aims to understanding every function

Saving Cyla: Globe & Mail special report

Ambrose, provinces, to come together to develop national dementia strategy

How concussions can alter teens' behaviour

Protecting the brain, one sticker at a time

‘Robot suit’ allows paraplegic father to walk again

Using big data to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s

New tool for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's tremors

A new treatment option for late stage Parkinson's patients

Scientist discovers a new way to enhance nerve growth

New advisory committee on analytics and visualization

Imaging technique to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Stem cell clinical trial provides hope for those with spinal cord injuries

Dr. Eric Smith is building research programs with colleagues in multiple disciplines

Researcher working on quantitative techniques to increase the diagnostic and therapeutic power of MRI imaging in multiple sclerosis

Bruce Pike, PhD, recruited from Montreal by the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Calgary researchers are using the Nintendo Wiii to rehabilitate stroke patients

Team participates in international discussion on concussion injuries



Dr. Bijoy Menon named one of Avenue's Top 40 Under 40

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences would like to congratulate Dr. Bijoy Menon on his recent Top 40 Under 40 award.

Dr. Menon's research and teaching in the area of stroke was recognized by Avenue Magazine along with three others from the Cumming School of Medicine.

The neurologist studies stroke imaging and vascular and degenerative dementia.

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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Clinical Researcher and Basic Clinician-Scientist in Epilepsy

Academic Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Our 2012-13 Annual Report

The Department would like to thank the many friends of Clinical Neurosciences whose gifts have supported neurological care and research.

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