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.
The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is celebrating its participation in one of Brain Canada’s Platform Support Grants, which were unveiled today in Toronto.
Clinical Neurosciences is partnering with the Rick Hansen Institute and the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation to build the Rick Hansen Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Registry
The $900,000, three-year project, which is led by the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’s Dr. Chester Ho, is designed to expand on the success of the Vancouver-based institute’s current registry and build a model that be replicated across Canada.
“I am very honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple partners in Alberta and the Rick Hansen Institute to develop this registry,” said Dr. Ho.
A DCNS project launching in October hopes to get the conversation started between patients and clinicians about the importance of research in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
The pilot project, envisioned by Department Head Dr. Rajiv Midha and supported by the Donor Relations team at the Cumming School of Medicine, will distribute buttons and postcards that encourage patients to ask questions about research.
“Most patients aren’t aware of the amount of research that we undertake in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences,” says Dr. Midha. “And a lot of that research results in better outcomes for patients — so we’d like to share that story and explain why it’s so important.”
The event takes place Oct. 30 at 4pm in the FMC main floor Boardroom. Telehealth video conferencing is available at SHC.
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