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Exoskeleton star demonstrates clinical trial equipment for media  

Spinal cord injury patient Alex, 15, demonstrates an exoskeleton for media during an event at Foothill Medical Centre July 20. The robotic device is being used in a clinical trial by Dr. Chester Ho, Section Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Click here for UToday story. 


Pediatric and Young Adult Rehabilitation Medicine AARP Position 

The Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Calgary is seeking an academic Physiatrist to join our expanding Pediatric and Young Adult Rehabilitation Medicine program. This position is based at the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). We are looking for an energetic physician to work collaboratively with existing medical, surgical and rehabilitation services and to provide research leadership to the program. 

Clinical responsibilities will include provision of Rehabilitation Medicine consultative services to children and young adults on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Strong applicants will be fully supported to build an original research program that integrates the goals of the investigator with the strengths of our institutional networks.

Please click here for details.

Division of Neurology: General Neurologists

General Neurology Locums: Outpatient and inpatient 9-12 month general neurology locum positions are also available beginning in April 2016.

Please click here for details.

Check out the QuICR site!

QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment. 

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Celebrating Our Past Embracing Our Future!


It was the Fall of 1979 and neurologist Dr. Lee and neurosurgeon Dr. Frank LeBlanc had been scheming with their colleagues about pooling their resources and creating something great for the people of Calgary...

Please join with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences as we celebrate not only those who envisioned our department 35 years ago, but all those who are building the future of neuroscience in Calgary, 

Click here to read more and listen to former leaders of our department as they share their stories.

Former department leaders share their stories:


The Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCNS) are pleased to announce the fourth annual pilot funding program with the goal to fund early-phase studies in promising new directions of clinical brain research.

HBI and DCNS members are eligible to apply for these $20,000 awards; preference will be given to more junior investigators. The proposed research must have a clear translational or clinical component, with clear benefit to an HBI NeuroTeam; applicants should also demonstrate the potential for their research to generate additional, sustainable funding from other sources.

Full details on this funding opportunity and the application process can be found at:

Applications are due on December 2nd, 2016, and can be submitted via email to Brandi Chuchman

ESCAPE Team wins President’s Excellence Award

AHS President and CEO Verna Yiu announced June 1 that the ESCAPE Team has been awarded the President’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research.

"This team demonstrated that an endovascular treatment (ET) can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke," Dr. Yiu said. "Positive patient outcomes increased from 30 per cent to 55 per cent when applying ET. As well, mortality rates were reduced from 2 in 10 patients to 1 in 10 patients – a 50 per cent reduction."

Congrats to the entire team! 


Volunteers needed for Parkinson's Disease study

Dr. Oury Monchi is seeking volunteers (with and without Parkinson's Disease) for a study. Click here to find out if you can help.