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Expanding and sharing neuroscience education across Alberta
Increasing the scope, scale and impact of neuroscience and mental health research in Alberta
Supporting Alberta-based neuroscience and mental health collaborations and initiatives
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Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is a province-wide network connecting the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge to increase the impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education and translation. Through collaborative partnerships with researchers, government and health system stakeholders, industry and community organizations, CAN aims to improve brain health in Alberta and beyond.
CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE NEWS AND EVENTS
CAN IN THE NEWS
DEVELOPING A NEW MODEL OF CARE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
“We’re working to advance and connect spinal cord injury research, translation, community services and clinical care to improve the lifelong experience of people with SCI,” says Dr. Grant McIntyre, Executive Director of Campus Alberta Neuroscience. “The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry is a key element in our goal of turning research evidence into health care solutions for Canadians with SCI.”
The Campus Alberta Neuroscience Academic Exchange (CANAE) Program supports neuroscience and mental health exchange visitors to the affiliated Alberta institutions: University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge. The long-term goal of the program is to strengthen research, clinical, education and translation collaborations among the three universities.
The Trainee Mobility Program supports short-term visits between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary Lethbridge by neuroscience and mental health trainees. These short-term exchanges facilitate knowledge-sharing among trainees and scholars across the Campus Alberta Neuroscience network.
CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE
DR. ZAHINOOR ISMAIL, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Dr. Ismail devotes his days to conducting research and seeing patients, a dynamic mix he describes as “fascinating work.” His research integrates neurology and psychiatry and ranges from understanding cognitive decline in dementia to imaging and biomarkers of neuropsychiatric symptoms to clinical trials.
The Depression Research and Intervention Team is focused on connecting depression researchers and clinical professionals to improve depression treatment and awareness in Alberta. The Team is working in collaboration with the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) and through active involvement of community groups and people with lived experience of depression.
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) and the Alberta MS Network have partnered to establish The Alberta MS Collaboration to boost the province’s capacity for MS research and translation through industry, government, community and academic partnerships.