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- Dr. Judy Illes speaks with the Faculty of Medicine about the unique mental health and brain impacts of COVID-19>
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The notion that a bit of stress makes people perform better has been baked into our everyday lives, from taking exams in school to having tight deadlines in the workplace. New research from DMCBH researcher Dr. Adele Diamond suggests we might be taking the wrong approach.
All of us at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the Graduate Program in Neuroscience class of 2020! Seven trainees are graduating this week and to celebrate, we compiled some of their favourite memories as grad students, as well as a special video from some of the faculty!
Dr. Mark Cembrowski is among twenty neuroscientists in Canada awarded $100,000 each in research funding, as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program.
Anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, this novel funding model is intended to enable paradigm-changing brain research with the aim of improving the lives of all Canadians.
In late March, Zee Rahiman spiked a fever and could barely talk because of non-stop coughing and vomiting. Once admitted to hospital, his condition rapidly deteriorated. Zee tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU), where he was placed on a ventilator.
“I initially thought ‘I’m fit. This is going to be another flu for me,’” says Zee, 32. “But I found out that my immune system was not as talented as I thought.”
Up to 70 percent of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience cognitive impairment as a result of the disease. This can range from difficulty with memory recall to taking a long time to complete tasks, all of which have a big impact on a person’s day-to-day life. While it’s been known for a long time that cognition can be impaired in MS, the reason behind this particular symptom has remained largely unclear.
Many awards have been handed out to DMCBH students and postdoctoral fellows this week. Congratulations to all the winners!
Jock & Irene Graham Brain Research Endowment (Postdoctoral Award):
Jill Dosso, Postdoctoral fellow
A team of UBC researchers is working with colleagues in Shanghai to implement the use of technology when it comes to treating and managing depression.