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Dr. Paul Fernyhough

Director,
Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Principal Investigator,
Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration Lab, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Professor
Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders (DND) is housed within the Dr. John Foerster Centre for Health Research on Aging, located in the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre. DND was established in 1999 through a major funding initiative “Age of Discovery” by the St-Boniface Hospital Foundation. All faculty in DND hold academic positions in theDepartment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba.

Modirrousta receives 2018 Hoeschen Award

Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and Director of the Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Unit, is one of two recipients of the 15th Annual Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award. The Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and St. Boniface...

Adlimoghaddam awarded CIHR-CCNA travel

Congratulations to Dr. Aida Adlimoghaddam (Albensi lab) on receiving a CIHR-CCNA travel award to present her Alzheimers dementia work at the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging meeting in Montreal in October. The CCNA vision is to bring together the best...

Modirrousta depression research study featured on CBC

The research of Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Director, Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Unit, St. Boniface Hospital, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba was featured recently on CBC News. She is currently looking for 64 Manitobans...

Nick Shepel Award to Crystal Acosta

Congratulations to Crystal Acosta (Supervisor: Hope Anderson), who has been awarded this years’ St. Boniface Hospital Foundation - Nick Shepel Travel Award. This award will help to cover the travel costs associated with Crystal’s attendance at the national Society for...

Study warns of significant dementia increase

The number of Manitobans living and affected by dementia is projected to dramatically increase, according to a study recently published in Neuroepidemiology (Karger). The largest increase is projected to occur in the 75–84 years of age group with a growth of 98.83% by...

Suh receives FAFS Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Miyoung Suh, Principal Investigator, Nutrition and Neurological Diseases, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, has received the inaugural Faculty of Agricultural and Food (FAFS) Sciences...