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|SUBJECT:||Memorial University becomes first national partner of Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery|
|DATE:||Oct. 11, 2011|
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Dr. Dale Corbett will be in St. Johns and available for interviews the afternoon of Oct. 12. To arrange an interview, please contact: Sharon Gray, communications co-ordinator (medicine) at 709-777-8397 or Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org; or Virginia Middleton, communications co-ordinator (medicine) at 709-777-8285 or Virginia.email@example.com.
Dale Corbett, PhD
Dr. Corbett is the scientific director and CEO of the CSR. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Corbett was professor of neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and holder of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity.
Dr. Corbetts research is directed at promoting recovery of function following stroke. The approaches used involve novel combinations of intensive rehabilitation, drug therapy and more recently pluripotent cells to enhance brain repair processes.
Dr. Corbett earned a BA from Dalhousie, a M.Sc. from Memorial and PhD from Concordia followed by post-doctoral studies at McGill. Before coming to Memorial in 1985, Dr. Corbett was a faculty member at Harvard University. His laboratory is part of the National Centre of Excellence Program, Canadian Stroke Network.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery overview
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery (CSR) was formed in 2002 to dramatically improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families through advances in science.
By learning more about how people recover from stroke at the molecular, cellular, functional and cognitive levels, we are finding better ways to help stroke survivors and their families recover from stroke more quickly and completely.
Through the CSR, researchers working at our different locations share knowledge, gain access to each others technology and collaborate on research initiatives. They benefit from the knowledge, expertise and equipment of their colleagues across the centre.
The result is a one-of-a-kind virtual organization devoted entirely on research into recovery from stroke. One of the few centres in the world with this research focus, the CSR is a leader in the increasingly important field of stroke recovery.
Core partners in the CSR include some of Canadas foremost health-care organizations:
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
University of Ottawa
CSR scientists are associated with one of the research partners or with other leading research organizations across North America. Scientists are encouraged to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to gain new insights into how people recover from stroke, and how to enhance the process. In addition to affiliation with our research partners, many of our scientists also have cross appointments with other research centers.
For more information regarding the CSR, please contact Natasha Hollywood, communications manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-562-5800, ext. 8299.