Brian MacVicar and Jon Stoessl appointed as Co-Directors, DMCBH

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Dr. Brian MacVicar and Dr. Jon Stoessl

We are pleased to announce the formal appointment of Dr. Brian MacVicar and Dr. Jon Stoessl as Co-Directors, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH).

Drs. MacVicar and Stoessl have been serving as interim Directors upon Dr. Max Cynader’s departure from the role in June 30, 2014 and as such have been building upon the vision of the DMCBH as a place that will improve patient care, spearhead new treatments and advance health research. With their appointment to the role now confirmed, Drs. MacVicar and Stoessl are poised to lead DMCBH into the future.

Dr. MacVicar, a Professor and Head of Basic Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry, is one of the world’s pioneers in describing the activity of brain cells in brain maintenance, protection and repair. He is also the Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science and the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Stoessl, a Professor and Head of the Division of Neurology in the Department of Medicine, is an internationally recognized Parkinson’s researcher and clinician. He is also a Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s disease and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science.