INNOVATION WINNERS

Drs. Alim Mitha and John Wong and their Fluid Biotech team are awarded W21C Biomedical Innovation Award at the University of Calgary's MacEwan Ballroom Oct. 30. The team will also attend the Global HealthCare Innovation Academy in Toronto next year. Congratulations to all the fabulous presenters who participated!

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Dr. Wee Yong

Killam Award for Dr. Wee Yong

Dr. Wee Yong, Section Head of Translational Neurosciences, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Killam Research Excellence Award for a "lifetime of work" in the field of multiple sclerosis.

Banff International Epilepsy Symposium

3rd Banff International Epilepsy Symposium

Join a host of international speakers at Banff's Rimrock hotel for the 3rd Banff International Epilepsy Symposium and 23rd Western Epilepsy Workshop on January 31 and February 1, 2020. Epilepsy Care in the 21st Century: Precision Medicine and Novel Surgical Techniques.

Study highlights importance of specialized care for epilepsy patients

Congratulations to DCNS members Dr. Samuel Wiebe and Dr. Colin Josephson and the epilepsy team on their paper linking specialized patient care with a lower risk of premature mortality in epilepsy patients. Another reason why our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is so important!

Neurologist combines clinical care with groundbreaking research

Dr. Lawrence Korngut, an associate professor in the departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Community Health Sciences and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, says patients are often eager to participate in clinical trials for rare diseases.

Fluid Biotech

Neurosurgeons win TENETi2C competition

Congratulations to Dr. John Wong and Dr. Alim Mitha on their startup Fluid Biotech winning the TENETi2C competition on June 7. The company took home the $100,000 grand prize and $40,000 worth of consulting time that will be used to commercialize their innovative stent for use with brain aneurysms.

The TENET Innovation to Commercialization program provides funding and training to University of Calgary researchers, clinicians, postdocs, graduate students and staff to transform their health research into a commercial product.

Recruitment

Section Head, Neurosurgery

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, invites INTERNAL applications for a 5 year appointment to provide leadership to the Section of Neurosurgery as its administrative, research, educational and clinical chief. As the Head of the Section of Neurosurgery, the successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent management, visionary leadership and the ability to engage and work collaboratively with key stakeholders in AHS and University of Calgary. The position is approximately 0.30 effort within the Neurosurgery AMHSP. A leadership stipend will be provided.

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General Neurosurgery Locums in Calgary

The Section of Neurosurgery is inviting applications for Neurosurgeons, with an interest in doing 9-12 month locums. Qualifications include an MD and a specialist certificate in Neurosurgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  You must be a Canadian citizen or hold Permanent Residency (PR) status in Canada. We are not able to consider anyone for locums without these qualifications.

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Academic Spinal Neurosurgeon Position

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. Qualifications include an MD, Canadian Royal College specialist certification in Neurosurgery, clinical fellowship training in spinal surgery, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. A strong track record of scholarly activity, with at least 10 or more peer-reviewed publications, is desired in the preferred candidate.

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Academic Position Traumatic Brain Injury Clinician

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track academic position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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