Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.
Heart Health Workshop
February 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
|Location:||608 Robertson Hall|
|Audience:||Anyone, Staff and Faculty|
|Key Contact:||Samantha Munro|
|Contact Phone:||Ext. 2042|
This session will be presented by Dr. Dale Corbett, the CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Dr. Corbett will speak about the life cycle of strokes – not only about prevention but also about the very important recovery stage. Registration for this event is available at the bottom of this page.
About Dr. Dale Corbett
Dr. Dale Corbett held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity at Memorial University between 2003-2010. This award was renewed for another 7 years (2010-2017) but in September of 2010 he relocated to the University of Ottawa assuming the position of Scientific Director and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Dr. Corbett obtained his PhD from Concordia University and subsequently pursued post-doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal and McGill University. Subsequently, Dr. Corbett was a faculty member at Harvard University and also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1980-85. His laboratory is well known for pioneering research on the protective effects of prolonged, mild hypothermia that culminated in the use of “therapeutic hypothermia” in the treatment of cardiac arrest and stroke. Current research is directed towards promoting recovery of sensory-motor and cognitive function following stroke; exercise and cognition; and metabolic and vascular consequences of obesity in combination with a sedentary lifestyle. He uses a variety of research approaches to enhance neuroplasticity processes and cognition including novel forms of rehabilitation, growth factors, exercise and mobilization of endogenous neural precursor and stem cells. Dr. Corbett has served on several peer review and research advisory committees for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is a long-standing scientific member of the Canadian Stroke Network, served as a member on the Board, and currently sits on the Planning and Priorities Committee. Dr. Corbett was the first recipient of the Paul Morley Mentorship Award from the Canadian Stroke Network in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the training of new investigators in the stroke research field. His research is funded by CIHR; the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; the Canadian Stroke Network and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He has published extensively in leading Neuroscience journals devoted to brain injury and repair.