MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF NEUROSURGERY
Robert Brownstone, MD, Ph.D. FRCSC
Our research productivity continues to be enhanced by the permeating “culture of research” within the Division. This has led to advances in fields ranging from basic and translational neuroscience research to clinical studies. The studies include those investigating the basic mechanisms of disease, repair mechanisms, and possible clinical interventions.
The three basic science laboratories run by division members continue to flourish. External peer-reviewed grant funding continues to increase. This enables these programs to expand with the hiring of technicians, undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. These people ensure that we continue to progress.
The Brain Repair Centre also continues to mature. Through the BRC, we have been able to obtain funds from various sources. These funds are providing us with the tools necessary to expand, in particular, our basic science and translational research approaches to the understanding and repair of diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
The clinical research projects could not be accomplished in the absence of the support from our research coordinators. Each of these individuals, highlighted on these pages, has been responsible for the necessary vigilance in collecting clinical data. There is little doubt that the output in the clinical research realm will expand in the coming years.