Neuro Spotlight



Cancer Probe Selected as Top Science Discovery


The 2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year People's Choice Award was granted to Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond for their development of a cancer-detection probe. Their remarkable discovery received approximately one-third of the total votes cast!


Learn more about the awards and the award-winning probe






The Neuro marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month


April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a great time to highlight this shattering disease affecting 100,000 Canadians. As a centre for both research and clinical treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD), The Neuro offers PD patients specialized services and unique opportunities to participate in research.


Learn more about PD work at The Neuro.




Neuro Notes 



New in the Neuro XXceptional Video Series - Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed


Watch the latest video in the Neuro XXceptional series – a year-long video series that celebrates exceptional women at The Neuro. The newest video features Dr. Nguyen-Vi Mohamed, who develops mini-brains to study Parkinson’s disease. Vi is not only a neuroscientist, she also owns and operates two bakeries in Montreal! 


Read more about Dr. Mohamed. 






#IChooseTheNeuro Spotlights New Researchers who Chose The Neuro


The Neuro’s latest recruiting campaign has brought some of the best-established and brightest minds in neuroscience under one roof – here at The Neuro!


Take a closer look at these researchers and their fascinating work in a video series that focuses on how their arrival will enhance research at The Neuro.







WhiskyFête 2018 a Success!


This year's WhiskyFête, held by the St. Andrew's Society of Montreal, raised $40,000 for the Preston Robb Day Centre at The Neuro. The Centre is used by patients who visit the Neuro or undergo a day surgery for intravenous medical treatment for diseases including multiple sclerosis. The funds raised will enhance the space and improve the overall experience to make it as positive as possible for patients and their families.

Thank you St. Andrew's Society!


Upcoming Events 



Heading for a Cure


The Associazione Siculiana is holding their first annual gala fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. on May 5 at Le Chateau Classique to raise money for brain cancer research at The Neuro. If you are looking for a fun Mediterranean-inspired night out, why not join us and support a worthy cause?  


Learn more!








2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge – April 21-22


Take the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge, and make a difference in the lives of people suffering from devastating neurological diseases. Join us on April 21-22, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, and run/walk 5K, 10K, or 21K. There’s even a 1K race for children!  Register today (registration is FREE for participants who raise more than $250)! Contact us at 514-398-5795, or by email.


Under the guidance of teachers Sabrina Gavita and Daniel Gaudette, a group of grade 4 & 5 students at the Leonardo Da Vinci Academy formed a running team who raised $731 for The Neuro. Members of the LDVA community helped lift this total to $3530! Best of luck to the LDVA Neuro Running Team ahead of the big race day!








Double Distinction for Stuart Trenholm


Congratulations to Stuart Trenholm, researcher and assistant professor who studies the neuronal circuits that make vision possible, received the Career Development Award from The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). Trenholm is the only Canadian recipient of this award this year. 


Trenholm was also selected as a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow – a coveted distinction awarded to highly promising early-career scientists from the United States and Canada. The Sloan Foundation announced this year’s Fellows on, and in an advertisement in the New York Times.




Hui Ming Khoo’s Fruitful Fellowship


Congratulations to Dr. Hui Ming Khoo, recipient of the 2016-2017 Rayport Fellowship in the Surgery of Epilepsy. During her Fellowship at The Neuro, she published a number of peer-reviewed articles and received several awards including: the 2017 American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program Award, the International league Against Epilepsy Young Investigator Award, the International Epilepsy Congress Best Abstract Contribution, and the Canadian League Against Epilepsy Top-ranked Trainee Abstract Presentation. She will now serve as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.


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