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New Frontiers Seminar: Dr. Sandra Black "Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Aging: The Way Ahead"

Dr. Black's Biography:

Sandra Black, MD, FRCP(C) is an internationally renowned cognitive and stroke neurologist who holds the inaugural Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A leading clinical trialist in dementia, she is the current Executive Director of the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, a multi institutional collaborative network of memory programs at the University of Toronto. She is also the Sunnybrook Site Director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program Director at Sunnybrook Research Institute. In 2011 she was named to the Order of Ontario, "for being an assiduous physician leader and influential architect of the Ontario Stroke System, a specialized continuum from prevention to reintegration." She has authored/ co-authored over 430 papers in a 25-year research career that has bridged dementia and stroke using neuroimaging to study brain behavior relationships, with a recent focus on interactions of Small Vessel Disease and Alzheimer's disease. She has earned numerous mentorship and research awards, including election to the Royal Society of Canada in 2012, one of the highest honours accorded to Canadian scholars, cited for "combining enormous dedication to patients with cutting-edge science".

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