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Dr. Sandra Black receives award for cognitive research

November 24, 2011

At the recent Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) held in Montreal, Dr. Sandra Black, Brill Chair in Neurology, was awarded the Irma M. Parhad Award for Excellence by the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research (C5R).

The award is given annually to an outstanding contributor in the field, who has helped lead the way to better understanding and treatment for patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Dr. Black directs the brain sciences research program and LC Campbell cognitive neurology research group at Sunnybrook Research Institute, and she is also Sunnybrook's site director for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery. She is senior scientist at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute and medical director of the Regional Stroke Centre for North & East GTA.

C5R was founded in 1991 by a group of clinician investigators to facilitate sponsored and investigator-driven trials across Canada and has established a platform for knowledge exchange of clinical research and best practices.