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Stroke and dementia

Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program at SRI, is leading research on the use of imaging in diagnosing and monitoring Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, among other conditions. She studies brain-behaviour relationships in stroke and dementia, and received a 2017–2018 Foundation Grant worth $2,081,600 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to further explore dementia with the ultimate aim of translating her findings into disease-modifying treatments. Additionally, she is a co-principal investigator on clinical trials using focused ultrasound to treat brain diseases.