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Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Black

December 18, 2020

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Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Black, internationally renowned cognitive and stroke neurologist, and scientific director of the Dr. Sandra Black Centre for Brain Resilience and Recovery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (SBCN).

The SBCN is an affiliate society of the American Academy of Neurology. Each year SBCN recognizes outstanding leaders and their contributions to the field of behavioural neurology.

“I am quite touched by this honour and grateful to the SBCN for this recognition,” says Dr. Black. “I am also humbled to be included among the SBCN’s esteemed group of Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.”

Dr. Black is a cognitive and stroke neurologist at Sunnybrook, senior scientist and research director of the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute and professor of medicine (Neurology) at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural director of the Dr. Sandra Black Centre for Brain Resilience and Recovery, which was recently launched in September 2020.

She continues to be a mentor for numerous young faculty and supervisor of 40 graduate students and 48 post-doctoral clinical and research fellows. Over the years, Dr. Black has received several mentorship awards.

Dr. Black is a champion of an interdisciplinary and integrated approach across medical and scientific disciplines in the collaborative research and discovery of innovative care in brain health for the pursuit of early detection, prevention and improved treatments against brain disease. Dr. Black is a leader in her field with over 600 publications and a high impact factor, showcasing her significant research productivity.

Dr. Black is the Sunnybrook Site Director of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, a national network dedicated to improving stroke recovery, and was Executive Director of the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, a collaboration of memory clinic programs across UofT academic hospitals from 2012-20.

She was named to the Order of Ontario in 2011. Dr. Black has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015 “for contributing to improved diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.”

Dr. Black received the SBCN’s Lifetime Achievement Award at an online ceremony on December 3, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Black for the SBCN’s Lifetime Achievement Award!

Learn more about the SBCN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.