In “First report the findings: genuine balance when reporting CTE,” a letter recently published in the Lancet Neurology, Professor Kevin Brand joined several US colleagues to bring a public health perspective to the debate about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Identified by patterning of brain tissue, CTE has been associated with neurological disorders, including mood, behavioral, and cognitive modalities. Its apparent link with repeat head trauma such as those experienced by athletes in contact sports has raised major concerns. The authors challenge a viewpoint expressed in an earlier letter published by William Stewart and 60 coauthors.
MSc. student Reem El Attar and PhD student Yanhong Li are the new SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship recipients. MSc. student Heather Smith has been awarded the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship. The SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship program aims to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. The Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship program provides special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field in Canada. Click here, to find out more information about the Canada Gruaduate Scholarship programs.