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Dr. Smith is currently leading multiple translational research projects in a wide variety of neuromuscular conditions at The Ottawa Hospital’s NeuroMuscular Centre to facilitate rare disease diagnosis, develop more effective monitoring of neuromuscular disease progression and treatment response.Read More
Dr. Gordon Jewett’s Blog Athletes learn early in their sporting career that performance is impacted by countless factors; a restless night’s sleep, a meal at the wrong time, a hard workout too many, equipment poorly prepared. Because of these variables of life, athletes must judge their success by the average of their season, rather than…Read More
“Occupational therapy is where science, creativity, and compassion collide”. This is a quote from Jessica Kensky, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and keynote speaker at the 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association welcome ceremony. To me, this quote represents exactly what I love about my profession. Pursuing a PhD allows me to develop these three elements even further…Read More
During my pediatric neurology residency training, I was able to dive into different subspecialties of neurology in great detail. I was drawn to the neuromuscular specialty by the significant ongoing advances in understanding the genetics of the neuromuscular disorders and the growing number of novel therapeutic options in the field…Read More
I was amazed by the idea that populations of tissue-resident cells maintain and repair the body throughout life, and how drastic the consequences of impaired stem cell-mediated regeneration can be to an individual. It made me consider that understanding stem cell biology could help towards the development of new therapies for incurable conditions, such as many neuromuscular disorders…Read More
Back in 2011, my introduction to Neuromuscular Disorders (NMD) research happened by chance when I joined as a temporary research associate in a Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) project under the supervision of Prof. Atchayaram Nalini, an accomplished neurologist and NMD specialist in South India..Read More