McMaster University

McMaster University

Mission

Mission

To link clinical and basic scientists from diverse backgrounds to explore ways of improving the function and the quality of life of individuals with disorders of the nervous system.

Aims

To determine the factors that influence restoration of function after severe neurological injury. Tied to this, our objectives are to:

  • Unite basic and clinical scientists from diverse backgrounds and foster collaborations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Translate our basic research findings into clinical practice to improve function and quality of life of individuals with disabling neurological disorders
  • Train future research leaders and provide them with the opportunity to have a major influence in their area of study
  • Foster private sector partners such as the pharmaceutical industry in the development of new pharmacological approaches to neurorestoration

Membership

NRG scientists and clinicians come from diverse backgrounds including:

  • Chemists
  • Molecular biologists & biochemists
  • Bioengineers
  • Cellular and animal pathophysiologists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Behavioral neuroscience scientists and psychologist
  • Surgeons (neurosurgery, orthopedic and plastic surgery)
  • Neurologists
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Kinesiology (including social psychology)
  • Epidemiologist
  • Allied health professions (nursing, physiotherapy etc.)
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