2011 – Dr. Sandra E. Black

Brill Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
s_black Sandra E. Black, MD, FRCPC, holds the inaugural Brill Chair in Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She received her medical and neurological training at the University of Toronto, completed postdoctoral research at the University of Western Ontario in behavioural neurology and stroke, and also pursued graduate work in the history and philosophy of science at Oxford University.She directs the Brain Sciences Program Research, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and is a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest. She is Medical Director of the Regional Stroke Centre for N&E GTA and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Site Director for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery. She was Head of Neurology at Sunnybrook (1995-2006) and currently directs the LC Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit.Her research interests include Stroke Recovery and Vascular Cognitive Impairment, diagnosis of dementia and the use of neuroimaging to study brain-behaviour relationships. She has published over 340 papers and is actively engaged in clinical trials of Stroke and Stroke Recovery, Alzheimer’s and Vascular Cognitive Impairment.