Help us support the Brain Campaign.
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Doug Earle
Campaign Director, Krembil Neuroscience Centre and Brain Campaign
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The Canadian Sport Concussion Project is a 10-year program of research discovery. It has an over $25 million plan to achieve its goals and translate its concussion research into clinical care.

A Goal of $13 Million to Support the Talent and Research

$3 million To recruit and support a Chair in Concussion Research
$2 million To support the neuro-pathology analysis led by Lili-Naz Hazrati, which is critical to the project's understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of concussions, and makes this research unique in Canada
$1 million To support the neuroimaging analysis led by David Mikulis, which is critical to identifying the damage caused by concussions, any brain degeneration and create biomarkers for diagnosis of each concussion's severity
$3 million Three Fellowships to support the research – one each in neuropathology, neuroimaging and neuropsychology
$1 million To support a Research Manager to manage the Project
$1 million To fund the test protocols
$2 million To recruit participants in the research and translate the research findings to sports organizations and medical professionals

Installing and Operating the Tools
A goal of $12.8 million to enable the Krembil Neuroscience Centre to leverage $11.673 million in government grants if we install by December 2013 the following critical equipment to conduct the Canadian Sports Concussion Project's research and other groundbreaking research initiatives by raising the following funds:

$3.5 million 7 Telsa MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used to create three – dimensional image of internal body structures ($2.5 million for the MRI installation and $1 million for a technician).
$600,000 MEG – A magnetoencephalography scanner that non-invasively measures magnetic fields generated by intra-cellular electric currents in neurons which provides temporal profiles of brain activity. We are using the vacated PET space to leverage the special shielding already in place and dramatically reduce the cost of installing the MEG.
$3.7 million PET CT Scanner Clinical Space – moving the PET into a new clinical space to handle an increased volume of patients for clinical procedures and freeing up the specially shielded room for the MEG ($2.7 million for clinic renovations/shielding and $1 million for a technician)
$5 million Chair in Neuroimaging – The recruitment of an innovative clinician-researcher is critical to the success of our imaging research program at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre – particularly with new 7-Telsa MRI, MEG and PET equipment in place. Having one of only 45 7-Telsa MRIs in the world will be a signifi cant draw in recruiting a leading-edge scientist to come here to work with our exceptional research team uncovering the mysteries of the brain.