About the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease

Tabaret Hall

The University of Ottawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease (CNMD) was formed in 1999 to advance our fundamental understanding of neuromuscular development and disease and to discover novel therapies to treat these devastating disorders.

Ottawa boasts one of the highest concentrations of neuromuscular researchers in the world, including 50 Basic Scientists and Clinician/Clinician Scientists, and more than 150 trainees and staff. The CNMD unites researchers from the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and the CHEO Research Institute.

Since 2009, CNMD researchers have secured more than $60 million in external research funding and have published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. Many CMND researchers have gained international recognition, and serve key leadership roles on local, national and international collaborative research initiatives and on the governing council of numerous government and charitable funding agencies.

The CNMD is a member of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI).

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