Dale Corbett

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Dale Corbett
Professor | Scientific Director & CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery

BA, Dalhousie University
MSc, Memorial University
PhD Behavioral Neuroscience, Concordia University
Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University

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Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8177

Work E-mail: dcorbett@uottawa.ca
Foundation E-mail: dale@canadianstroke.ca

Dale Corbett

Biography

Overview of Interests

Dr. Corbett’s current research concerns recovery of sensory-motor and cognitive function following stroke. His lab uses a variety of approaches to enhance neuroplasticity and stroke recovery including novel forms of rehabilitation, exercise and mobilization of endogenous neural precursors and stem cells.

Another area of research interest focuses on exercise and cognition and the metabolic and vascular consequences of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.

Scientific Breakthroughs / Impact

Dr. Corbett’s laboratory is internationally recognized for pioneering research on the protective effects of prolonged mild hypothermia that culminated in the worldwide use of therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiac arrest, perinatal asphyxia and stroke. More recently his laboratory has made pivotal translational discoveries regarding the importance of implementing early and more intensive rehabilitation following stroke that have become incorporated into best practice guidelines for stroke rehabilitation.

Teaching Accomplishments / Awards

Dr. Corbett was the inaugural recipient of the Paul Morley Mentorship Award from the Canadian Stroke Network in recognition of his significant contributions to training the next generation of investigators in the stroke research field. Previously, he received outstanding teacher awards for teaching medical students at Memorial University. Prior to his recruitment to the University of Ottawa in September 2010, he held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity at Memorial University. Dr. Corbett’s research is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFC) and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR).

Research Awards

Prior to his recruitment to the University of Ottawa in September 2010, he held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity at Memorial University.

Grant Support

Dr. Corbett’s research is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFC) and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR).

Fields of Interest

  • Stroke
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