Cognitive Health in Multiple Sclerosis Research Lab

Research Activities

Tracking Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis Using Biological and Cognitive Markers (BIOCOG) (under review)
Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: J. Berard, M.S, Freedman, S. Thebault, R. Booth
Collaborators: H. MacLean, C. Rush, V. Doyle, H. Rabinovitch
Sponsorship request submitted to Biogen Canada: ~$500,000

Development of a Behavioural Intervention for Cognitive Fatigability in Multiple Sclerosis (DABC-MS) (under review)
Principal Investigator
Co-Principal Investigators: M. Finlayson & S. Morrow
Co-Investigators: L. Pilutti, J. Berard
Collaborator: M. Freedman
Sponsorship request submitted to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: $49,981

Addressing Research-to-Practice Gaps in Multiple Sclerosis Care: Implementation of a Screening Program for Mental Health, Cognitive and Psychosocial Concerns (2019-2020)
Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators: M.S. Freedman, M. Bowman, L.Cannata, H. MacLean, C. Rush, V. Doyle, S. Hatcher
Sponsored by the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Institute: $20,000

Characterizing the Acute Response to Adapted Exercise in Non-ambulatory People with Multiple Sclerosis (2019-2020)
Principal Investigator: Lara Pilutti
Additional Co-Investigator: Thomas Edwards
Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: $58,267.30

Cognitive Symptom Management and Rehabilitation Therapy for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis (CogSMART for MS) (2017-ongoing)
Principal Investigator
Co-Investigator: Mike Van Adel, Jo-Anne Lefevre
Funding from proceeds of clinical service delivery at Ricci and Associates

Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling for Managing Mobility Disability in People with Multiple Sclerosis (2018-2020)
Principal Investigator: Lara Pilutti
Additional Collaborator: Mark Freedman
Sponsored by MS Society of Canada: $294,450

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Canadian MS Patients (MESCAMS) (2014-2019)
Co- Investigator
Principal Investigator: Mark Freedman, M.D.; Winnipeg site PI: James Marriott
Co-Investigators: David Courtman, Heather MacLean, Carolina Rush, Mohammad Abdoli, Roxana Cruce, Harold Atkins, David Allan, Carlos Torres, Santanu Chakraborty, Fiona Costello, Francois Tremblay, Daniel Lelli, Ruth Ann Marrie, David Szwajcer, Donna Wall.
Sponsored by the Research Foundation of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: $4.2 million