Dale Corbett, PhD
Professor of Neurosciences,
University of Ottawa and
Scientific Director & CEO of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
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Dr. Dale Corbett is a Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Scientific Director and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR). Prior to his relocation to the University of Ottawa in September 2010, Dr. Corbett held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity at Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland. Dr. Corbett obtained his PhD from Concordia University followed by post-doctoral studies at McGill University. Subsequently, Dr. Corbett was a faculty member at Harvard University and also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. His laboratory is well known for pioneering research on the protective effects of prolonged, mild hypothermia that culminated in the use of "therapeutic hypothermia " in the treatment of cardiac arrest and stroke. His current research concerns recovery of sensory-motor and cognitive function following stroke where he has made translational discoveries regarding the importance of early and intensive rehabilitation. He uses a variety of approaches to enhance neuroplasticity and stroke recovery including novel forms of rehabilitation, exercise and mobilization of endogenous neural precursor and stem cells. Related work focuses on exercise and cognition and the metabolic and vascular consequences of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.