Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Diseases, disorders, and injuries of the brain have a profound influence on our communities; the direct and indirect costs of neurological and mood disorders to the Canadian economy total more than $61 billion per year and place enormous strain on affected individuals and their families. Understanding how a healthy brain works is essential to preventing and treating brain diseases, and both are essential to the health and well-being of British Columbians.
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health brings together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation in a hub for training, research, and clinical care. The philosophy of the facility is to work with all facets of brain health because knowledge gained from treating and investigating one disease of the brain will advance our understanding of others. The facility brings research closer to patients, providing British Columbians with better access to the best possible treatments.
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health represents a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. The centre was made possible with a generous donation from Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian as well as contributions from other philanthropists and leaders, as well as those of the federal and provincial governments.