WAMS Gala Luncheon May 25, 2018 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Honouree

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Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, MD, PhD, FRCPC

  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Neurology), University of Manitoba.
  • Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
  • Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, MS Society of Canada

Dr. Ruth Ann MarrieDr. Ruth Ann Marrie is a Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her medical degree from Dalhousie University, both with Distinction. She completed neurology training at McGill University. This was followed by a fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the Cleveland Clinic, supported by a Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Subsequently, she obtained a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University. Presently she holds the Waugh Family Chair in Multiple Sclerosis.

MS Clinic: The MS Clinic is dedicated to providing excellent medical care for people living with MS, Clinically Isolated Syndromes, or other demyelinating diseases in Manitoba and North Western Ontario. The MS Clinic provides leadership in the management of MS through the application of state-of-the-art knowledge about the disease, its management, and methods of care delivery. The clinic provides medical diagnosis, treatment and follow-up as well as patient education and support to ensure optimal effectiveness of the treatment recommendations.

Waugh Family Chair in Multiple Sclerosis: In 2016, Dr. Marrie was appointed as the Waugh Family Chair in multiple sclerosis research at the University of Manitoba, a $3.2 million dollar funded initiative that was created to advance research in the field of Multiple Sclerosis by leading a team of researchers to make significant contributions to knowledge of the disease and improved health care for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Research Interests: Epidemiology of MS, Impact of comorbid conditions on outcomes in multiple sclerosis, as well as patient-reported outcomes, Pediatric MS, etiologic factors for MS, and quality of life.