2019 WAMS SK Honouree:
The MS Society of Canada, Saskatchewan Division is pleased to recognize Dr. Valerie Verge, Director of the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center and dedicated MS researcher as the 2019 Women Against MS Honouree.
Dr. Verge is an emeritus Medical Research Council of Canada Fellow and Scholar, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology and Director of the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center (CMSNRC) at the University of Saskatchewan. Since 1992, Dr. Verge has dedicated her career to neurological research in Saskatchewan where she continues to advance MS research because of her passion for her work and a personal connection to MS. As Dr. Verge was entering graduate studies, her best friend was diagnosed with MS. That experience has driven a career-long hope that her work on how to more effectively repair the nervous system, may one day provide new therapeutic strategies for people with MS. As Director of the CMSNRC and its collaborative work with the Saskatoon MS Clinic, Dr. Verge has become even more acutely aware of the impact of MS and the need for effective treatment strategies. It is the individual living with MS, their caregivers and families, and the dedication of her fellow MS researchers and trainees that inspire her to continue advancing research in this field. Dr. Verge has been teaching and mentoring student researchers since coming to the U of S and in that time, she has challenged and inspired new generations of scientists who are trying to understand more about MS. Her leadership has been a key driver in the continued growth and expansion of research at the Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center and MS research in Saskatchewan.