Feb 11, 2022

Meet the 2022 Temerty-Tanz-TDRA Brain Medicine Research Fellow

About the TDRA, Announcements, Partnerships, Research, TDRA Investigators
Dr. Iryna S. Palamarchuk

We are pleased to introduce the 2022 Temerty-Tanz-TDRA Brain Medicine Research Fellow, Dr. Iryna S. Palamarchuk.

Dr. Palamarchuk is trained in neurology, electroencephalography (EEG), polysomnography (PSG), heart rate variability (HRV), and cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology to advance research on the functional mind-brain-heart pathophysiology with a focus on depression, cognitive decline, and stroke prevention. She has established expertise in clinical neuroscience research at university hospitals in Kyiv, Ukraine, and in London and Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Palamarchuk received her MD from the National Medical University of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She completed her residency in Neurology and PhD program in Neurology/Neuroscience at the Department of Neurology, National Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine.

She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurology (Stroke & Dysautonomia) at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London, Ontario. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychological Stress & Cognition) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, Canada. 

During the Brain Medicine Research Fellowship, Dr. Palamarchuk will be conducting multi-site research under the co-supervision of Dr. Kullervo Hynynen at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Dr. Tarek Rajji at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The project will combine transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) with Focused Ultrasound (FUS) with the aim of enhancing working memory in older people living with depression or mild cognitive impairment.  

More information on the Temerty-Tanz-TDRA initiative.