DR. RUTH ANN MARRIE
Professor, Medicine & Community Health Sciences; Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie’s research could lead to innovations in care for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). She first developed an interest in MS when she was a resident at McGill University and the worldrenowned Montreal Neurological Institute. Marrie now directs the provincial Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Manitoba, serves as the scientific director of the world’s largest self-report registry for MS (NARCOMS), leads a large research program, and serves on several national and international committees.
“In academics, we need to do a better job of mentoring young women from the earliest stages of their careers. We need better mechanisms to account for breaks due to child-rearing that do not derail these careers. Senior leadership needs to actively encourage more women to take leadership positions.”