DR. RUTH ANN MARRIE

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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.”

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