Canadian Medical Association

Calgary; University of Manitoba, 1969; neurology; clinical professor, Cumming School of Medicine. Died April 15, 2022, aged 77. Survived by his wife Beverly, 6 children and 7 grandchildren. “After medical school, he received post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of California (Irvine) and in neurology at McGill University. In 1983 he was recruited to the University of Calgary, where he would join the MS Research Clinic and the University of Calgary Medical Group Cognitive Assessment Clinic. He accepted the role of site lead at South Health Campus in 2019. Over a career spanning 40-plus years, Dave had functioned as principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 100 clinical research trials, and contributed to numerous papers evaluating the efficacy of treatment interventions concerning multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer disease. A few of Dave’s accolades included receiving the Academic Faculty Mentoring Award from the University of Calgary, as well as the Dean’s Letter of Excellence for Teaching. He also received the National Professional Care Award from the MS Society of Canada. As the leader of the LONG MAY YOU RIDE bicycle team, Dave avidly cycled throughout the year in support of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis. In 2021, he cycled over 3000 km as part of the Tour du Canada.”

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