Lorraine Kalia (nee Hajdur) Panellist/Empowerment Through Lifelong Learning
Lorraine Kalia (nee Hajdur) graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1990. She had a brief professional ballet career as an apprentice with the National Ballet of Canada and a corps de ballet member with the National Ballet of Portugal. She then pursued 20 years of academic training to become a clinician scientist, obtaining a BSc (Biology) at Queen’s University, MD/PhD (Neuroscience) at University of Toronto, FRCPC (Neurology) at University of Toronto, and postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Currently, Lorraine is a clinician scientist and assistant professor in the Division of Neurology, University of Toronto with appointments at the Krembil Research Institute, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. She is a movement disorders neurologist at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. Her clinical work and research program focus on improving our understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.