Dr. Matthew Sacheli
Research Program Manage, BC Brain Wellness Program
Dr. Matthew Sacheli is the Research Program Manager of the BC Brain Wellness Program. Dr. Sacheli has a background in clinical neuroscience, kinesiology and exercise physiology. His PhD work was completed at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Center and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC. He joined the BC Brain Wellness Program after managing the Parkinson’s Disease portfolio and the Brain Health program at the Weston Brain Institute and the Weston Family Foundation in Toronto.
Project Assistant and Language Project Leader, UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
A third-year undergraduate Integrated Science student, Jennifer is creating an interdisciplinary degree with environmental science and population health at its core through a brain wellness lens. Working now as a program assistant, she initially joined the BC Brain Wellness program in March 2020 as a volunteer for the Musical Movements class. Over the past two years, she has been involved in many different aspects of the program primarily in communications, research, and education. She is currently spearheading the BC Brain Wellness Language Project which facilitates collaboration with UBC language students to translate in-house resources into different languages ultimately to promote the program’s accessibility and inclusivity. She hopes to constantly promote wellness in the community and aspires to become a palliative care physician in the future.
“I am extremely grateful for everyone’s support from the get-go. The instructors were super enthusiastic about this collaboration between the different faculties and departments, and the students also welcomed this project with warm hearts and the desire to serve the community – this was a very kind sentiment that inspires me to continue working on this project today.
One of the greatest lessons I learned from leading this project was the synergistic power of meaningful, interdisciplinary relationships. Not only did our program and faculties and departments all serve each other by sharing invaluable expertise, but this entity worked together synergistically to ultimately serve the community and improve the quality of life for many.