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On Wednesday 28 June 2017, members of the University of Edinburgh's Stroke Research Group (SRG), both past and present, gathered to celebrate 30 years of stroke research in Edinburgh. There was an excellent turn out for the celebration, including Professor Emeritus Charles Warlow, and Peter Sandercock presented a nostalgic walk down memory lane before cutting the cake.
Huge congratulations to Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Professor Colin Smith, Dr Emily Sena and Dr Grant Mair (all Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who each received an award at the Stroke Association Annual Awards Ceremony on the 2nd of May!
Professors Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh), Karen Horsburgh (Centre for Neuroregeneration, University of Edinburgh) and Rhian Touyz (Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow) are guest editors on the recently released Clinical Science special edition on small vessels, dementia & chronic disease.
Dr Will Whiteley (Stroke Research Group, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) has been awarded a prestigious Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship from the Chief Scientist Office to study the contribution of vascular risk factors to dementia.
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Congratulations to Professor Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine), who is part of a new £3 million NIHR award to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) is currently featured in the Royal College of Physicians 'Women in medicine: a celebration' exhibition. This is an exhibition of specially commissioned photographic portraits honouring contemporary and historical women in medicine.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Professor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist, University of Edinburgh) has been honoured with the Presidential Award, at the European Stroke Conference, 16-18 May 2017, in Prague. This is fantastic international recognition of Professor Wardlaw's contribution to stroke research - congratulations!
Congratulations to Professor Martin Dennis (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who was awarded the inaugural BASP President's Award for excellence in stoke practice, research and training at the UK Stroke Forum 2018 last week.
Dr Mark Rodrigues, Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (both Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and colleagues have published findings indicating that detecting the cause of the deadliest form of stroke could be improved by a simple blood test added alongside a routine brain scan. Their findings suggest that a genetic test for APOE, combined with a CT scan, could be used to detect stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH).