Focus on Stroke 10 - Competition Results 2011


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Stroke Network, and the CIHR Institute of Aging and Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health are pleased to announce the results of the Focus on Stroke 10 competition.

The emphasis of this strategic initiative is on building capacity in the later themes/pillars of stroke research (i.e., clinical, health services/policy, and/or population health research) and supporting research training of health professionals (e.g. nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, speech therapists). 
The preliminary list of Focus on Stroke 10 awards is posted below. This list is for information only and is current as of May 16, 2011. Each applicant will receive a letter to notify her/him of the results of this year's competition. The Offer of Award will constitute the official record.

Research Scholarship

  • Green, Theresa L. (Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary)
    Spousal relationships and neurobehavioural sequelae post-mild stroke.
    Mentor: King, Kathryn M.
    Co-mentor: Demchuk, Andrew M.

Research Fellowships

  • Boulos, Mark I. (Department of Medicine (Neurology), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
    Does acute management of sleep disorders improve outcomes after non-disabling cerebrovascular events?
    Supervisor: Black, Sandra E.
    Co-supervisor: Murray, Brian J.
  • Brunet, Jennifer (Department of Social and Preventative Medicine, University of Montreal)
    Promoting mental health among adolescents: building evidence for the positive role of physical activity.
    Supervisor: O'Loughlin, Jennifer Lee
  • Buckingham, Gavin (Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario)
    Visual substitution for lost haptics in skilled object lifting.
    Supervisor: Goodale, Melvyn A.
  • Forhan, Mary A (Cardiac Rehabilitation, The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)
    Predicting exercise adherence for cardiac patients with obesity and diabetes.
    Supervisor: Alter, David A.
  • Foster, Glen E. (School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia)
    Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to intrapulmonary arteriovenous shunt in humans.
    Supervisor: Sheel, Andrew W.
  • Pabayo, Roman A. (Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health)
    Neighbourhood, familial, and individual - level determinants of inequalities in blood pressure.
    Supervisor: Kawachi, Ichiro
  • Silasi, Gergely (Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia)
    Optogenetic modulation of post-stroke plasticity may provide insight for patient-based treatments.
    Supervisor: Murphy, Timothy H.
  • van Adel, Brian A. (Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario)
    Acute ischemic stroke in patients under 45 years: acute stroke treatment, cerebral circulation and clinical outcomes.
    Supervisor: Lownie, Stephen P.

Doctoral Research Awards

  • Axerio-Cilies, Peter (Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia)
    Discovery of selective NR2A-containing NMDA receptor agonists - a novel post-stroke neuroprotective therapy.
    Supervisor: Wang, Yu Tian
  • Baron, Corey (Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta)
    High-resolution diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging for acute ischemic stroke.
    Supervisor: Beaulieu, Christian
  • Pollock, Courtney (Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia)
    Training protective stepping reactions improves dynamic balance post-stroke.
    Supervisor: Garland, S. Jayne
    Co-supervisor: Hunt, Michael A.
  • Thomson, Quinn P. (Department of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary)
    Automatic aspects scoring for computed-tomography images of ischemic stroke with texture analysis.
    Supervisor: Mitchell, J. Ross R.