Focus on Stroke 8 - Competition Results 2009


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), the CIHR Institute of Aging and Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, and the Canadian Stroke Network are pleased to announce the results of the Focus on Stroke 8 competition.

This strategic initiative aims to build capacity in stroke research. Increased capacity is needed in Canada to build on recent advances in stroke medicine and to prepare the health care system for the rising burden of stroke due to the aging population.
The emphasis of this round of competition is to support research in the later themes such as clinical, health services/system or population health.

Research Fellowships

  • Burton, Kirsteen (Li Ka Shing Knowledge Centre, St. Michael's Hospital)
    An economic assessment of the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging use in patients with acute, ischemic stroke.
    Supervisor: Laupacis, Andreas
  • Dlamini, Nomazulu (Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children)
    Alleviating neonatal cerebral venous outflow obstruction and thrombosis with a custom-designed pillow.
    Supervisor: deVeber, Gabrielle A.
  • Paquette, Caroline (Neurology, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research)
    Enhancing post-stroke recovery with non-invasive brain stimulation.
    Supervisor: Thiel, Alexander
  • Sangani, Samir (Feil and Oberfeld Research Centre, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital)
    Relationship between spasticity and voluntary motor control in the upper limb post-stroke.
    Supervisor: Levin, Mindy F.
  • Tang, Ada (Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia)
    Aerobic training after stroke: is there a dose-response relationship?
    Supervisor: Eng, Janice J.

Doctoral Research Awards

  • Querido, Jordan (Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia)
    Can hyperoxia enhance the baroreflex in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
    Supervisor: Sheel, Andrew W.  
  • Subramanian, Sandeep (Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University)
    Motor learning in stroke - role of explicit information.
    Supervisor: Levin, Mindy F.
  • Thornton, Marianne (Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University)
    Factors influencing adherence to physical activity after transient ischemic attack or non-disabling stroke.
    Supervisor: MacKay-Lyons, Marilyn J.