Focus on Stroke 13 - Competition Results 2014

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the results of the Focus on Stroke 13 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 13 awards is posted below. This list is for information only and is current as of May 22, 2014. 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 Fellowships

Edwards, Jodi D. (Department of Cognitive Neurology, Sunnybrook Research Institute)
Relationship between amyloid burden and cognitive impairment in periventricular white matter disease.
Supervisor:  Black, Sandra E.
Hayward, Kathryn (Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia)
Characterisation of the structural and functional capacity to recovery after severe stroke.
Supervisor:  Boyd, Lara A.
Munce, Sarah E. P. (Department of Physiatry, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute)
Quality improvement strategies in post-stroke care.
Supervisor:  Bayley, Mark T.
Pillon, Nicolas J. (Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children)
Crosstalk between monocytes and endothelial cells in a high fat environment.
Supervisor:  Klip, Amira

Singer, Jonathan C. (Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute)
Neuromechanical mechanisms of balance dyscontrol among individuals with post-stroke lower limb spasticity.
Supervisor:  Mochizuki, George
Subramanian, Sandeep (École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal)
Reaching after stroke: role of arm-trunk coordination and anticipatory postural adjustments.
Supervisor:  Feldman, Anatol
Co-Supervisor:  Barthélemy, Dorothy
4th ICPC
Van Hulst, Andraea (Centre de Recherche de CHU, Hôpital Sainte-Justine)
Integrating web 2.0 technologies in cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention.
Supervisor:  Bacon, Simon
Co-Supervisor:  Lavoie, Kim
Zarruk Serrano, Juan Guillermo (Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University)
Role of TNF-alpha and IFn-gamma in macrophage polarization after transient brain ischemia.
Supervisor:  David, Samuel

Doctoral Research Awards

Adnan, Areeba (Department of Psychology, York University)
A brain-based approach to enhancing executive control in multi-modal mild cognitive impairment.
Supervisor:  Turner, Gary R.
Duchemin, Sonia (Département de pharmacologie, Université de Montréal)
Étude du rôle de l'inflammation induite par l'angiotensine II sur l'intégrité de l'homéostasie et des fonctions cérébrales.
Supervisor:  Girouard, Héléne
Smith, Kurt J. (School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia)
Cerebrovascular functioning following acute and chronic administration of selective versus non selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment.
Supervisor:  Ainslie, Philip
Sun, Yao (Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Victoria)
Improving efficiency and efficacy of unilateral strength training after stroke.
Supervisor:  Zehr, E. Paul

Vasquez, Brandon P. (Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care)
Utility of attention training for response time variability in small vessel stroke.
Supervisor:  Anderson, Nicole D.