Secondary Stroke Prevention Health Services and Care - Competition Results 2009

  


The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) is pleased to announce the results of the Secondary Stroke Prevention Health Services and Care competition. This funding opportunity is a partnership among HSFC, the Canadian Stroke Network, and CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. The primary objective of the initiative is to help advance the goals of the Canadian Stroke Strategy by supporting research that examines how to improve the timely delivery of secondary prevention services and care that will ensure optimal outcomes for stroke patients.

Fifteen applications were submitted to the competiton and three have been approved for funding. The successful applications are listed below.
  • Coutts, Shelagh and  Jeerakathil, Thomas J. (University of Calgary)
    Alberta Stroke Prevention in TIAs and mild strokes (ASPIRE).
    Co-Investigators: Butcher, Ken S. (University of Alberta); Demchuk, Andrew M. (Foothills Medical Centre); Shuaib, Ashfaq (University of Alberta); Watson, Timothy J. (University of Calgary); Majumdar, Sumit R. (University of Alberta); Edmond, Cathy (Foothills Medical Centre).
    Project Summary

     
  • MacKay-Lyons, Marilyn and Gubitz, Gordon (Dalhousie University)
    Program of Rehabilitative Exercise and Education to avert Vascular Events after Non-disabling stroke or Transient ischemic attack (PREVENT trial).
    Co-Investigators: Eskes, Gail A. (Dalhousie University); Blanchard, Chris M. (Dalhousie University); Bedard, Richard J. (Cape Breton Regional Health); MacKay, Michelle (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Manley, Sarah (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Firth, Wanda (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Corning, Corinne (Nova Scotia Department of Health); Giacomantonio, Nicholas  (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Thompson, Kara (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Skedgel, Chris (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre); Maharaj, Mandat; Wightman, Howard; Marsters, David; DeWolfe, Judy M. (AVH Heart Function Clinic).
    Project Summary

     
  • Penn, Andrew and Maclure, Malcolm (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
    A natural experiment in rapid TIA care with knowledge transfer and exchange.
    Co-Investigator: Harris, Devin R. (St. Paul's Hospital).
    Project Summary
Please see the following pages for more details on the initiative:
For more information please contact: 
Ann Nguyen
Information/Project Coordinator, Strategic Research Initiatives
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Phone: (613) 569-4361 ext. 268
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