Following a rigorous competition and external review, the following individuals have been awarded funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery for 2014-15. Catalyst grants are valued at $50,000 each. Trainee awards, named in honour of CPSR’s former Board chair and vice-chair, support young researchers doing valuable work to advance stroke recovery.
The recipients are:
CATALYST GRANT WINNERS:
1) Jean-Claude Béïque (uOttawa) -Direct Visualization of axonal projections during stroke recovery
2) Dina Brooks and Paul Oh (TRI-UHN) – Effects of Combined Resistance and Aerobic Training versus Aerobic Training Alone on Cognition and Mobility following Stroke (RAvA)
3) Dale Corbett (uOttawa) – Stimulating endogenous brain repair to promote cognitive recovery following neonatal hypoxia-ischemia
4) Kullervo Hynynen (Sunnybrook) – Stimulating neurogenesis and plasticity to enhance recovery in a rat model of focal stroke
5) Bernard Jasmin (uOttawa) – Impact of “Exercise Mimetics” that Modulate Skeletal Muscle Phenotype on Brain Repair and Recovery Following Focal Ischemic Stroke
6) Diane Lagace (uOttawa) – Defining the Neural Circuits Underlying Exercise Interventions in Stroke Recovery
7) Nancy Salbach (TRI-UHN) – Exploring the Impact of a Community-Based Exercise Program on Physical Function, Participation and Caregiver Health among People with Stroke and their Caregivers
8) Bojana Stefanovic (Sunnybrook) – The hidden risk factor: small vessel disease and vascular remodelling in AD
9) Stephen Strother (Baycrest, RRI) – A System for Automatic Lesion Delineation, with Application to Prediction of Recovery from Stroke and Treatment Efficacy.
10) Marianne Thornton and Marilyn MacKay-Lyons (OHRI) – Use of eLearning methods to evaluate best practice application of AEROBICS guidelines by physiotherapists within the Champlain Regional Stroke Network: A pilot study [Top Ranked Grant – Winner of Hakim Award]
NAMED TRAINEE AWARD WINNERS:
- Brandon Vasquez (supervisor: Nicole Anderson, Baycrest) – Luc Vanneste Graduate Student Award ($12,500 per year for two years)
- Mireille Khacho (supervisor: Ruth Slack, uOttawa) – Martin Rothstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award ($25,000 per year for two years)