Focus on Stroke 12 - Competition Results 2013

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the results of the Focus on Stroke 12 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 12 awards is posted below. 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 Awards

Patterson, Kara K. (Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto)
An investigation of novel approaches to the neurorehabilitation of post-stroke gait.
Mentor:  Brooks, Dina

Research Fellowships

Bérard, Jessica Renée (Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University)
The neurophysiology of spontaneous recovery post-stroke.
Supervisor:  Krakauer, John
Dash, Satya (Department of Medicine and Physiology, Toronto General Hospital)
The role of glucagon like peptide 2 in intestinal lipoprotein metabolism in humans.
Supervisor:  Lewis, Gary
D'Esterre, Christopher D. (Department of Neurology, Foothills Medical Centre)
Prognostic ability of CT perfusion parameters for acute ischemic stroke.
Supervisor:  Frayne, Richard
Co-Supervisor:  Menon, Bijoy K.
Kannangara, Timal S. (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa)
Modifying cell-intrinsic excitability to promote neurogenesis during stroke recovery.
Supervisor:  Lagace, Diane
Co-Supervisor:  Béïque, Jean-Claude
Lakhani, Bimal (Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia)
Structural and functional correlates of neuroplastic change associated with stroke.
Supervisor:  Boyd, Lara A.
Phillips, Aaron A. (Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia)
Cerebrovascular control in high level spinal cord injury during orthostatic challenge.
Supervisor:  Ainslie, Philip

Doctoral Research Awards

Barss, Trevor S. (Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Victoria)
Can strength training the less affected arm improve the more affected arm?

Edel, Andrea (Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface G.H. Research Centre)
Ground flaxseed therapy in the treatment of hypertension patients.
Eftekhar, Parvin (Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto)
Treatment of memory deficits after stroke.
Hammad, Maha (Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Robarts Research Institute)
Regulation of signal transduction of angiotensin receptor in vascular smooth muscle cells.
Kwan, Donna (Department of Psychology, York University)
Searching for impaired and preserved future-oriented cognitive processes in focal frontal stroke survivors.
Liu, Sam (Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto)
Expert- versus user-driven lifestyle e-counselling to reduce stroke risk in hypertension.
Mullick, Aditi A. (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital)
Mechanisms of motor recovery and arm use in people with stroke.
Patten, David (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa)
The role of OPA1 in mitochondrial function and neuronal survival.
Svoboda, Devon (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa)
The role of retinoblastoma protein in axon guidance and stroke recovery.
Zurek, Agnieszka A. (Department of Physiology, University of Toronto)
Treatment of memory deficits after stroke.
Klarner, Taryn (Rehabilitation Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Victoria)
Can arm and leg cycling training improve walking ability after stroke?
Malik, Aqsa (Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia)
Mitochondrial modulation of glutamate release and cell death during spreading depression.