Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

News January to June 2018

CCBS news from January to June 2018

Family’s gift aids quest to explore epilepsy link to mental health

February 2018: A major fund has been established to support pioneering research into mental health and early death in people with epilepsy.

February 2018: Winter newsletters

February 2018: Several of our associated philanthropic hubs have recently published their Winter Newsletters.

Ingrid Hoeritzauer receives the John D Matthews award

February 2018: Congratulations to clinical research fellow Dr Ingrid Hoeritzauer, who has received the John D Matthews Award 2017–2018 for academic excellence in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.

Joanna Wardlaw receives the 2018 William M Feinberg Award

Jan 2018: Congratulations to Professor Joanna Wardlaw who has been awarded the 2018 William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke. The American Stroke Association honoured 10 scientists for their outstanding stroke research at the International Stroke Conference 2018.

Will Whiteley awarded Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship

Jan 2018: Congratulations to Dr Will Whiteley of the CCBS Stroke Research Group, who has been awarded a prestigious Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship from the Chief Scientist Office to study the contribution of vascular risk factors to dementia.

Physio4FMD - new NIHR trial announced

Jan 2018: Congratulations to Dr Jon Stone & Dr Alan Carson, honorary Readers in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, who have been awarded a National Institutes of Health Research grant for the Physio4FMD trial.

Two simple tests could help to pinpoint cause of stroke

Jan 2018: CCBS researchers suggest that detecting the cause of the deadliest form of stroke could be improved by a simple blood test added alongside a routine brain scan.