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.
The William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke is named after a prominent stroke clinician-researcher and American Heart Association volunteer who contributed to a fuller understanding of the causes of stroke. The award recognises significant contributions to the investigation and management of clinical research in stroke.
Professor Wardlaw’s research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cerebrovascular disease, starting in the early 1990s with one of the first randomized controlled trials of intra-arterial thrombolysis for stroke. Joanna has served on steering committees for several thrombolysis trials, researching ways to improve cost-effective use of imaging for stroke diagnosis and prevention. Increasingly, she targets the determining mechanisms of small vessel disease, a common cause of stroke and dementia, with a view to improving prevention and treatment of all its manifestations.