Stroke Program Researchers Receives Top Honours
The team at the Calgary Stroke Program has been awarded the prestigious 2011 CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Awards.
Dr. Michael Hill, Associate Dean of Clinical Research in the Faculty of Medicine and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and his colleagues at the Calgary Stroke Program were among the six recipients awarded by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for exceptional research and achievements that have changed the course of health care delivery. From a peer-review panel of Canadian and international experts, the awards were granted from a selection of exceptional individuals based on the considerable impact of their work.
“We would like to congratulate Dr. Hill and the team at the Calgary Stroke Program for their outstanding accomplishments,” said HBI Director Dr. Samuel Weiss, “Their efforts have led to great advancements in health and medicine, and most importantly, they are impacting positive outcomes for Calgarians and people around the world.”
The Calgary Stroke Program, part of the HBI’s Stroke and Vascular Dementia Translational Research Program, is recognized as one of the leading programs in North America for stroke treatment and research. Within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Program provides quality acute, rehabilitative, and preventative care to people with stroke and their families.
Through collaborations with regional, provincial, national, and international partners the Program strives to advance stroke care in Alberta and beyond.
Posted: February 2, 2012