Dr. Ashkan Shoamanesh, Director of Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program and Investigator, Stroke and Cognition Program at Population Health Research Institute, has been selected to receive the prestigious American Heart/Stroke Association Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke at the 2019 International Stroke Conference (ISC) next month. The award is bestowed to encourage the ongoing stroke-related research of an outstanding young scientist.
He is recognized for his abstract, reporting for the first time interactions between cerebral microbleeds on magnetic resonance imaging and effects of random assignment to anticoagulant therapy. This research was conducted as part of the PHRI-led international NAVIGATE ESUS trial (N Engl J Med. 2018; 378(23):2191-2201).
Dr. Shoamanesh is further being recognized at the 2019 ISC as the Canadian Paul Dudley White International Scholar for this work. The Paul Dudley White International Scholar award recognizes global excellence in cardiovascular science and medicine and is awarded to authors who contributed to the highest ranked accepted abstract from each country.