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Salary award and NSERC grant help to advance stroke research

July 9, 2014

Dr. Hsiao-Huei Chen has won a salary award from the Heart and Stroke Foundationís Ontario Provincial Office. Dr. Chen was ranked number one in the mid-career investigator competition, and was singled out for her ongoing research into stroke risk factors and recovery methods. The award, valued at $320,000 over four years, will enable Dr. Chen to further her research into the metabolic and health disorders that impair stroke recovery, including obesity-associated diabetes, anxiety and inflammation. Dr. Chenís research seeks to develop novel interventions that improve the ability of physicians to identify the risks of someone having a stroke, as well as the recovery of people who have already suffered a stroke. Dr. Chen also recently won a grant valued at $145,000 over five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for research into early life experience and its effect on a personís immune system and metabolism.

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