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Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:34

Dr Una Clancy  was awarded the prestigeous John Halliday Croom Prize by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 

This annual Prize is named for Sir John Halliday Croom (1909-86), a past President of the College in recognition of his support of the concept of Collegiate Membership. The prize consists of a medal and £250.


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Tue, 01/05/2021 - 10:12

The Centre of Medical Informatics at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for an experienced data scientist to conduct original research as a key member of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Alan Turing Institute funded project “Uncovering retinal microvascular predictors of compromised brain haemodynamics in small vessel disease” aimed at discovering... Read more

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 23:09

Merry Christmas from the Perivascular Spaces in Small Vessel Disease Research Network to fellow SVD scientists!

May the New Year 2021 bring ground-breaking discoveries in prevention and treatment of SVDs.


Wed, 12/16/2020 - 16:10

Article "Small vessel disease is associated with altered cerebrovascular pulsatility but not resting cerebral blood flow" was rated as the top-read research article in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism for 2020. The article was co authored by Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Professor Ian Marshall, Dr Fergus Doubal, Dr Michael Thrippleton, Dr Francesca Chappell, et. al. working... Read more

Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:28

Edinburgh Imaging Launches a new database Cerebrovascular Diseases Image Databank. The Database contains brain magnetic resonance & computed tomographic imaging data from patients with cerebrovascular diseases. The Database was created by  Professor Joanna Wardlaw, who should be contacted in case of interest.


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Thu, 12/10/2020 - 08:56

Professor Sandra Black, Sunnybrook Research Institute, has received the Society for Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (SBCN) Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 2012, this yearly award honours leaders in the field and recognises their contributions to research in this area. Professor Black delivered a lecture entitled ‘Protein Misfolding meets Small Vessel Disease: the Sunnybrook Dementia... Read more

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:45

The Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain and Mild Stroke Study 3 (MSS3) co-funded by the Row Fogo Trust and the Fondation Leducq, were featured in the SINAPSE newsletter. Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE) is a consortium of seven Scottish universities focusing on MRI techniques, PET and SPECT molecular imaging, EEG and fMRI, image... Read more

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:02

LACunar Intervention Trial-2 (LACI-2) was featured in one of the leading scottish newspapers "The Scotsman". The study aims to assess safety and efficacy of inexpensive and widely accessible medication: cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate to prevent recurrent lacunar stroke and progression of cerebral small vessel disease.  The research suggests that lacunar lesions could also be the... Read more

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:35

MIUA 2021 is the 25th-anniversary conference of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis series organised in the United Kingdom for communicating research progress within the community interested in biomedical image analysis. Its goals are the dissemination and discussion of research in biomedical image analysis and machine learning and aims to encourage the growth and to raise the profile... Read more

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:19

A recent bibliometric analysis on the most cited meta-analyses of diagnostic studies ranked SVD Research publication titled "Carotid artery stenosis: accuracy of noninvasive tests-individual patient data meta-analysis" from 2009 as  53rd as in the whole field of radiology.

The first author, Dr Francesca Chappell explains the purpose of the paper and the implications of the... Read more