The UBC Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Thalia Field, Associate Professor (Division of Neurology), has been appointed as the recipient of the Sauder Family and Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Professorship in Clinical Stroke Research.
As a leader in clinical stroke research, Dr. Field will continue to actively promote community awareness of the issues and importance of stroke and stroke research, including her volunteer and spokesperson work on behalf of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon. She will continue her clinical, research, and education work with the Vancouver Stroke Program, based at Vancouver Acute.
Dr. Field’s research focuses on clinical trials, thrombosis, and patient-centered post-stroke outcomes including cognition, pain, and quality of life. She is also investigating the role of technology in meeting these challenges, including the use of telemedicine for remote recruitment and assessment of study participants, and the use of artificial intelligence to enhance efficiency in trials by enriching trial populations, automating components of participant assessments, and helping to identify important patient-centered outcomes. She has been working with a variety of minority and Indigenous groups to find ways to better support research engagement and knowledge translation related to promoting brain health, preventing cerebrovascular disease, and facilitating post-stroke recovery in these communities. Dr. Field was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, an annual recognition of exceptional achievements among 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40.
Dr. Field has demonstrated a longstanding commitment through her research and clinical work to improving the health and welfare of individuals with stroke and cerebrovascular diseases and their supporters. The Professorship will help to support her research agenda and promote the work of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Vancouver Stroke Program. We look forward to her future work in advancing stroke care and prevention in the years to come.
This story originally appeared on UBC Faculty of Medicine News