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  • 2020 - Valery Feigin appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand

    RSNZ 2020

    Valery Feigin became a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2020. He and Tatiana are pictured here, with his certificate (13 February 2020)

    NISAN team members win the 2020 Paul Dudley White Award

    Ann with prize

    In February 2020, Ann George was selected as a 2020 Paul Dudley White International Scholar at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2020 Scientific Sessions Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 3-6 2020. This award recognises authors that contributed to the highest ranked accepted abstract from each country.

    Shwetha A. George, Rita Krishnamurthi, Suzanne Barker-Collo & Valery Feigin: Health beliefs shaped by experiences of socioeconomic deprivation and psychosocial distress is critical to maintaining lifestyle choices for reducing stroke risk.

    2019 AUT Research Excellence Awards

    Valery receiving the AUT Excellence Award

    In October, Valery Feigin won the 2019 AUT Research Excellence Award in the category “Research Impact”.

    Best poster award

    Ann George (PhD student) won the Best Poster Award at the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Conference, June 2019.

    Brain Research New Zealand Annual Report 2018

    The BRNZ 2018 annual report contains some interesting interviews with Rita Krishnamurthi and Valery Feigin.

    Women in Neuroscience

    Susan Mahon was invited by the Neurolgical Foundation to speak on "Women in neuroscience", on International Women's Day 2019. See:

    Rutherford Discovery Fellowship for Alice Theadom

    In October 2018, Associate Professor Alice Theadom was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, for research entitled: Developing a biopsychosocial model of mild traumatic brain injury. Royal Society Te Apārangi manages the fellowships programme on behalf of government. For more information, see:

    Graduation 2018

    In August 2018, 3 NISAN students (Bronwyn, Sue and Halina) graduated.

    From left to right, Rita Krishnmaurthi, Bronwyn Tunnage, Susan Mahon, Halina Kaliga, Alice Theadom

    Prizes and Awards

    Valery Feigin wins SSA award - 2018

    In August 2018, Valery Feigin received the 2018 Stroke Society of Australasia SSA Excellence in Stroke Award, in recognition of his contribution to the field of stroke.

    Valery Feigin wins Royal Society of New Zealand MacDiarmid Award - 2014


    Professor Valery Feigin was awarded the MacDiarmid Medal for his research into understanding stroke epidemiology worldwide and the development of a mobile app that can help people assess their stroke risk.  
    Image courtesy of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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    Valery Feigin wins WSO President's award - 2014

    NZ Herald - Prof. Valery Feigin received the prestigious World Stroke Organization President's Award for Contributions to Clinical Stroke Research at the 9th World Stroke Congress, October 22-25, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey. The international award was in recognition of his contribution to stroke research.
    Photo:  Prof. Ralph Sacco, Prof. Valery Feigin, Dr Shanthi Mendi, Prof. Stephen Davis, Prof. Vladimir Hachinski. Image courtesy of the World Stroke Organization.

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