Award: Dr. J. David Spence receives American Heart Association's William Feinberg Award

Congratulations to Dr. J. David Spence, recipient of the William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke from the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Spence is a Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the Director of the Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre at Robarts Research Institute.

He was among leading scientists to be honoured at the American Heart Association’s 2020 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles, California.

The William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke is named for a prominent stroke clinician-researcher and American Heart Association volunteer who contributed to a fuller understanding of the causes of stroke. The Award recognizes significant contributions to the investigation and management of clinical research in stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Dr. Spence presented his lecture, “Stroke Prevention: A Lifetime of Lessons,” at the conference.