National Stroke Research Institute

National Stroke Research Institute

National Stroke Research Institute
Florey Neuroscience Institutes
245 Burgundy St
3084 Heidelberg, Victoria
Australia
www.florey.edu.au

Lead Investigator

Prof. David William Howells
Associate Professor
Acting Director, NSRI/Associate Director, FNI
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Project Staff

Dr. Jenny Favaloro
Senior Research Fellow
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Dr. Sarah Rewell
Research Fellow
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Ms. Charlotte Krenus
PhD Student
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Institute Presentation

Directed by A/Professor David Howells, the National Stroke Research Institute (NSRI) was established in 1994 and located at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre. To address the problem of stroke across its entire spectrum, NSRI conducts research in the field of stroke at the highest level in a vertically integrated fashion from basic science, through to epidemiology and public health.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world, and affects approximately 48,000 Australians every year. Australia is one of a number of countries undertaking major research studies into the causes and prevention of stroke. The NSRI plays a key role in national and international trials of treatment for stroke which so far, have greatly improved clinical therapy and services.
Florey Neuroscience Institutes is the largest brain research group in the Southern Hemisphere.
Florey Neuroscience Institutes is one of the world’s top 10 brain research centres. At the Florey, we employ 300 research and support staff and educate 90 post-graduate students each year. Our scientists comprise the largest neuroscience research team in Australia.
Our teams work across a variety of disease states such as stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression and addiction.  We are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and epidemiological studies. 
Over the past 10 years research of the brain and its diseases has gained considerable momentum internationally.  Many scientific and technological advancements have been made, and much of our work has been centre stage.  Our scientific home is a hive of activity with researchers coming from around the globe to work at the Florey.
State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research, and they are helping the Florey and its partners build two state-of-the-art research facilities, one at the University of Melbourne in Parkville and the other at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg costing in excess of $200 million.

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