CONTRAST Young Talent Program awarded two Vouchers

The CONTRAST Young Talent Program (YTP) aims to stimulate and support young researchers in developing and evaluating high quality innovative scientific ideas across the entire range of stroke research, both in the clinical and/or population-based setting and in preclinical research.
The CONTRAST Young Talent team received a lot of good ideas on the 2018 call for Vouchers. A total of nine proposals have been enthusiastically and thoroughly evaluated by a team of foreign established researchers. Based on the available budget for the 2018 call, only 2 proposals could be awarded a €50.000,- voucher.
Ajay Patel from the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group at Radboud University Medical Center Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine received a voucher to study: “Deep Learning for Quantification of Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Perihematomal Edema in NCCT“.
Adriaan van Es from the Department of Radiology Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam is awarded a voucher for: “Serial Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion MRI Directly after EVT for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Detecting Incomplete Microvascular Reperfusion in Clinical Practice”.
We wish the awardees a lot of success executing their voucher project and encourage all other young stroke researchers to apply in future calls. A next call is expected to open in spring 2019 to further strengthen the CONTRAST Young Talent Program.