WSO leadership would like to congratulate Marie-Germaine Bousser for being among the recipients of the 2019 Brain Prize, along with Hugues Chabriat, Anne Joutel and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve. Aiming for treatment they have spent more than 30 years describing, understanding and diagnosing the most common inherited form of stroke, CADASIL.
The Brain Prize bestowed by the Lundbeck Foundation is the world’s largest brain research prize. Each year, the foundation awards 1 million euros to one or more brain researchers who have had a ground-breaking impact on brain research. This is the first time the award is given to someone in the stroke field.
In 2012, Marie-Germaine Bousser received the WSO President's Award for Contributions to Clinical Stroke Research.
You can find more about the Brain Prize here.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.