T. Hans Newton Annual Lecture: "Acute Stroke Imaging: Current Evidence, What is Unknown, and What is Next"


October 23, 2019




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Achala Vagal, MD, MS
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Radiology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

About Dr. Vagal: 
Dr. Achala Vagal, MD, MS is a Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Research at University of Cincinnati Radiology department. She is actively involved in national and international multidisciplinary collaborations for stroke imaging with consistent NIH and industry funding. Her roles have included Clinical Trial Working Group for the NIH/ NINDS Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NEXT), NIH Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network and NIH Stroke NET.

Dr. Vagal received the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) award in 2012 to study multimodal neuroimaging in stroke and was awarded the CCTST KL2 Research Scholar award from 2014-2016 for related work. She has extensive experience in leading imaging core labs for large, multicenter stroke trials funded by NIH and industry including the CLEAR-FDR, PRISMS, MOST, ENDOLOW, ROSE and FASTEST trials. She is also the PI of a five-year NIH/NINDS R01 grant studying population-based brain health for recurrent stroke. Dr. Vagal has published numerous articles along with multiple invited talks and presentations in stroke imaging. She is recipient of the Stroke Progress and Innovation Award at the 2019 International Stroke Conference and was also recently awarded the 2019 ASNR Women in Neuroradiology leadership award.