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Wolfson Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia

We increase understanding of the causes of cerebrovascular disease and improve the prevention of stroke and vascular dementia in routine clinical practice.

Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia

The Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD) is the UK’s first purpose-built research centre focussed specifically on prevention of cerebrovascular disease. The CPSD builds on the Stroke Prevention Research Unit (SPRU), which was founded by Professor Rothwell in 2000 and was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2014 in recognition of the impact of our research on healthcare.

The CPSD building was funded by peer-reviewed capital grants from the Wolfson Foundation and the Wellcome Trust and was officially opened in March 2020. The Centre provides 2000 M2 of research space, including a clinical research facility, laboratory support and housing for our cohort studies, clinical trials and biobanks. The CPSD currently has 40-50 research and support staff and is one of the most productive cerebrovascular research groups in the world. 

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