VASCOG EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATORS
The VasCog Early Career Investigators (VasCog ECI) is a network of researchers who study any aspect of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). Early career investigators include MD students, PhD students, postdocs, and assistant professors. Studying any aspect of VCI means we invite translational research in this area – basic, pre-clinical, clinical, and global public health. We believe that the key to high quality research lies in solid collaborations built over time. Since early career investigators are the future of the VCI research field, we create this network early in our careers. To achieve this, we invite you to take part. The VasCog ECI will have an independent session and social event at the VasCog biannual meeting. In addition, you can connect with us through our LinkedIn page, where the VasCog ECI will post updates about interesting and innovative conferences, e-courses, workshops, papers, platforms, and more! The VasCog ECI link is: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13901078/
The current VasCog ECI representatives are Dr. Anna Marseglia and Hilde van den Brink. Please feel free to write to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if we can facilitate activities to help you in your early careers. We are currently gauging interest in online events. This could include opportunities to:
- present and discuss our science with peers in the field
- learn about broader research skills
- be mentored
Stay tuned, and we hope to meet you in Newcastle 2021!
VasCog ECI representatives
Anna Marseglia is a postdoctoral fellow at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden) at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS, in the research group of Professor Eric Westman (https://staff.ki.se/people/anmars). Anna graduated in Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua, where she also trained as neuropsychologist, and collaborated with the Italian National Research Council–Institute of Neuroscience, Aging Branch on research projects focusing on diabetes-related cognitive dysfunction. In 2018, she received her PhD in Medical Science with a focus on the epidemiology of cognitive aging from Karolinska Institute. Her graduate and postgraduate research is devoted to understanding the impact of cardio-metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome, on cognitive and brain aging, as well as possible compensatory mechanisms as when neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular pathologies co-occur.
HILDE VAN DEN BRINK
Hilde van den Brink is a PhD student at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands, in the research group of Professor Geert Jan Biessels. She graduated from Utrecht University in both Neuropsychology and Neuroscience. During her Masters studies she specialized in in vivo cerebral microinfarcts while in the group of Professor Geert Jan Biessels and via a fellowship with Dr. Eric Smith, University of Calgary, Canada. In her PhD, Hilde uses 7 Tesla MRI to better understand the mechanisms that drive small vessel disease-related brain damage and cognitive problems.