Despite steady progress, stroke remains a leading cause of death and disability in China. The availability of high quality current information on stroke represents one of the most effective weapons in treating and preventing this great scourge. We are delighted of the launching of Stroke in Chinese.
We welcome the joint Editors, Professors Ming Liu and Lu Chuan-Zhen. Professor Liu graduated from the West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China. She was a World Health Organization (WHO) Research Fellow at the Universities of Edinburgh, London and Oxford. Currently, she is Professor of Neurology at Sichuan University and Director of Stroke Research Unit. Professor Liu’s main interests are prevention and treatment of stroke and evidence-based neurology.
Professor Lu graduated from the Shanghai First Medical College. He was a Fellow in Immunology and subsequently Visiting Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Professor Lu held an International Neurosciences Fellowship from the WHO Forgaty Foundation at the University of Chicago. He is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Chairman and Director of the Institute of Neurology, Shanghai Medical University and Chairman of the Chinese Association of Neurology. His research interests include experimental ischemia, clinical stroke and cognition.
Stroke in Chinese represents a first step toward a growing dialogue in an increasingly coordinated effort to prevent and treat stroke in the country where it has the greatest impact.
- Received April 25, 2006.