Dr Stephen Fitzsimons on his way to the US for his recent Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Fitzsimons who has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Global Fellowship to conduct research in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, (U.S.) on the UCD-coordinated CADASIL-iMATTR project.


CADASIL is a rare disease of the small blood vessels and can cause migraines, strokes and cognitive decline leading to dementia. Vascular disease is the second most common cause of dementia with the burden set to increase with population ageing. There are no therapies for CADASIL and insights into this disease will prove instrumental in understanding and treating the vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia.

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