Professor Leonid Churilov awarded Excellence in Mentoring Award

Professor Leonid Churilov from the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital) was awarded the Excellence in Mentoring Award at the 2023 Stroke Society of Australasia and Smart Strokes Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Meeting.

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(L-R) Professor Tim Kleinig, President of the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA), Professor Leonid Churilov, Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital), Dr Liz Lynch, SSA committee member.

Professor Leonid Churilov’s mentoring, teaching and training contributions have directly influenced a generation of clinical neuroscience researchers over the last 14 years. He has been active in mentoring and teaching undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate research medical and allied health students.

As a senior researcher and internationally regarded biostatistician, Professor Churilov has also provided mentorship to numerous clinician researchers across Australia and internationally.

Professor Churilov is a professor of biostatistics at the Melbourne Medical School.  His work has informed changes in clinical guidelines both in Australia and overseas. In his current role, Professor Churilov contributes biostatistical, health analytics, and decision modelling expertise to several large international clinical trials, and to a number of smaller pre-clinical, clinical, imaging, and service evaluation studies in the areas of general neurology, stroke, epilepsy, spinal cord injury, diabetes, gynaecology, and anaesthesia. He also serves on Data Safety Monitoring Boards for many large clinical trials, and he is currently a Co-Chairperson of the Australasian Stroke Trials Network.