Dr. Lili Song is senior lecturer of neurology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and is the Head of Stroke Program, senior research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) at Peking University Health Science Center (TGI China).
She has been a neurologist for 15 years and has clinical research experience for 7 years. She has worked in several TGI stroke clinical trials (ENCHANTED, INTERACT series, SAVE, HeadPost, TRIDENT, BEYOND 7, etc), with Professor Craig Anderson, providing academic input as well as day-to-day operational direction. Currently, she manages several large scale multicentre trials - INTERACT3, INTERACT4, TRIDENT CHINA and ENCHANTED2 - as the main research fellow and global project lead. She is a reviewer for Cerebrovascular Diseases and Stroke (ASA/AHA). She has been selected one of 2018 Emerging Leaders and get funded with her teammates by World Heart Foundation (WHF).
My research experience has encompassed many fields, including electrophysiology, animal behaviour, molecular biology and clinical trials. My master’s dissertation study focused on “Effects of pHo on membrane potential and K+ channels’ activity in aortic smooth muscle cells”. My PhD research was “Effect of diabetes mellitus on cognition of vascular dementia”, in which many basic medical research techniques such as cell culture, patch-clamp, making animal model, molecular biology were mastered and developed.
However, I have moved into undertaking clinical trials and epidemiological research in the last 6 years. In particular, I have been working as the medical monitor for the ENCHANTED and BEYOND7 studies, and as an end-point adjudicator for SAVE, all of which were undertaken by The George Institute and George Clinical organisations. I am most proud of my achievement a the leader of the central follow-up team and study coordinator for HeadPoST study in China, resulting in a New England Journal of Medicine publications. I have also worked as the co-PI for my hospital for attending ENCHANTED and HeadPoST.
I currently manage a large international multicentre cluster clinical trial - INTERACT3 - as the main research fellow and golbal project leader. The trial was initiated by Professors Craig Anderson at The George Institute and Chao You at the West China Hospital. Recently I got a internal seed grant from TGI on another project - INTERACT4 and will initiate this study from next year.
I am a reviewer for 2 Medicine journals, Cerebrovascular Diseases and Stroke.
My post teaching experience:
Supervision for junior medical resident officers (2 completed Doctor of Medicine).
Responsible for clinical tutorials for 5th year medical students in my role as Head of teaching and research section for internal medicine since 2014
I have tutored a master student, Dr Wu Yujun, as an advisory teacher in his research topic and paper writing during 2011-2013.