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Congratulations to our coordinator Caroline Martin for being selected as the recipient of the 2024 Residency Coordinator Recognition Award from AAN, which was presented at the AAN Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.
Nate and Beth Tross, a philanthropic couple, have pledged a new commitment of $5 million towards epilepsy research. As part of this commitment, they will establish the Beth L. Tross Epilepsy Professorship. Their latest pledge will also contribute towards the creation of the Nate and Beth Tross Epilepsy Cures Fund for pediatric research, as well as the Tross Family Adult Epilepsy Research Fund. This generous donation will help promote research and development in the filed of epilepsy, with a particular focus on improving treatments for children and adults affected by the condition.
Investigators dedicated to researching Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) from around the United States have come together to create critical resources for the HSP and PLS community. The SP-CERN (Spastic Paraplegia Centers of Excellence Research Network) establishes a network of ten initial centers in North America. Dr. Shy and UIHC are now part of this group.
Four University of Iowa faculty members are recipients of the 2024 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, recognizing their exceptional and ongoing contributions to student learning and success.
Dr. Samaniego elected as Member-at-Large on the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) Board of Directors. This is a 1-year position is given to the top interventional neurologist in the country to help leading the society and advocate for the interventional neurology community.
"University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has received the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines®—Stroke Gold quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines."
Nandakumar Narayanan, MD, PhD, and Terence Moriarty, PhD, discuss their experience collaborating through the FUTURE in Biomedicine program.
Dr. Enrique Leira is featured in an article regarding the discovery of better stroke treatment options.
Dr. Samaniego speaks on how to recognize the signs of stroke.