American Neurological Association Announces Winners of 2022 Awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Academic Neurology and Neuroscience

News Show – [MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, July 12, 2022] – The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the world’s leading academic neurologists and neuroscientists, announced the recipients of its 2022 Scientific Awards, presented at the 147th ANA Annual Meeting, to be held October 22-25, 2022. will be. at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.

These prestigious awards recognize leaders in academic neurology and neuroscience who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and clinical practice across the breadth of clinical neurology and neuroscience disciplines.

“This year’s honors reflect the exceptional, innovative work that is taking place in academic neurology and neuroscience, while pushing the boundaries of understanding the brain and nervous system,” said ANA President Frances Jensen, MD, FACP, FANA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. “It is gratifying to personally honor their contributions to the field — along with the other neurology and neuroscience leaders whose work will be highlighted over our many sessions at ANA2022. Neurology cuts to the core of how we experience the world, and our members are constantly improving the quality of life for people worldwide. ”

Each year, the ANA Annual Meeting convenes more than 900 academic neurologists and neuroscientists to share updates and late-break research. Participants share new insights into the workings of the brain and nervous system and the origins and treatment of neurological diseases that affect more than 100 million Americans each year — including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular disorders, headaches, traumatic brain, and spinal cord. injuries, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and more.

From this leading group, the following will receive a 2022 ANA award:

Presented and delivered during ANA2022 sessions as shown below.

The Raymond D. Adams Lecturer honor dr. Raymond D. Adams, Emeritus Bullard Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School and Emeritus Head of Neurology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. The lectureship, founded in 2000, highlights a neurologist whose work has made a huge impact on the understanding or treatment of neurological disorders.

  • Awarded to: Mark Hallett, Managing Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Offer title: “Update on pathophysiology of functional neurological disorders”
  • Session: Updates on Functional Neurological Disorder (Interactive Lunch Workshop)

The FE Bennett Memorial Reading Cabinetstarted in 1979 by Foster Elting Bennett, MD, in memory of his son, recognizes outstanding neuroscientists and educators in neurology.

  • Awarded to: Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Offer title: “Brain Organs to Study Evolution and Disease”
  • Session: brain organoid models of neurological disorders (opening symposium)

The Soriano Lektoraat was founded in 1987 by a longtime ANA member Dr. Victor Soriano and his wife in recognition of a “brilliant lecture given by an outstanding scientist” who is also a member of the Society.

  • Awarded to: Argye Hillis, MD, MA, FANA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Offer title: “Neuroplasticity and neuropathy of aphasia”
  • Session: neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity (cross-cutting SIG session)

Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Awards
Presented at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium.

The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Awards is given annually to new ANA members who have achieved significant stature in neurological research, whose work shows promise, and who are expected to continue to make major contributions to the field of neurology.

The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Neuroscience

  • Awarded to: Gemma Carvill, PhD, North-West University
  • Offer Title: “Beyond the Exome in the rare genetic epilepsy: new challenges and opportunities ”

The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Basic Science

  • Awarded to: Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Offer title: “Therapeutic implications of convergent disease mechanisms in ALS and FTD”

The Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Clinical Science

  • Awarded to: Brian Edlow, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Offer title: “Mapping the connectivity of consciousness”

Research and Teaching Awards
Presented at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium.

The Grass Foundation – ANA Award in Neuroscience honors outstanding young researchers doing research in basic or clinical neuroscience.

  • Awarded to: Derek Narendra, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health
  • Offer title: “Combating mitochondrial damage in neurodegeneration: lessons from neurogenetics”

The Wolfe Neuropathy Research Prizefounded in 2009 by mr. Winston Wolfe and the ANA, honor outstanding investigators who identify a new cause or new treatment for axonal peripheral neuropathy.

  • Awarded to: Stephanie Eid, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Offer title: “Schwann cells in diabetic neuropathy: drivers of disease or just the passengers?”

The ANA donates the Audrey S. Penn Lecture Award to ANA members who conduct outstanding research, program building, or educational scholarships to promote health equity and address health inequalities.

  • Awarded to: Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, MLS, FANA, University of California, San Francisco
  • Offer title: “Training in research for academic neurologists to maintain careers and improve the number of diverse scholars: so far, so transcendent”

The Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award recognize and reward contributions by gifted and talented teachers of neurology. Nominees come from across the field of clinical neurology or neuroscience.

  • Awarded to: Deanna Saylor, MD, MHS
  • Saylor is an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Professional Development Awards
Presented at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium.

Made possible by the generosity of the Persyst Development Corporation, the ANA-Persyst IDEAS Professional Development Award supports career development opportunities for individuals from communities that are under-represented in academic neurology and neuroscience. The award recognizes an early-career academic neurologist or neuroscientist who is an ANA member working in the field of epilepsy.

  • Awarded to: Wilfreda Lindsey, MD, MS, Kennedy Krieger Institute

ANA Awards for Excellence
Presented at the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Symposium.

The ANA strives to recognize the full range of academic neurology and neuroscience represented by its members. The ANA Awards for Excellence recognizes individuals who have had an exceptional impact on the field through their research, leadership, educational efforts, or service to the ANA itself.

The ANA Award for Clinical and Scientific Excellence goes to an individual who has made new scientific contributions that have reformed the field’s conceptual understanding of neurological disorders, made sustained or breakthrough contributions to the development of therapeutics, or helped to transform or expand diagnostic tools and technologies .

  • Awarded to: Wolf-Dieter Heiss, MD, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research

The ANA Award for Excellence in the category of Service to the ANA recognizes high-impact contributions to the ANA in a leadership or administrative role that positively influences the ANA’s ability to serve its members and the field of neurology. Two individuals will receive this award in 2022.

  • Awarded to: Shri K. Mishra, MD, MS, ABSM, University of Southern California (for dedication and impactful contributions in service to the ANA)
  • Awarded to: Romergryko Geocadin, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (for remarkable contributions and leadership in ANA online education)

About ANA2022

The 147th ANA Annual Meeting will be held October 22–25, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. The organization’s first annual personal meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ANA2022, will bring together nearly 1,000 top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, along with students and students, from across the United States and internationally.

The meeting will showcase emerging science on neurology, including a presidential symposium on the effects of environmental pollution on the brain (“Neurological Dark Matter: Examine the Exposome That Drives Neurological Disorders”) and plenary sessions including new perspectives on neurodegeneration, brain organogenesis of Neurological disorders, emerging role of somatic mutations in neurology, promotion of neurological equality and peripheral contributions to neurological disorders.

All non-lecturer awards will be given during the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar SymposiumMonday, October 24, 2022, 13: 15–15: 15, during which several award winners will present their research in areas from neurogenetics to frontotemporal degeneration.

The ANA2022 meeting will again a media roundtable, on Tuesday 25 October from 11:00 to 12:30 Central Time, on which presenters of the main symposia will summarize session highlights, discuss the relevance of the work and answer questions.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the full meeting and can the pre-program at Summaries that are an embargo will be made available on request in October.

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About the American Neurological Society (ANA)

From advances in stroke and dementia to movement disorders and epilepsy, the American Neurological Society has been at the forefront of research since 1875 as the leading professional association of academic neurologists and neuroscientists dedicated to the understanding and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. It is monthly Annals of Neurology is one of the world’s most sought after medical journals, and the ANAs Annals of Clinical and Translation Neurology is an open-access journal available only online that provides rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research covering all areas of neurology. The award-winning ANA Annual Meeting attracts faculties and students from the top academic departments across the US and abroad for groundbreaking research, networking and career development. For more information, visit or @ TheNewANA1.

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