AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2015
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION / AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Stroke Center has been awarded the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite. A GWTG Achievement Award demonstrates the hospital's commitment to quality and ability to work as a team that is dedicated to providing patients with care that is appropriate and based on the latest clinical guidelines with the goal of improving quality patient care and patient outcomes.
Dr. Olajide Williams Dr. Margaret Pereyra
COLUMBIA'S MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health has awarded Dr. Olajide Williams and co-investigator Dr. Margaret Pereyra a Public Health Promotion Innovation Pilot Project Grant in support of their "Community Stroke Education Pilot Study."
Dr. Ai Yamamoto
Congratulations to Dr. Ai Yamamoto, recipient of a Provost's Grants Program for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University award for her project, "The Role of Selective Macroautophagy in Neurodegeneration."
Dr. Oren Levy
WINIFRED M. AND GEORGE P. PITKIN FOUNDATION
We are pleased to announce Dr. Oren Levy as the inaugural Winifred Mercer Pitkin, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology. Dr. Levy's research, which has been funded by the NIH, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, and the Udall Center, focuses on using cellular models of Parkinson's disease (PD) to study pathways involved in nerve cell death and evaluate these pathways as potential neuroprotective targets.
Dr. Ruth Ottman
AMERICAN EPILEPSY SOCIETY (AES)
Dr. Ruth Ottman received the prestigious Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science, conferred by the American Epilepsy Society (AES).
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION
Dr. Mitchell Elkind received the C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.