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Announcing the American Academy of Neurology 2017 Research Program Recipients

BOSTON – BOSTON – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 AAN Research Program. This year’s program has awarded nearly $3 million dollars toward neuroscience research and training. Recipients will be recognized at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass., April 22 to 28, 2017, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Funding will support the following 2017 AAN Research Program recipients and projects: Career Development Award Funded by the American Academy of Neurology Lidia Maria Moura, MD, MPH / Boston, Mass. Neurology Research Training Scholarship Funded by the American Academy of Neurology Chao Hsiao-Tuan, MD / Houston, Texas Clinical Research Training Scholarship Funded by the American Academy of Neurology Isaac Marin-Valencia, MD / New York, N.Y. Melissa Cortez, DO / Salt Lake City, Utah Afsaneh Shirani, MD / Dallas, Texas Practice Research Training Scholarship Funded by the American Academy of Neurology Christopher Tarolli, MD / Rochester, N.Y. Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation Alice Lam, MD, PhD / Boston, Mass. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy Funded by Lundbeck Adam Numis, MD / Los Angeles, Calif. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Tourette Association of America Joseph McGuire, PhD / Los Angeles, Calif. Flint Espil, PhD / Stanford, Calif. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease Funded by Lundbeck Laurie Robak, MD, PhD / Houston, Texas Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in ALS Research Funded by the ALS Association Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD / Boston, Mass. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research Funded by the ALS Association Nicholas Olney, MD / San Francisco, Calif. Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Laura Graham, MPH / Birmingham, Ala. Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ryan Schubert, MD / San Francisco, Calif. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Muscular Dystrophy Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Johanna Hamel, MD / Rochester, N.Y. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Parkinson’s Foundation Michelle Fullard, MD / Philadelphia, Pa. Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National Ataxia Foundation Jill Butler, PhD / Birmingham, Ala. Robert Katzman Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association Joel Salinas, MD, MBA, MSc / Boston, Mass. Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease Funded by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and AbbVie Baijayanta Maiti, MD, PhD / St. Louis, Mo.

The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 32,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit AAN.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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