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Stroke-related grants, awards, and accolades for Xian, El-Husseini, Kam, and Le

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Good news sometimes comes in fours, at least in the Duke Neurology Department, where four of our trainees received awards or grants related to stroke this week. 

First, the National Institute on Aging has awarded Ying Xian, MD, PHD (upper left) a R01 grant supporting his  Antiplatelet in Stroke: Safety and Effectiveness in Seniors (ASSESS) study. The ASSESS study will develop patient-centered evidence-based strategies to improve antiplatelet treatment selection for older individuals presenting with noncardioembolic ischemic stroke and builds on years of Xian’s research.

Nada El-Husseini, MD, (upper right) was selected for the 2019-2020 American Academy of Neurology’s Transforming Leaders Program. This highly selective program was created for innovative leaders with aspirations to transform their practice community and the field of neurology. Over the next several months it will provide executive-level coaching and a fully customized intensive leadership development training program.

Our new faculty member Scott Le, DO, (lower left) recently had his abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the American Heart Association’s/American Stroke Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 meeting this November. Le’s abstract, “Factors affecting readmission rates for patients with ischemic stroke hospitalized in an integrated health system of stroke care” was in the top 10 percent of all accepted abstracts presented at the conference.

Finally, our newest stroke fellow Wayneho Kam, MD (lower right) is an official blogger for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, where he will discuss recent articles appearing in Stroke, including implications of findings, controversial results, and new areas for research. Read that first article here.