Awards and Recognition
|Dr. Hugo Aparicio has been named the 2017 Spivack Emerging Leader. He is an assistant professor of Neurology and an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study, whose research interests include the identification of lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers, neuroimaging markers and genetic influences associated with cerebrovascular diseases. He is particularly interested in the contributions of vascular risk factors to brain aging, cognitive dysfunction and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.|
|Dr. Simy Parikh is the recipient of the 2017 AAN Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program (EARLP) Award. The program is designed to identify, train, and nurture a highly selected group of Adult Neurology Resident members who have the motivation, drive, and potential to be future Academy leaders.|
|Dr. Julie Grimes is the recipient of the Philip A. Wolf Research Award for her presentation on screening for obstructive sleep apnea in stroke patients. The award was given at the Second Annual BU Neurology Research Symposium in May 2016.|
|Dr. Jan Kucera is the recipient of the Golden Brain Award for 2015-2016. This award is presented annually by the BU medical students on Neurology clerkship and is in recognition of Dr. Kucera’s excellence in teaching and devotion to students.|
|Dr. Panagiotis Kassavetis is the recipient of the Golden Brain Award for 2015-2016. This award is given to the top resident teacher in the Department of Neurology as rated by the medical students at BUSM.|
|Dr. Ann McKee, Professor of Neurology & Pathology and Director of Neuropathology Core has been awarded the Boston University School of Medicine Jack Spivack Excellence in Neurosciences Award of 2016. Dr. McKee’s research has significantly increased our understanding of sports- and military-related concussions and traumatic brain injury.|
|Dr. Rafael Zuzuarregui has been inducted into the BU School of Medicine Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. Dr. Zuzuarregui was nominated and selected by a caucus of student members of the society.|
|Dr. Cigdem Isitan has been inducted into the BUSM Robert Russell, M.D. Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a national society recognizing and supporting humanistic exemplars in medicine. Dr. Isitan has also been nominated by class-of-2017 students to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, based on her commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients, families, students, and colleagues.|
|Dr. Chantale Branson won the 2016 American Academy of Neurology Safety and Quality Award for “Improving Care Among Stroke Patients Through a Resident‐based Neurology Handbook.”|
|Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at BU School of Medicine, and Clinical Core Director for the BU ADC/CTE Program has been awarded a $16 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) to develop methods for diagnosing CTE during life.|
|Dr. Anna DePold Hohler is the recipient of the Golden Brain Award for 2014-2015. This award is presented annually to the best teaching attending by the BU medical students on Neurology clerkship and is recognition of Dr. Hohler’s excellence in teaching and devotion to students.
Dr. Hohler is also the recipient of the 2013 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award through the American Academy of Neurology.
|Dr. Kate Daniello has been inducted into the BUSM Robert Russell, M.D. Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a national society recognizing and supporting humanistic exemplars in medicine. Dr. Daniello was nominated for the Gold Humanism Honor Society by the class of 2015. She also received the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Daniello is also the recipient of the 2013-2014 Golden Brain Award. This award is given to the top resident teacher in the Department of Neurology as rated by the medical students at BUSM.|
|In 2013, Dr. Sudha Seshadri was awarded the Jack Spivack Excellence in Neurosciences Research Award at Boston University to recognize the research of outstanding faculty members at Boston University School of Medicine who are conducting either clinical or basic neurosciences research in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or other neurological disorders.|