International Stroke Conference honors awardees

The Plenary Sessions will feature six award-winning presentations. These ISC awards honor investigators for their stroke-related research. Abstract-based awards also provide opportunities for funding to attend ISC for junior investigators.

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David Y. Hwang, MD

Plenary Session I, Hall E

10:59-11:11 a.m.
Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke
David Y. Hwang, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
Subjective Judgments of Physicians and Nurses Are More Accurate Than Formal Clinical Scales in Predicting Functional Outcome After Intracerebral Hemorrhage
In recognition of Robert G. Siekert, MD, founding chairman of the American Heart Association’s International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, this award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research.

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Marc Fisher, MD, FAHA

11:40 a.m.-Noon
David G. Sherman Lecture Award
Marc Fisher, MD, FAHA
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Considering the Future of Academic Vascular Neurology
This award recognizes lifetime contributions to investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the stroke field.

Plenary Session II, Hall E

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Francesco Blasi, PharmD, PhD

10:32-10:44 a.m.
Mordecai Y.T. Globus New Investigator Award
Francesco Blasi, PharmD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown
In Vivo Molecular Imaging of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis Using a Fibrin-binding PET Probe
This award recognizes Mordecai Y.T. Globus for his major contributions to research in cerebrovascular disease and his outstanding contributions to the elucidation of the role of neurotransmitters in ischemia and trauma; the interactions among multiple neurotransmitters; mechanisms of hypothermic neuroprotection; and the role of oxygen radical mechanisms and nitric oxide in brain injury.

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Evan Allen, MBA

10:46-10:58 a.m.
Stroke Care in Emergency Medicine Award
Evan Allen, MBA
Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, Orlando
Stroke Severity Adjusted EMS Triage Has Benefits for Bypassed Primary Stroke Centers
This award encourages investigators to undertake or continue research in the emergent phase of acute stroke treatment and submit an abstract to the International Stroke Conference.

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Patricia D. Hurn, PhD, FAHA

11:40 a.m.-Noon
Thomas Willis Lecture Award
Patricia D. Hurn, PhD, FAHA
The University of Texas System, Austin
Sex, Stroke and Innovation
This award recognizes contributions to the investigation and management of stroke-basic science.

Plenary Session III, Hall E

8 Nov. 2011 -- ST. LOUIS -- William J. Powers, MD, the H. Houston Merritt Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the UNC School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, poses for a photograph at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Powers previously taught at Washington University.  Photo by Sid Hastings for The New York Times                              NYTCREDIT: Sid Hastings for The New York Times

William Powers, MD, FAHA

12:03-12:23 p.m.
William M. Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke Award
William Powers, MD, FAHA
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
Hemodynamics and Stroke Risk in Carotid Artery Occlusion
This award honors contributions to the investigation and management of stroke-clinical science.