Center faculty member Irene Katzan, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology, received the 2006 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize for her work in stroke management during the American Academy of NeurologyÕs 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, held April 1 Ð 8. The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 19,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research.
The Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize recognizes emerging neurologists who have demonstrated a passion for learning and expanding the field of stroke research. ÒMy research interests are in evaluating and optimizing care of patients hospitalized for stroke,Ó said Katzan. ÒMuch of it focuses on stroke management in the community setting, where the majority of stroke patients receive care. Identifying factors that positively or negatively impact the outcomes of stroke patients and ways to optimize care has implications for all stroke victims. ÒI am grateful to have been nominated and am absolutely thrilled to receive the Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize,Ó said Katzan. Sponsored by the AAN, this prize is endowed by Dr. PessinÕs family, friends, and colleagues. (posted 3/2006)Irene Katzan, MD, MS,