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NINDS’s Koroshetz, Nath Lauded by ANA

Head shot of Dr. Avindra Nath

NINDS clinical director Dr. Avindra Nath

The American Neurological Association (ANA) recently honored NINDS director Dr. Walter Koroshetz and clinical director Dr. Avindra Nath for their outstanding accomplishments in academic neurology and neuroscience. The awards—which recognize leaders in academic leadership and neuroscience who have exemplified excellence in research, teaching and clinical practice across the scope of clinical neurology and neuroscience—will be presented virtually at ANA’s 146th annual meeting Oct. 17-19.

Nath received the Soriano Lectureship, which was established in 1987 and acknowledges a brilliant lecture delivered by an outstanding scientist, for his presentation “Neurobiology of Covid-19.” 

Koroshetz received the ANA Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution in a Senior Administrative Role. The honor, which is new this year, recognizes outstanding, innumerable contributions to the field of neurology and neuroscience as a senior administrator over a sustained period.

Head shot of Dr. Walter Koroshetz

NINDS director Dr. Walter Koroshetz

“The individuals recognized this year are conducting exciting work that is transforming our understanding of the brain and helping move treatment forward,” said ANA President Justin C. McArthur in a press release announcing the awards. 

“We hope this recognition will inspire the awardees to even greater achievements and encourage a new generation of physician-scientists to pursue careers that bring research and teaching together with clinical practice,” said McArthur, who also serves as director of Johns Hopkins’s department of neurology and a professor of neurology.

The annual ANA meeting brings together the world’s leading academic neurologists and neuroscientists to share groundbreaking research and updates on the diseases and conditions that affect more than 100 million Americans.

ANA is a professional society devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology, teaching and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences, and expanding both the understanding of diseases of the nervous system and the ability to treat them.—Shannon E. Garnett

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