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NINDS's Nelson Wins Bernard Sachs Award
Dr. Karin Nelson, acting chief of the NINDS Neuroepidemiology Branch, received the 2004 Bernard Sachs Lectureship Award on Oct. 15 at the society's annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada. The award sponsored by the Child Neurology Society was established in 1981 to honor a scientist who emulates the spirit and excellence associated with Dr. Bernard Sachs, whose career contributions earned him the name "father of pediatric neurology."
During her tenure at NINDS, she has studied the natural history and etiology of major childhood neurological problems, focusing on cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neonatal seizures, febrile seizures and the neurological outcome in multiple births. In addition to her NINDS responsibilities, she also served as professor of neurology at George Washington University from 1970 to 1972. Nelson's recent work centers on analytic epidemiology and biomarkers in cerebral palsy and autism.
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