January 30, 2022

Dr. Feldman Becomes First Woman to Receive Robert S. Schwab Award

Dr. Eva Feldman was given the award presented annually for an individual’s outstanding contributions to peripheral clinical neurophysiology research by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.  The first woman to receive the honor in the award's 25-year history.

In a continuation of her trailblazing career, Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., became the first female recipient of the Robert S. Schwab Award from the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society (ACNS) in the award's 25-year history.  

Dr. Feldman holding the Robert S. Schwab Award

The ACNS presents the honor for "an individual’s outstanding contributions to peripheral clinical neurophysiology research," at its annual meeting where Dr. Feldman will also be giving a presentation, "Eat, Drink and Be Numb," about obesity's effect on the nervous system. See the video below.

"I'm incredibly honored to receive this award, especially as the first woman," explained Dr. Feldman. "Dr. Schwab and I share a passion to understand disease properties, specifically how metabolism affects the central and peripheral nervous system."

Dr. Robert S. Schwab was one of the pioneers of clinical electroencephalography (EEG) and served as Director of the Brain Wave Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The New England Journal of Medicine described him as "an internationally known pioneer in the treatment of neurologic conditions that had previously been difficult to treat because of the lack of effective therapy. His penchant for quantification of neurologic testing enabled him to collect data to prove or disprove the efficacy of various new forms of therapy. His warmth and enthusiasm endeared him to his patients and his colleagues."

The American Clinical Neurophysiological Society:

Mission: To serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the science, practice and profession of clinical neurophysiology.

Vision: To optimize neurologic health through an understanding of nervous system function.