July 25, 2022

ANA Awards Barmada, Eid for Outstanding Accomplishments

The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the world’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, has announced the recipients of its 2022 scientific awards. These prestigious awards recognize leaders in academic neurology and neuroscience who have exemplified excellence in research, teaching, and clinical practice across the breadth of clinical neurology and neuroscience disciplines.

Among the nominees includes MNI member Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D., who was awarded the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Basic Science for his presentation entitled “Therapeutic Implications of Convergent Disease Mechanisms in ALS and FTD.” These awards are given annually to new ANA members who have achieved significant stature in neurological research, whose work shows promise, and who are expected to continue making major contributions to the field of neurology.

Also receiving accolades from the ANA is Stephanie Eid, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in the Neuronetwork for Emerging Therapies team. Dr. Eid was awarded the Wolfe Neuropathy Research Prize for her presentation, "Schwann Cells in Diabetic Neuropathy: Drivers of Disease or Just the Passengers?”  This award honors outstanding investigators who identify a new cause or novel treatment of axonal peripheral neuropathy.

Drs. Barmada and Eid will be presented with their awards during the 147th ANA Annual Meeting, which will be held October 22–25, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations!