December 2020 News

December 23, 2020

People in Rural Areas Less Likely to Receive Specialty Care for Neurologic Conditions

A new study has found that while the prevalence of neurologic conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) is consistent across the U.S., the distribution of neurologists is not, and people in more rural areas may be less likely to receive specialty care for certain neurologic conditions. The study, funded

December 21, 2020

2021 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

The American Academy of Neurology believes that excellent teachers deserve recognition for their contributions to improving neurology now and in the future. Teaching binds students, residents, faculty, other clinicians, researchers, and patients together and helps make our daily work more meaningful. Dr. Andrew Romeo has been selected as the

December 21, 2020

2021 Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award

This award is intended to acknowledge the essential function of neurology clerkship coordinators in medical student education. Clerkship coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of a neurology clerkship. The award is meant to recognize neurology clerkship coordinators whose creativity and innovation is crucial in ensuring

December 2, 2020

Declining Use of Neurological Eponyms in Cases Where a Non-eponymous Alternative Exists

Eponyms are common in neurology, but their use is controversial. Recent studies have demonstrated increasing eponym use over time in the scientific literature, but it is unclear whether this is a result of authors choosing to use eponyms more frequently, or is merely a product of increasing rates of scientific publication. Our goal was to