Team Member Recognition

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New in June 2021!

Renee Shellhaas M.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Renee Shellhaas – 2021 Crain’s Healthcare Hero Award Winner.

The awards recognize leaders in health care and, according to Crain’s Detroit, this year’s winners reflect the extra mile every health care worker has gone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Shellhaas won in the physician category for her research that is improving care for newborns with seizures.

Dr. Kerri Neville’s article "Implementation of a Standardized Seizure Action Plan to Improve Communication and Parental Education" was selected by the journal Pediatric Neurology as the best article by a trainee for 2020.

“Your work is impactful, thoughtfully researched and well written.” (Dr. Giulia Benedetti, our former resident and epilepsy fellow, won the same award for 2018!)

Dr. Sucheta Joshi was awarded a grant from the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation for her study “Developing a transition registry for Adolescents and Young Adults with Epilepsy.”

Julie Ziobro, M.D.

Dr. Julie Ziobro was awarded a grant from the American Epilepsy Society and PCDH19 Alliance for her study “Mechanisms of PCDH19 clustering epilepsy.”

Dr. Ziobro was also invited to be on the faculty for this year’s Pellock Resident Seminar on Epilepsy preceding the Child Neurology Society annual meeting. She’ll give the talk on genetics/gene therapy and facilitate a small group.

2021 Neurosciences Day awards:

Best Neurology Resident Poster: Namrata Patel, M.D.

Quality Improvement Initiatives to Increase Administration of Folic Acid
Supplementation for Adolescent Girls Prescribed Antiseizure Medications
Namrata D. Patel, M.D., Samuel J. Mackenzie M.D., Ph.D., Maysa Hamade, M.D., Renée A. Shellhaas, M.D., MS, Nancy A. McNamara, M.D., Erin M. Fedak-Romanowski, DO
Melisa Carrasco McCaul

Best Clinical Neurology Fellow Poster: Melisa Carrasco, M.D., Ph.D.

Paroxysmal Disorders In Infancy and Seizure Likelihood
Melisa Carrasco McCaul, M.D., Ph.D., Theresa Estiphan, M.D., Nancy McNamara, M.D.