2018 Poster Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 poster award winners from the Annual Meeting.

Sunday Poster Session Winners

Wyatt Bensken, BS,  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The Research Enterprise: Understanding Neurologist’s Contributions to Science and the Pathway to Becoming a Successful Physician-Scientist


David Coughlin, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Regional [18F]-AV1451 Uptake in DLB


Angela Deutschlander, MD,  Mayo Clinic

Genetic Risk Variants for Parkinson's Disease (PD) and for Cognitive Impairment and Their Influence on Clinical Features in PD


Adam Dickey, MD, PhD, Emory University

Correlation between Corticocortical Evoked Potential Amplitude and Ictal Propagation Pattern Predicts the Ablation Zone during Surgery for Refractory Epilepsy


Manmeet Kaur, MD,  University of Alabama at Birmingham

Automated Detection of Mesial Temporal and Temporoperisylvian Seizures in the Anterior Thalamic Nucleus


Abby Olsen, MD, PhD, Partners Neurology

Defining the Contribution of Glia to Alpha-Synucleinopathies


Luis Paixao, MD, MSc, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

EEG-Based Brain Age and Its Relation with Mortality


Mikayla Roof, Vanderbilt University

Effects of BDNF rs6265 Genotype and Exercise on Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson's Disease


Raquel Valdes Angues, PhD, MScGH, Oregon Health & Science University

Real-Time Medical Cartography of Nodding Syndrome Built by Village-Based Lay Health Reporters


Taiki Yabumoto, MD, Osaka University

Establishment of Slowly Progressive Parkinson’s Disease Marmoset Model by α-Synuclein Fibril Injection


Monday Poster Session Winners

Asher Albertson, MD, PhD, Washington University

Axonal Sprouting of Thalamocortical Neurons is Essential for Recovery after Thalamic Injury


Ahmed Bahrani, MS, University of Kentucky

Semi-Automated Volumetric Quantifying Method of Cerebral Microhemorrhage Using T2*-Weighted MRI Images


Jordan Clay, MD, University of Kentucky

Alert Protocol Reduces Time to Administration of Second-Line Antiseizure Medications for Status Epilepticus


Sophie Duong, MD, Yale University

Neurotoxicities Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy


Jeffrey Ehmsen, MD, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Searching for Targets to Modify the Trajectory of Neurogenic Skeletal Muscle Atrophy


Emily Hokett, BA, Georgia Institute of Technology

Age-Related Changes in Sleep Quality, Associative Memory, and Oscillatory Power


Carolin Koriath, MD, University College London

Predictors for a Dementia Gene Mutation Based on Gene-Panel Next-Generation Sequencing of a Large Dementia Referral Series


Payam Mohassel, MD, National Institute of Health & NINDS

Dysregulation of the TGF-beta Pathway in Collagen VI-Related Muscular Dystrophy Predisposes Myofibers to Injury and Interferes with Muscle Regeneration


Wataru Shiraishi, MD, Kyushu University

CCR2 Positive Immune Cells Play Protective Roles in ALS Mouse Model


Keenan Walker, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Systemic Inflammation during Midlife and Cognitive Change over 20 Years: The ARIC Study