Awards & Recognitions – February 2022

ISC 2022 Presentations

Barrow PGY-6 neurosurgery resident Joshua Catapano, MD, was selected to orally present two of his abstracts at this year’s International Stroke Conference in New Orleans, hosted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The abstracts chosen were titled, “Number-needed-to-review: A Novel Metric To Assess Triage Efficiency Of Large Vessel Occlusion Detection Systems” and “Hospital Cost Of Direct To Angiography Suite Compared To Emergency Department Transfers For Large Vessel Occlusions Undergoing Mechanical Thrombectomy: A Propensity Adjusted Analysis.”

Early-Career Scientist Symposium Presenter

Costanza Lo Cascio, a PhD candidate working in the Mehta Laboratory at Barrow, has been invited to present at this year’s Early-Career Scientist Symposium at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute in Canada. The evaluation committee has selected a total of nine students to present their PhD thesis work, and Costanza is one of only two students chosen from the United States. Costanza’s research includes the role of the HDAC1 enzyme in glioblastoma and the Ivy Brain Tumor Center‘s phase 0 approach in the preclinical setting.

NIH R01 Grant

Ashley Stokes, PhD, a neuroimaging scientist at Barrow, received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Parkinson’s-related changes across different functional networks in the brain using an advanced MRI method. She was specifically awarded the Stephen I. Katz Early-Stage Investigator Research Project Grant, a new type of R01 grant that funds innovative ideas that represent new directions for early-stage investigators.