Awards & Recognitions – January 2022

AHA Travel Award

Saif Ahmad, PhD

Saif Ahmad, PhD, received a Travel Award for Junior Investigators from the American Heart Association to attend this year’s International Stroke Conference.

Dr. Ahmad, an assistant professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience at Barrow, received the award for his abstract titled, “The Novel Complement C3ar Antagonist Jr14a Is Neuroprotective In Stroke.”

World Neurosurgery Editor’s Choice

A paper from Barrow Neurological Institute, titled was selected as an Editor’s Choice article for the January issue of World Neurosurgery. Thanks to a partnership with The Neurosurgical Atlas, Adoption of Advanced Microneurosurgical Technologies: An International Survey was granted free access for 12 months.

Barrow President and CEO Michael T. Lawton, MD; endovascular fellow Visish Srinivasan, MD; cerebrovascular fellow Christopher Graffeo, MD; postdoctoral research fellow Lea Scherschinski, MD; and neurosurgery resident Joshua Catapano, MD, are authors on the paper. Former Barrow trainees Redi Rahmani, MD; Mohamed Labib, MD; and Katherine Karahalios also contributed.

Doximity Ranking

Eller Telepresence Room at Barrow

Doximity, an online networking service for medical professionals, has ranked Barrow Neurological Institute No. 2 for neurosurgery residency programs in its 2022-2023 Residency Navigator. The ranking is based on program reputation.

NIH R61/R33 Grant

Dr. Chad Quarles poses in a laboratory

Chad Quarles, PhD, director of the Neuroimaging Innovation Center at Barrow, has received a $2.5 million R61/R33 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop imaging-based biomarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These new measures of disease progression and treatment effect could help accelerate clinical trials for ALS drugs.