Awards & Recognitions — June 2022

2022 Get With The Guidelines

Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center have earned the 2022 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award, and the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.

The Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award acknowledges that the Petznick Stroke Center at Barrow has, for two consecutive calendar years, adhered to the latest evidence-based guidelines for stroke care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The Target Stroke: Honor Roll Elite Award recognizes that the Center has achieved door-to-needle times within 60 minutes for at least 85 percent of eligible ischemic stroke patients.

The Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award is given to hospitals that demonstrate at least 80 percent compliance to a composite of measures set by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The organization established these measures to ensure that type 2 diabetes patients receive the latest science-backed care when hospitalized with a stroke and to bring attention to this high-risk population.

2022 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award

Fredric Manfredsson, PhD, received the 2022 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award at the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair‘s 29th Annual Conference!

The award recognizes Dr. Manfredsson’s career in gene therapy and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Manfredsson, who is an associate professor in the Department of Translational Neuroscience at Barrow, develops viral vector-based tools to therapeutically alter the genes within cells. He also studies the role of the protein alpha-synuclein in normal brain function and in Parkinson’s disease.

Through this work, he has made significant contributions to the scientific community’s understanding of neuroprotection and neurodegeneration.

Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament Champions

The Barrow Department of Neurosurgery defended their title as champions of the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament.

Forty teams from around the country participated in the 17th annual tournament, hosted by Columbia Neurosurgery in New York City. The event raised over $150,000 for the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF).

Barrow defeated the University of Miami in the finals, bringing home the J. Lawrence Pool Memorial Trophy for the fifth consecutive year.