Cincinnati--Peter D. Panagos, MD, fourth-year chief resident of the
Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2002 Society for Academic
Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Neuroscience Research Fellowship Grant. The
grant is made possible through an educational grant from AstraZeneca
Dr. Panagos will begin his fellowship on July 1
and end June 30, 2003. He will use the fellowship to become a leader in
academic emergency medicine working in the arena of cerebrovascular
research by participating on the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Stroke Team. This team, part of one of the oldest and most respected
programs in the U.S., has evaluated and treated more patients with
acute cerebrovascular emergencies than any other. Dr. Panagos will
receive one-on-one training with vascular neurologists and emergency
physicians with significant experience in acute stroke management.
Department of Emergency Medicine and I are honored to receive this
award," Dr. Panagos said. "I look forward with great anticipation to
dedicating the next year to learning and gaining significant experience
in the evaluation and management of patients with acute neurological
emergencies, working with a team of world-class stroke researchers. I'm
very grateful to SAEM and AstraZeneca for their support in this
"After a thorough evaluation by the committee, the
SAEM Fellowship Committee was unanimous in its decision to award Dr.
Panagos the 2002 Neuroscience Fellowship Grant," said Dexter L. Morris,
MD, PhD, of the SAEM Grant Committee. "This award will allow Dr.
Panagos to obtain the training and skills to become a leader in the
acute treatment of stroke and improve our care of stroke patients
Dr. Panagos will also obtain critical research
training undertaking a curriculum with formal course work in research
methodology, clinical trial design, bio-statistics, epidemiology,
ethics and grant writing, and participate in a number of research
studies focused on acute stroke.