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Date: Monday, April 20, 2009

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Flaherty Wins Stroke Leadership Prize

Matthew Flaherty, MDMatthew Flaherty, MD, assistant professor of neurology, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize for his research in stroke treatment. Flaherty will receive the award during the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) April 25–May 2 in Seattle. Flaherty is being recognized for his research accomplishments, including leadership of the “Spot Sign for Predicting and Treating Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth Study” (STOP-IT Study), which was designed to find a better way of selecting stroke patients for treatment. The study includes a test to help doctors predict which patients who suffer a stroke with bleeding in the brain will experience further bleeding which can cause additional injury. Patients will be given either a fast-acting drug to stop bleeding or a placebo as part of the study. The Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize is sponsored by the AAN and endowed by the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Pessin, who died in 1996. For more information, visit




Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar
Anni Warri, PhD, of the Docent Georgetown University School of Medicine, will discuss, “Mammary Gland Development/Stem Cells and Breast Cancer Risk: Could Dietary Soy Have Any Impact?” at noon Thursday, April 23, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

Aring Lecture
The neurology department will present the 23rd annual Aring Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. Robert Brown, MD, professor and chair of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will discuss, “Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Using Contemporary Data to Optimize Management." All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Sally Roetker at (513) 558-0128 or

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