A 2007 Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has been awarded to Tanya N. Turan, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Turan's research seeks to understand contributing factors in the development of intracranial atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of brain arteries). The condition has a particularly high risk of repeat stroke and is common across all ethnic groups, particularly minorities. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause of disability.
She will receive the award during the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting held in Boston April 28 - May 5.
"My research focuses on what factors predispose people to develop atherosclerosis in brain arteries," says Dr. Turan. "This research will help physicians develop new treatments to prevent stroke in patients who are at high risk of repeat stroke."
The AAN is an association of more than 20,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals.
Dr. Turan received her medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Syracuse College of Medicine in 2000 and performed both her residency and fellowship at Emory. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.