We are pleased to announce that Sarah Carter, BS and Ann Le, BS, have joined our team as Clinical Research Coordinators. Welcome aboard!
Kudos to Dr. Michael Mullen who received the “Gift of Life Award” from the Ree Wynn Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing education and awareness around thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
Coming soon- the newest edition of the premier stroke textbook, co-edited by our own Dr. Scott Kasner.
Dr. Steve Messe is the new chair of the American Heart Association Stroke Systems of Care Workgroup overseeing Get With The Guidelines – Stroke.
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Sloane on receiving a CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development award! Dr. Sloane’s research focuses on the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) — a non-invasive, low-cost neuromodulatory intervention — to target cognitive performance in the immediate post-stroke period. She will be collaborating with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners.
Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Rothstein and collaborators! Their article “Acute Cerebrovascular Events in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients” was one of the top 10 most discussed articles published in the journal Stroke in 2020.
2020 has been a rough year for all of us, with so much lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. One loss hit the Penn stroke team particularly hard – Beijing restaurant closed this fall. For those of you who spent time with us over the years, you know that our near-weekly team outings to have lunch at Beijing were a source of great pleasure. We will miss the conversation and camaraderie. The chicken with black bean sauce. The endless refills of black tea. The special “Beijing bucks” that Mike Mullen always took charge of. The exchange of fortunes at the end of the meal. No doubt we will move on to another spot eventually, but for now we bid a sad farewell to an old friend.
Hello to our new faculty members, Aaron Rothstein and Matthew Broderick. Aaron and Matt both just completed their ACGME fellowships with us.
Aaron will be joining our team here at HUP as an instructor, and Matt will be on a new venture split between HUP and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes.
Aaron Rothstein, MD
Matthew Broderick, MD