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On the Frontline of Medical Discovery

Stroke: Rapid Diagnosis, New Treatments


Dr. Alison Baird
Visiting Scientist
Section on Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 • 7 pm

Masur Auditorium•NIH Clinical Center

Tonight's speaker, Dr. Alison E. Baird, is a physician specialist in internal medicine and neurology, and a visiting scientist with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Baird received her undergraduate and doctoral training at the University of Melbourne in Australia, graduating in medicine in 1985 and obtaining the doctor of philosophy degree (in neuroscience) in 1996. She has been a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians since 1995. Dr. Baird graduated with the master's of public health degree from Harvard University in 1999. Dr. Baird came to the United States in 1996 to undertake a stroke fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

She joined the faculty at Harvard in 1998 and remained there until taking up her National Institutes of Health appointment in April 2000. Her previous clinical appointments include consultant neurologist at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and staff physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Baird has received numerous honors, including the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, Investigator Awards from the Australian Brain Foundation and the Australian Association of Neurologists, and the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize, given for the first time in 1999 by the American Academy of Neurology. She has published widely, having authored or coauthored more than 40 journal articles and book chapters.

She reviews submissions for a number of medical journals, including the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism and Stroke. Dr. Baird lectures nationally and internationally, and holds membership in a range of professional societies that include the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the European Stroke Council, and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. Dr. Baird's research interests focus on the use of brain imaging methods to improve the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, and the understanding of brain injury.

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