A Historical Review of African Americans in Neurology: Focus on Women in Vascular Neurology

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Lecture

Please join Dr. Alexis Simpkins for the Herbert Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture as she reviews the history of African Americans in Neurology, specifically focusing on women in Vascular Neurology.

27 Oct | 4:00 pm

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Lecture sponsored by the OHSU Department of Neurology and the OHSU Library.

Free and open to the public:
Online via Webex  Live auto-captions will be available.

 

Dr. Simpkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, with a minor in biology at Augusta State University followed by a dual-doctoral degrees, medical and doctoral degree in vascular biology, at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Georgia and neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Simpkins completed her time in Maryland with a combined clinical and research vascular neurology fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, and Stroke, including being Chief Vascular Neurology Fellow in 2016. She obtained a Master’s of Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2019 and was an American Academy of Neurology TRANSCENDS Scholar.

Throughout her training, Dr. Simpkins conducted NIH funded translational research on cutting edge translational stroke research on novel acute stroke treatments, stroke prevention, and advanced brain imaging. Over the course of her career, she has been the recipient of multiple awards for her clinical care, educational achievements, and research contributions. Dr. Simpkins is also an Assistant Editor of the eNeurological Science Journal, on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroimaging, Guest Editor for Neurological Sciences, and a Special Section Editor for the Stroke Journal.  Throughout her career, she has also volunteered in community outreach programs and mentors students, fellows, and residents during their training. She created and was the director of the CREST Initiative at University of Florida Vascular Neurology division, which was an initiative designed to promote research and career development of students, trainees, post-docs, and fellows in the field of stroke. She is also an active member of the American Heart Association Stroke Council.

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