Congratulations to Dr. Ichiro Miyai. Ichiro Miyai, MD, PhD, is a prolific neurorehabilitation researcher at the Neurorehabilitation Research Institute, Morinomiya Hospital, Osaka, Japan. He has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications. A recent work published in Neurology reports the use of MRI and trascranial magnetic stimulation findings in patients with acute subcortical hemiplegic strokes to predict the funcitonal outcomes in patients with proximal versus distal paretic patterns (Neurology, 2007 Jul 24; 69(4):348-55).
Dr. Miyai worked with Michael Redding, MD, at the Burke Rehabilitation Institute. His more recent responsibilities have included Directorship at the Bobath Memorial Hospital Neurorehabilitation Research Institute, Osaka, Japan, as well as a Councilor of the Japanese Association of Neurorehabilitation.
Congratulations to Dr. Maurizio Corbetta. Dr. Corbetta is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Radiology, and Anatomy and Neurobiology; Head, Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Section at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri. He also is the Fellowship Program Director for the Neurorehabilitation Fellowship. He is a leader in neuroscience rehabilitation research. His most recent paper published in the J Neuroscience in the December 26, 2007 issue reflects his leading studies in attention. The BOLD fMRI study of cortical activity in the frontal eye fields and portions of the visual cortex supports a top-down signal modulation of spatial attention.
Congratulations to Dr. Krish Sathian. Dr. Sathian completed his first year as program chair for the ASNR/ACRM annual meeting. The meeting held in Washington, DC October 3rd thorugh 6th was outstanding in program content. This year set a record attendance with excellent international representation.
Dr. Sathian, Professor of Neurology at Emory University, also receives kudos for his funcitonal magnetic resonance imaging research reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. His research involves the discovery of heightened neural activity in a network of frontoparietal regions of the brain when people particpate in fine tactile spatial discrimination.