Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation scientist honored with Women of Excellence award

WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- Helen Genova, PhD, research scientist at Kessler Foundation, received a Women of Excellence Award in Health Sciences from the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. In the Foundation's Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory, she investigates the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury on cognitive function with grant funding.

"It feels wonderful to win the award," said Dr. Genova. "Professional women have so many roles to play. They have to balance motherhood, careers, home life, etc., so I'm excited to be a recipient of an award that celebrates women and values what they do."

With her first research grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dr. Genova is studying cognitive fatigue in individuals with MS. With cognitive fatigue, individuals tire easily when performing tasks that involve thinking and learning, which can adversely affect their ability to work and perform the usual activities of daily life. "For years, scientists have had to relay solely on subjective reports of fatigue," said Dr. Genova. "We're hoping that with our innovative approach of using functional MRI to study brain function, we will come closer to a better and more effective way of studying this debilitating symptom."

A second grant funds a pilot study using diffuser tensor imaging to identify whether damage to the brain's white matter correlates with cognitive decline in individuals with MS. Dr. Genova's aim is to develop more effective strategies for maintaining cognition and quality of life.

Dr. Genova and her husband, a family practitioner, reside in Union, NJ, with their two young children. Together, they organize the annual Health and Wellness Fair at their son's school. They teach about healthy lifestyles as well as tolerance and awareness of people with disabilities.

The Union County Commission on the Status of Women annually honors women who reside or work in Union County who have made significant contributions in Arts and Humanities, Business/Entrepreneurial, Community Service, Education, Government, Law, Law Enforcement, Medicine/Health Care or Women's Advocacy. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the ten 2012 recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Women of Excellence Award Dinner on March 23rd.

Contact: Lauren Scrivo
Kessler Foundation

Related medicine news :

1. Kessler Foundation neuroscientist addresses 2nd Annual TBI Conference in Washington DC
2. Kessler Foundation researchers present at DC Conference on Race, Ethnicity and Disabilities
3. Kessler Foundation scientist addresses opening of science complex of William Paterson University
4. Kessler Foundation awards $425,000 to University of Hawaii virtual reality employment initiative
5. Kessler Foundation reports greater brain activation after cognitive rehabilitation for MS
6. Kessler Foundation and USC collaborate on clinical virtual reality for disability research
7. Kessler Foundations John DeLuca, Ph.D., conducts national MS Society teleconference
8. Kessler Foundation reports advance in early diagnosis of spatial neglect after stroke
9. Kessler Foundation announces 24th Annual Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Review Course
10. Kessler Foundation receives grant to study cognitive reserve in traumatic brain injury
11. Kessler Foundation receives grants to study health disparities in people with disabilities
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center ... Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual ... the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics ... significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of ... shares of common stock, at the public offering ... shares in the offering were offered by GBT. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... BEIJING , June 24, 2016 Dehaier ... or the "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical ... China , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ... as "Hongyuan Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to ... Under the strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: