Tampa, Fla. (May 9, 2011) At the 18th Annual Conference of the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR), held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Neuronal Transplantation and Repair (INTR) May 4 May 8, 2011 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, the ASNTR awarded The 2011 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair to Donald Eugene Redmond, MD, professor of neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine. ASNTR also presented The Molly and Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award to Roy E.A. Bakay, MD, professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University Medical Center.
The 2011 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair
The 2011 award was presented in recognition of Dr. Redmond's significant and lifelong research and clinical contributions in neurosurgery.
The award is named for Bernard Sanberg, father of Dr. Paul Sanberg (University of South Florida), who is a co-founder of the ASNTR. After Bernard Sanberg died of a stroke in 1999, the award bearing his name was established and is presented by the ASNTR annually to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions in the field of neural therapy and repair. The award, first presented in 2000, is presented every year at ASNTR's Annual Meeting.
Research interests for Dr. Redmond, who has a joint appointment in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, include dopamine, fetal neural tissue, stem cells, gene therapy, neural grafts and Parkinson's disease. He also serves as the director of Yale University Medical School's Neural Transplant and Neurobehavior Program where Yale scientists investigate cellular and viral repair strategies for central nervous system diseases.
"Gene is an outstanding scientist who had the insight to recognize the need for establishing a state-of-the-art primate research facility," said Dr. Robert Roth, professor of pharmacology and psychiatry, Yale Universi
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