March 10, 2016. A.M. Barrett, MD, director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Dr. Barrett was acknowledged for her achievements in the field of neurology, her leadership of the AAN Neural Repair and Neurorehabilitation section, and her contributions toward improved cognitive testing as a member of the
AAN Behavioral Neurology Section Workgroup. “I am honored and grateful to the former Chairs of the Neural Repair and Rehabilitation Section and Behavioral Neurology Section, Steven Small, MD, and Kirk Daffner, MD, for nominating me for this distinction.”
Dr. Barrett also serves as chief of Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation and co-leader of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She is a professor in the department of physical medicine & rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Her clinical and research activities focus on how knowledge of brain-behavior relationships can improve treatments for hidden neurological disabilities. Her research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, the National Institutes of Health; Kessler Foundation; the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; and the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Improvement.
The AAN is an international professional association of more than 27,000 neurologists and neuroscientists. It is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhancing member career satisfaction. Fellow membership is a formal distinction available to AAN members and recognizes special achievement in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, or academic or administrative neurology.