A.M. Barrett, MD, of Kessler Foundation Named Chair of AAN Section
Dr. Barrett to chair section on Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
A.M. Barrett, MD, was named chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s section on Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. The American Academy of Neurology is a professional society representing more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscientists. Dr. Barrett, a cognitive neurologist and clinical researcher, is director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. She is also Chief of Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, co-leader of the Kessler Institute Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and Professor 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.
"I am honored to be elected as section Chair at this very exciting time for Neurorehabilitation," said Dr. Barrett. "As past section Vice Chair (2012-2014) and executive committee member (Councilor 2005-2007), I’m looking forward to helping the rehabilitation neurologists of the American Academy of Neurology integrate translational science into care, certify and distinguish our specialty, and bring information about brain-computer interfaces, neuroprostheses, and noninvasive brain stimulation, as well as other exciting emerging neuroscience, to doctors and the public."
About Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation
Research studies span all domains of post-stroke cognitive dysfunction, but emphasize hidden disabilities of functional vision (spatial bias and spatial neglect). Students, resident physicians, and post-doctoral trainees are mentored in translational neuroscience of rehabilitation. Dr. Barrett and her colleagues work closely with the clinical staff at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Among their collaborative efforts are the founding of the Network for Spatial Neglect and development of the Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process (KF-NAPTM). Stroke Research receives funding from the Department of Education/NIDRR; the National Institutes of Health/NICHD/NCMRR; Kessler Foundation; the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey; and the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Improvement.