Dr. Matthew Flaherty, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati
, is being awarded the 2009 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize for his research in stroke treatment.
Flaherty is being recognized for his leadership in the STOP-IT Study, a
test to help doctors predict which patients who suffer a stroke with
bleeding in the brain will experience further bleeding.
As part of the study, patients are given either a fast-acting drug to stop the bleeding or a placebo.
"While there are no proven, effective treatments for intracerebral
hemorrhage, the model being evaluated in the STOP-IT Study may
eventually lead to a medical treatment that improves outcomes for stoke
patients," Flaherty tells UC HealthNews
Flaherty will receive the award during the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
, currently underway in Seattle.
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