Poster Tour Award Winners

Poster Awards were established in 2016 by the Board of Directors as a way to help recognize exceptional work presented by those in the early stages of their careers - students (graduate and under graduate), residents, trainees and post docs.

Posters presented during the Poster Tour sessions were judged by members of the Board of Directors, SPAC, Chairs of the SIG Sessions and other leaders in various fields of neurology. The top scoring posters are awarded $250 each. Posters are scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall Quality - the poster is interesting and easy to read, concise, attractive, explains complex topics well to a general audience, information is presented in a logical sequence
  2. Aims of the Study - clear, logical, appropriate to problem area of interest, well thought out and explained
  3. Methodology - well described, clear, appropriate, informative, good use of text and/or figures
  4. Analysis - appropriate interpretation, well presented, understandable for non-expert audience
  5. Discussion of Research - clear conclusions, relevant interpretation, related to hypotheses and literature base, implications discussed
  6. Verbal Presentation 
    1. Clarity of Presentation - eye contact, clear voice, clarity, enthusiasm, good interaction skills, confident, ability to make complex ideas understandable to non-expert audience
    2. Answering Questions - clear and well considered answers, correct breadth and depth of answer, confident
    3. Overall Scientific Impact

Congratulations to our 2021 Poster Tour Award Winners!

Bonnie Breining, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Regional Atrophy Predicts Naming Decline in Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Comparison of Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Analyses
Ryan Coburn, MD
Mayo Clinic
Baseline Multimodal Imaging to Predict Longitudinal Decline in Atypical Alzheimer’s Disease
Michael Glendinning, BA
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Analysis of COVID-19 Brain Autopsies Reveals That Neuroinflammation is Not Caused by Direct SARS-CoV-2 Infection of the CNS
Vivian Ko, BS
University of California San Diego
CK1ε-dependent TDP-43 Phosphorylation in ALS
Hyunyong Koh, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Non-cell Autonomous Hyperexcitability Underlies Focal Epileptogenesis Mediated by Low-level Brain Somatic Mutations in Mtor
Naveen Kondru, DVM, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Characterizing the Role of Genetic Variants Influencing α-synuclein Seeding Activity Using Neuropathologically Characterized Human Brains
Fatemeh Mohammadpour Touserkani, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Encephalopathy in Patients with Covid-19 Infection
Suzanne Odom, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Challenging Diagnosis of Stroke in Young: A Case Report Reflecting Delayed Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis and Use of Ultrasound to Reveal Typical Inflammatory Vessels
Kunal Shroff, BS
Duke University School of Medicine
DYT-TOR1A Subcellular Proteomics Reveals Selective Vulnerability of the Nuclear Proteome to Cell Stress
Melissa Stockbridge, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Investigating the Utility of Common Linguistic Tasks in Distinguishing PPA Subtypes