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Neurosurgeons Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

On Oct. 15, the prestigious National Academy of Medicine announced the election of two neurosurgeons to its ranks. Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, FAANS, the W. Eugene Stern Professor and chair of the department of neurosurgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, was recognized for her achievements in understanding the immunology of malignant brain tumors and designing clinical trials of dendritic cell-based vaccines for glioblastoma. Robert M. Friedlander, MD, FAANS, chair of the department of neurological surgery, and Walter E. Dandy Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was recognized for demonstrating the role of caspases in cell-death pathways in neurologic diseases and for groundbreaking discoveries that have led to the development of novel therapies to improve outcomes for patients suffering from stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease and ALS.

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