Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture: Dr. Alexis Simpkins – Oct. 27 at 4pm PT

This year’s Rosenbaum History of Neurology lecture will take place on October 27th, and we hope that you’ll be able to join us and the Department of Neurology for the event. Dr. Alexis N. Simpkins (Cedars Sinai Medical Center) will share stories of African Americans in Neurology, with a particular focus on women in vascular neurology.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be recorded. See below for a brief description and calendar event link (where you’ll find the virtual meeting link).

Alexis Simpkins smiles in a doctor's coat
Dr. Alexis Simpkins

Herbert Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture: “A Historical Review of African Americans in Neurology: Focus on Women in Vascular Neurology”
Alexis N. Simpkins, M.D., Ph.D., MSCR, FAHA (Cedars Sinai Medical Center)
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
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About the speaker: Dr. Simpkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, with a minor in biology at Augusta State University followed by a dual-doctoral degrees, medical and doctoral degree in vascular biology, at the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her internal medicine internship at the Medical College of Georgia and neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Simpkins completed her time in Maryland with a combined clinical and research vascular neurology fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, and Stroke, including being Chief Vascular Neurology Fellow in 2016. She obtained a Master’s of Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2019 and was an American Academy of Neurology TRANSCENDS Scholar.

Throughout her training, Dr. Simpkins conducted NIH funded translational research on cutting edge translational stroke research on novel acute stroke treatments, stroke prevention, and advanced brain imaging. Over the course of her career, she has been the recipient of multiple awards for her clinical care, educational achievements, and research contributions. Dr. Simpkins is also an Assistant Editor of the eNeurological Science Journal, on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroimaging, Guest Editor for Neurological Sciences, and a Special Section Editor for the Stroke Journal.  Throughout her career, she has also volunteered in community outreach programs and mentors students, fellows, and residents during their training. She created and was the director of the CREST Initiative at University of Florida Vascular Neurology division, which was an initiative designed to promote research and career development of students, trainees, post-docs, and fellows in the field of stroke. She is also an active member of the American Heart Association Stroke Council.

The annual Herbert Rosenbaum History of Neurology Lecture is sponsored by the OHSU Department of Neurology and coordinated by the OHSU Library.