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Tuberous Sclerosis Insights In Depth

Columbus, OH - November 2016

In 2015, the Child Neurology Society (CNS) honored E. Steve Roach, MD, chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital, with the prestigious Hower Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of pediatric neurology. In addition to the award, Dr. Roach was invited to speak at the 2015 Annual Meeting on the topic of tuberous sclerosis. Recently, the presentation was published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatric Neurology.

The article, “Applying the Lessons of Tuberous Sclerosis: The 2015 Hower Award Lecture,” has been made open-access for peer neurologists and other pediatric professionals and can be downloaded or viewed online. It provides historical background of the ailment and discusses its molecular makeup. The article also suggests aspects of tuberous sclerosis research that could be applicable to other disorders.

Dr. Roach, vice-chair of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s and professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, has long been recognized for his expertise in tuberous sclerosis. His 1998 consensus diagnostic criteria for the complex continues to be used today, and he has led NIH-sponsored research on neuro-imagining in tuberous sclerosis. In 2009, he chaired the Department of Defense Research Program’s study section on the condition.

Roach ES. Applying the Lessons of Tuberous Sclerosis: The 2015 Hower Award Lecture. Pediatric Neurology. 2016 Oct;63:6-22.

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