The American Heart Association’s Council on Stroke has named Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair and professor of neurology, as the 2019 Stroke Council Award & Lecturer.
McCullough received The Stroke Council Award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference Nov. 16-18 in Philadelphia. The award acknowledges McCullough’s work to integrate stroke and heart disease in clinical care, education, and research.
McCullough also has been honored as the recipient of the 2019 Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders in August as well as the American Neurological Association’s 2019 Soriano Lectureship Awardee in October.
McCullough, also a faculty member with the Programs in Immunology and Neuroscience at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, graduated with a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and continued her training at Johns Hopkins for a neurology residency followed by a fellowship in cerebrovascular disease. She is also the Chief of Neurology at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center and the co-director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. McCullough has been with McGovern Medical School since 2015.
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as more than 3,400 employees to combat the world’s No. 1 killer, heart disease.