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Newswise: Estelle Benson Receives AANEM 2020 Public Recognition Award
Released: 14-Sep-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Estelle Benson Receives AANEM 2020 Public Recognition Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM's Public Recognition Award honors someone who has made extraordinary contributions toward increasing public awareness of muscle and nerve disorders.

Newswise: Dr. Alexander Chamessian Receives American Neuromuscular Foundation Development Grant
Released: 8-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Dr. Alexander Chamessian Receives American Neuromuscular Foundation Development Grant
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Chamessian’s project is called “Determining the Pathogenicity of Autoantibodies in Idiopathic Small Fiber Neuropathy.”

Newswise: Dr. Li Receives AANEM Scientific Impact Award - Neurology
Released: 3-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Dr. Li Receives AANEM Scientific Impact Award - Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The award recognizes mid-career members for serving as a first author, second author, or senior author on a published paper in a national or international peer-reviewed, indexed journal with in the past 2 years.

Newswise: Andrea J. Boon, MD, Honored with Scientific Impact Award – PMR
Released: 31-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Andrea J. Boon, MD, Honored with Scientific Impact Award – PMR
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The award recognizes mid-career members for serving as a first author, second author, or senior author on a published paper in a national or international peer-reviewed, indexed journal within the past 2 years.

Newswise: Dr. Vinay Chaudhry Receives Distinguished Researcher Award
Released: 27-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Vinay Chaudhry Receives Distinguished Researcher Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This award is given to AANEM members who have made continuous significant contributions to clinical neurophysiological, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal research.

Newswise: Dr. Zachary London Receives Innovation Award
Released: 24-Aug-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Dr. Zachary London Receives Innovation Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM’s Innovation Award honors forward-thinking members for designing and developing products, services, or processes to enhance patient care and/or transform the quality of patient care through technology and innovation.

Newswise: Dr. R. James Cotton Receives Clinical Research Fellowship From the American Neuromuscular Foundation
Released: 19-Aug-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Dr. R. James Cotton Receives Clinical Research Fellowship From the American Neuromuscular Foundation
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

R. James Cotton, MD, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the American Neuromuscular Foundation’s (ANF) Clinical Research Fellowship to provide insights and answers about the safety and effectiveness of the neurological application of neurotoxins.

Newswise: Gregory Carter, MD, MS, Honored With Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
Released: 17-Aug-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Gregory Carter, MD, MS, Honored With Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This award honors a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation AANEM member for significant contributions related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic education.

Newswise: Dr. Rubin Receives Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award
Released: 12-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Dr. Rubin Receives Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Devon Rubin, MD, is the second winner of the new AANEM Jun Kimura Outstanding Educator Award. This award honors AANEM members for their significant contributions related to NM and EDX education.

Released: 10-Aug-2020 9:35 AM EDT
AANEM Creating Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Application and Offer System
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

AANEM is excited to announce that it will be launching a Neuromuscular (NM) Medicine Fellowship Portal to make it easy for physicians interested in a NM fellowship to apply and for Training Program Directors to make offers for NM fellowships.

Newswise: Dr. Miller Receives Advocacy Award
Released: 29-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Dr. Miller Receives Advocacy Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The Advocacy Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to increase public awareness and/or advocate to government entities or insurance companies regarding the role of EDX medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

Newswise: Dr. Donofrio Receives Distinguished Physician Award
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Dr. Donofrio Receives Distinguished Physician Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

This year the Distinguished Physician Award winner is awarded to Peter Donofrio, MD, for his distinguished service as a clinician, educator and overall support of AANEM. Dr. Donofrio has focused on peripheral neuropathy and motor neuron disorders throughout his career and brought this expertise to involvement with the AANEM.

Newswise: AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Golseth Young Investigator Award Winners
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The Golseth Young Investigator Award, honoring AANEM Founding Member, Dr. James Golseth, is presented annually to a medical student or physician in the early stages of his/her career for original research in NM and EDX medicine.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
AANEM 2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) will conduct the 2020 Annual Meeting in a virtual format.

Newswise: Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Jacqueline J. Wertsch, MD, with the 2020 AANEM Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the fields of neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

Newswise: AANEM Announces Best Abstracts of the Year
Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Best Abstracts of the Year
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine's (AANEM) Best Abstract Award is given each year to the first and presenting author of the best abstract submitted to the AANEM Annual meeting.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Showcase Important Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is now accepting abstracts for its 2020 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:20 PM EST
18-Year Study Examines Miller-Fisher Syndrome After Vaccination
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Food and Drug Administration examined the prevalence of Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) occurring after vaccination in the United States.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
Sexual dysfunction common in Type 1 Diabetes patients, study says
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve explored the prevalence of male sexual dysfunction in type 1 diabetes. Written by Ana Calzada-Reyes of Havana, Cuba, the study investigated the “prevalence of sexual dysfunction in a sample of males with type 1 diabetes.”

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:10 PM EST
Study Provides Insight to Role of Needle EMG in Face Transplantation
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that needle electromyography can play a major role in reinnervation in face transplantation.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Study Shows Flu Vaccine Safe For Those With Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorders
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that the influenza vaccination is safe to use for those with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Dr. Sabrina Paganoni Celebrated for Impact on ALS Research
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A personal drive to help advance knowledge of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has led to Dr. Sabrina Paganoni being named winner of the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Scientific Impact Award for work in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) science.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski Honored for Work as an Outstanding PMR Educator
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Jeffrey A. Strakowski was named the 2019 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Dr. Craig McDonald Awarded for Influential DMD Research
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. McDonald has made seminal contributions as leader of the international CINRG (“Synergy”) Duchenne Natural History Study.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:15 AM EDT
Dr. Ralph Buschbacher Recognized for Innovation in Nerve Conduction Studies
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Due to his innovations in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine, Dr. Buschbacher has been nominated for this year’s American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Innovation Award.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:10 AM EDT
Dr. Lisa Hobson-Webb Recognized for Scientific Impact
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent publication regarding ultrasound in EMG led the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine to award Dr. Lisa D. Hobson-Webb its 2019 Scientific Impact Award in neurology.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami Recognized as Top Educator
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Longtime AANEM member Dr. Pushpa Narayanaswami is being honored for a long career sharing her knowledge and passion for neurology with students.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Benjamin Warfel Honored for Electrodiagnostic Advocacy Work
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Benjamin S. Warfel, MD, was recently bestowed the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Advocacy Award. This award recognizes Dr. Warfel’s extraordinary contributions to increase public awareness and advocacy to government entities or insurance companies regarding the role of electrodiagnostic medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 9:30 AM EDT
Dr. James W. Albers Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. James Albers was named winner of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s (AANEM) 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, for his unparalleled contribution to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine through efforts in teaching, research, and scholarly publications.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Dr. Robert Werner Bestowed Distinguished Physician Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Robert A. Werner has been named the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Distinguished Physician for his outstanding work in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine, especially as it pertains to teaching and publications.

Released: 20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
2019 AANEM Annual Meeting to Convene in Austin, Texas
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The fight against neuromuscular diseases will come to the forefront this October with the 2019 American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Released: 29-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation to Fund Zambia-Based Research Fellow
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation recently announced development grant award recipient Dr. Michelle Kvalsund, who will conduct her research in Zambia.

Released: 28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation Awards CIDP-Focused Clinical Research Fellowship
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation has a new chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy development grant award recipient, Dr. Karissa Gable.

Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
American Neuromuscular Foundation Awards Development Grant to Dr. Mathula Thangarajh
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Dr. Thangarajh, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University, was chosen for a research development grant by the American Neuromuscular Foundation for her research proposal regarding “Cognition in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”

Released: 10-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
AANEM Member's Expert Testimony Helps Convict Texas Doctor and Hospital Owner in $20 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Two years ago, Peter A. Grant, MD, was contacted by the FBI. He was asked to review 35 patient charts in a case involving Drs. Harcharan Narang and Gurnaib Sidhu, and Dayakar Moparty. In February 2019, Narang and Moparty’s case went to trial and Dr. Grant provided expert witness testimony.

Released: 8-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
2019 AANEM Annual Meeting: Funds Available for Physicians from Economically Developing Countries to Attend
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM Foundation offers International Fellowship Scholarship opportunities for physicians from economically developing countries to attend the 2019 AANEM Annual Meeting to be held October 16-19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Applications are due March 15, 2019.

2-Jan-2019 3:30 PM EST
New Study Shows Disparities in EDX Training in Residency Programs
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Results from a 2017 survey shared at the 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting illustrate significant disparities in the amount of training that neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) residents receive in electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine.

2-Jan-2019 6:00 AM EST
Got Research in Neuromuscular/Electrodiagnostic Medicine? Submit Abstracts for the 2019 AANEM Annual Meeting by March 15
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

If you’re looking for the perfect venue to share your scientific research in neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic medicine, look no further! The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine is now accepting abstracts for its 2019 annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

Released: 30-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
AANEM Welcomes New President, Dr. Anthony E. Chiodo
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to announce the selection of Anthony E. Chiodo, MD, MBA, as President of the Board of Directors for 2018-2019.

Released: 26-Oct-2018 3:00 PM EDT
Conducting Research on Muscle or Nerve Disorders? Apply for a Development Grant from the AANEM Foundation!
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM Foundation is currently seeking applicants for up to $100,000 in development grant funding. Any institution conducting this type of scientific research is encouraged to apply. Letters of intent are due January 7, 2019; final applications are due February 15, 2019.

Released: 20-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Carlo Rinaldi Receives Co-Funded AANEM Foundation/MDA Grant for Research on Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Carlo Rinaldi, MD, PhD, will be using his development grant, co-funded by the AANEM Foundation and the MDA, to increase understanding of the pathophysiology of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA). His ultimate goal is to develop therapeutic treatments for this incurable condition.

Released: 14-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Dr. Suma Babu Receives AANEM Foundation Development Grant for Research on Spinal Cord Neuroinflammation in ALS Patients
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH, has been selected as the recipient of an AANEM Foundation development grant. Dr. Babu will be using this funding to study the role of inflammation in the spinal cords of people living with ALS. ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting more than 15,000 Americans annually.

Released: 31-Aug-2018 3:55 PM EDT
Research Outlines Clinical, Laboratory, and Electrodiagnostic Features of Zinc Deficiency-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Favio C. Bumanlag, BA, with the 2018 Technologist Member Recognition Award for his abstract, Clinical, Laboratory, and Electrodiagnostic Features of Zinc Deficiency-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

Released: 31-Aug-2018 3:20 PM EDT
Research Highlights Impact of Thymectomy as Treatment for Rare Subtype of Myasthenia Gravis
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Katherine Clifford, BA, with the 2018 Golseth Young Investigator Award for her abstract, Thymectomy is Not Associated With Clinical Improvement in a Multi-Center Cohort of Patients with Anti-MuSK Myasthenia Gravis.

Released: 31-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Research Presents Evidence of Faster Progression of Disablement in Stiff Person Syndrome
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Goran Rakocevic, MD, with the 2018 Best Abstract Award for his abstract, Quantitative Clinical and Autoimmune Assessments in Stiff Person Syndrome: Evidence for a Progressive Disorder.

Released: 31-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
AANEM Recognizes Research on Precision Medicine in Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Medicine
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

For the 2018 annual meeting of the AANEM, more than 200 research abstracts were submitted on various topics related to neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. However, each year, special recognition is awarded to the authors of the best research abstracts (up to 10 abstracts) submitted on the AANEM President’s chosen topic.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 3:30 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Shirlyn A. Adkins, JD, as Recipient of 2018 Distinguished Service Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The AANEM Awards Committee is pleased to announce Shirlyn A. Adkins, JD, as the recipient of the 2018 AANEM Distinguished Service Award based on her past, current, and future contributions to the missions of AANEM and the AANEM Foundation.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Raghav Govindarajan, MD, as Recipient of 2018 Advocacy Award
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Due to his longstanding work advocating on behalf of electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine, AANEM has selected Raghav Govindarajan, MD, as the recipient of the 2018 AANEM Advocacy Award.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Ted M. Burns, MD, as 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award Recipient
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

AANEM is pleased to honor Ted M. Burns, MD, as the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award. Each year, this award is given to an AANEM member who has made significant research contributions in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease.

Released: 26-Jun-2018 2:50 PM EDT
AANEM Announces Yuen T. So, MD, PhD, as 2018 Distinguished Physician Award Recipient
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

AANEM is honored to announce Yuen T. So, MD, PhD, as the recipient of the 2018 AANEM Distinguished Physician Award due to his contributions as a clinician and educator as well as his overall support of AANEM activities.


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