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NSGR - "Global Health Neurology & Epilepsy: My Journey in Academia" - Dr. Andrea Lowden

Virtual Live Streaming Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Zoom Information: CNI Grand Rounds

Meeting ID: 993 7837 3233

Global Health Neurology & Epilepsy: My Journey in Academia

Andrea Lowden, MD, FACNS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology & Epilepsy

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the potential benefits of incorporating global health into academic neurology
  2. Describe the common barriers in global health neurology are and what are ways to overcome them.


Andrea Lowden, MD, FACNS Associate Professor in Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy at the University of Texas Southwestern. Graduated from medical school in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She joined the child neurology program at UTSW as a child neurology resident and completed fellowship in pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology as well as a mini-fellowship with clinical expertise in magnetoencephalogram.  As a clinician educator, in addition to her clinical duties, she is actively engaged in global health. She leads the Hispanic epilepsy support group for patients and their families in her institution and has established ongoing public health programs in the Dominican Republic with more recent an initiative of expansion of the EEG lab in the second largest pediatric hospitals in Dom. Rep. She created a global health elective for trainees to deepen knowledge on global health disparities, foster experience working in resource-limited settings, and provide neurological care to underserved patients. Separately, she also works with a group of neurophysiologists participating in an annual Critical Care EEG Latin American Symposium. The goal is to expand knowledge in critical care EEG and treatment of epilepsy within Latin America.



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CME Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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