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Grady Establishes Marcus Stroke Scholars Program

June 13, 2019

The program is designed to enhance the academic careers of the nation’s most promising young vascular neurologists.

Grady Health System is proud to announce its new Marcus Stroke Scholars Program. Designed to develop the academic careers of the most promising vascular neurologists, the up to four-year program at Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center will focus on enhancing each scholar’s subspecialty and research skills in cerebrovascular disease.

The program was established in honor of philanthropist Bernie Marcus, whose generous support of Grady led to the establishment of the renowned Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, one of the busiest neuroendovascular procedure and research centers in the world.

“In celebration of his 90th birthday, what better way to honor Bernie Marcus than to announce our commitment to his goal of advancing stroke care,” said John Haupert, Grady president and CEO. “The stroke scholars program will bring some of the brightest minds in the medical profession together at Grady and allow the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center to have an even greater impact on the future of stroke treatment and patient care.”

The first Marcus Stroke Scholar is Dr. Brendan Eby, who joins the Grady vascular neurology team in July.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Eby. He trained at the prestigious program at Washington University in St. Louis, arguably one of the very best in the world. He is one of the most promising junior vascular neurologists in the nation,” said Dr. Michael Frankel, chief of neurology and director of Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, and professor & director of vascular neurology, Emory School of Medicine.

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