Neurology Chair to be Honored for Work with Concussions

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Annapurni Jayam Trouth, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital will be honored June 5 for her support of Student Athletes for Educational Opportunities, Inc. (SAFEO), a Washington-based non-profit membership organization that supports and assits the academic, civic, health and career goals of Washington-area youth, particularly student athletes.

Trouth and Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D., the director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recover and Education Program at Children's National Medical Center;  Dr. Michael R. Yochelson, vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar National Rehabilitation, and Dr. Kevin Crutchfield, director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program and Cerebrovascular  Physiology Labs at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain and Spine Institute, will be honored for their work with concussions during a SAFEO fund-raiser in support of  the "I Promise" Concussion Awareness Campaign from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I Street SW, Washington, D.C.

Following the game, participants can go directly to the 7 p.m. game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets, which is a 10-minute walk away.

Tickets to the event include complimentary tickets for the game.  For more information, contact Joan Peterson at  240.691.6331 or

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