‘Stroke and Risk for Seizures,’ June 21

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A free talk, “Stroke and Risk for Seizures,” by Kendra Drake, MD, medical director of the Primary Stroke Center at University Medical Center and clinical assistant professor with the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Neurology, will be held Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at La Rosa Health Care Center, Santa Catalina Villas, 7500 N. Calle Sin Envidia, Tucson.

The talk is open to the public and health-care providers. RSVP requested; contact the UA Department of Neurology, (520) 626-1986 or email jchong@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Drake is involved in several national clinical research trials for stroke prevention and treatment including studies assessing the effects of aspirin, clopidogerl and blood pressure management on the recurrence of small strokes; the effectiveness of pioglitazone in stroke/TIA (transient ischemic attack) patients who have insulin resistance; the effect of albumin infusion on stroke outcomes; and a study of racial and ethnic differences in hemorrhagic strokes. She also is a collaborator on a four-year UA study of epilepsy in seniors.
The UMC Primary Stroke Center has offered quality stroke care for more than 30 years and is Southern Arizona’s first certified stroke center. The center is staffed by nearly 20 board-certified neurologists and 16 medical residents with the UA College of Medicine Department of Neurology. All have specific training in current guidelines and treatment of stroke. The center also offers outpatient services in Tucson, Green Valley and Sierra Vista. For information about the Primary Stroke Center, visit the website www.neurology.arizona.edu/clinical/stroke.phpor call Jenny Chong, PhD, (520) 626-1986.