March 3, 2021

Dr. Dore-Duffy elected fellow of American Academy of Neurology

Paula Dore-Duffy, Ph.D., professor of Neurology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

The designation is a formal distinction available to AAN members and recognizes special achievement in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, or academic or administrative neurology.

Paula Dore-Duffy, Ph.D.

“I am very honored as the designation reflects recognition by my clinical neurology colleagues both from academia and clinical practice for achievements made during my long career working on multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and vascular diseases of the brain,” said Dr. Dore-Duffy, who also is chief of the Division of Neuroimmunology. “While I have won other awards in neurology/neuroscience,  fellow status in the AAN tops the list.”

She was elected into membership of the American Neurological Association and received the Simmons University 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robert Lisak, M.D., professor of Neurology and former chair of the department, said that Dr. Dore-Duffy has been a “pioneer in bridging science with the clinical, and working successfully with clinicians. She has been doing important translational research before the term became a buzzword.”