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Dr. Roy Hamilton is a tenured Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Director of Penn's Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) and also directs the Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation and Modulation Center (brainSTIM). Dr. Hamilton’s work has been funded by multiple grants from the NIH and has been supported through awards from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and Dana Foundation. He is the recipient of the AAN Foundation’s Norman Geschwind Prize for excellence in research in the field of behavioral neurology and is the President of the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. In addition to his research and clinical activities, Dr. Hamilton been recognized nationally for his work in diversity in the field of neurology and academic medicine. He is the Assistant Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, serves as the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for Penn Neurology, and is an inaugural Associate Editor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the journal Neurology and for three other academic journals published by the AAN: Neurology Clinical Practice, Neurology Genetics, and Neurology Immunology and Neuroinflammation.

Learning objectives for this lecture:

Participants will recognize the ways in which diversity enhances the clinical, educational, and scientific missions of academic neurology departments. 

Participants will be able to characterize the barriers that impede the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of neurology. 

Participants will start to identify steps that can be taken to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neurology departments and more broadly in the field.

Dr. Hamilton has no relevant financial conflicts of interest to disclose. 

Event Details

The Zoom link will be sent to Neurology faculty and trainees ahead of the lecture date. 

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