Duncan Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Stroke Care

Pamela W. Duncan, PhDPamela Duncan, PhD, has become the first woman to receive the American Stroke Association’s David G. Sherman Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the field of stroke care.

The award was presented at the 2020 International Stroke Conference. Duncan is professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist. During her award-winning research career, she has been a trailblazer for improving stroke survivor outcomes. She was instrumental in creating the Stroke Impact Scale, a patient-centered metric of stroke outcomes, and an assessment called the eCare Plan, an individualized care plan for patients to reduce reoccurrence.