UAB Neurosurgeons Recognized by Congress for Spinal Injury Guidelines

On September 27, 2013, in recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the Congress of the United States honored contributors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries. Authors include UAB neurosurgeons Mark N. Hadley, MD, Beverly C. Walters, MD, Mark R. Harrigan, MD, and Curtis J. Rozzelle, MD. Doctors Hadley and Walters co-chaired the nine-member committee. To learn more about this important contribution to the field of neurosurgery, read the Congressional letter of recognition, signed by congress members representing the home states of the authors.

Taped Remarks from Congressman Jim Langevin at the Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting


 

Jim Langevin at the North American Spine Society Meeting from UAB School of Medicine on Vimeo.

Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, who is quadriplegic, addressed the North American Spine Society at their annual meeting, held October 9-12, 2013. His remarks included the story of how he became paralyzed, and he expressed his gratitude to the health care providers who assisted in his recovery. He also commended the authors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, published in the March 2013 issue of Neurosurgery.