Lisa A. Nelson, RN, BSN, CCRC has over 13 years’ Galbraith 2014 LisaNelson-124experience coordinating clinical trials and has been with UAB Neurosurgery since 2010. Lisa is certified by the National Institute of Health to assess stroke patients using the NIH Stroke Scale. Her work with cerebrovascular surgeon Mark Harrigan, MD on a study designed to evaluate treatments for preventing stroke in patients with narrowed brain blood vessels, garnered her an Outstanding Achievement Award from the study sponsor.