Golisano Chief Named President of Child Neurology Society
Golisano Children's Hospital's pediatrician-in-chief has been elected president of the nation's largest organization of child neurologists.
Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph.D., William H. Eilinger chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and pediatrician-in-chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital, was voted into the presidency by fellow pediatric neurologists from around the world and became President-elect following the annual meeting of the Child Neurology Society in November.
The Child Neurology Society is a non-profit professional association of 1,300 pediatric neurologists in the United States, Canada, and worldwide who are devoted to fostering the discipline of child neurology and promoting the optimal care and welfare of children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders.
“This position represents an enormous opportunity to champion internationally the cause of children and families with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders and to enhance the ability of the health care community to meet their needs,” Schor said. “It will grant me the honor of facilitating education and communication on behalf of these children, families, and health care professionals.”
Before coming to Rochester, Schor held the Carol Ann Craumer Endowed Chair for Pediatric Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and was chief of the Division of Child Neurology, director of the Pediatric Center for Neuroscience, and associate dean for Medical Student Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Schor is nationally recognized for her research on neuroblastoma and the role of oxygen radical damage in degenerative disease of the nervous system. She has spent the past two decades pursuing potential treatments for neuroblastoma, a frequently fatal cancer of childhood that grows from immature nerve cells.