Hathaway-Sycamores’ Dr. Alyssa Ward Appointed Visiting Scientist at Huntington Medical Research Institutes

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in News, Sidebar | 0 comments

Hathaway-Sycamores' Dr. Alyssa WardHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) – a distinguished biomedical research organization – recently appointed Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP, as a Visiting Scientist. A resident of San Marino, Dr. Ward will simultaneously continue in her position as Director of Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Training at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.

In her position at Hathaway-Sycamores Dr. Ward is charged with overseeing the clinical training of staff members and ensuring that their training reflects scientific, evidence-based practice. In her role as a HMRI Visiting Scientist, Dr. Ward will be looked to for her expertise in clinical research and randomized clinical trials. Specifically, she will be a co-principal investigator on a research network team that’s applying for a National Institutes of Health grant focusing on pediatric traumatic brain injury recovery.

In addition to Dr. Ward’s extensive experience dovetailing with HMRI’s research and clinical-trial needs, many of the children that Hathaway-Sycamores serves have suffered traumatic brain injuries. As a result of Dr. Ward’s HMRI Visiting Scientist post, impacted Hathaway-Sycamores’ youth will have access to state-of-the-art, free-of-charge medical testing for traumatic brain injuries. This diagnostic data can then help inform these youngsters’ physical and mental-health treatment plans and, hopefully, improve their treatment outcomes.

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