Friday, February 17, 2012
Novi, MI – Randall Benson, MD, Medical Director of the Novi, MI-based Center for Neurological Studies (CNS), will present research before an international symposium on neurovascular disease on February 22 in Orlando, FL. Dr. Benson’s presentation will center on the role blood flow to the brain may impact such diseases as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The symposium is presented by the International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD).
“This is only the second annual meeting of ISNVD, and researchers from only nine countries were invited to present. For Dr. Benson to have been selected is quite an honor,” said John D. Russell, CNS Executive Director.
The presentation marks Dr. Benson’s years of research into developing new, more effective diagnoses for such brain disorders as MS, stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Benson is a nationally recognized leader in behavioral neurology and brain imaging. At CNS, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and related tests to help patients whose closed head injuries may be caused by car accidents, contact sports or while serving in combat.
“There are an estimated 300,000 Americans currently diagnosed with MS. Each year, another 700,000 experience a stroke and almost two million incur a head injury,” said Dr. Benson. “This research is so critical because so many more people – family members, loved ones, caregivers – are impacted.”
The non-profit Center for Neurological Studies was founded last year with the objective of advancing scientific research for neurovascular disease. The Center hosts patients from across the country who seek improved quality of life from TBI, MS and stroke.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Dr. Randall Benson is available for interview on brain injuries and brain-related diseases. Topics may include concussions in sports, help for caregivers of loved ones suffering brain disease and concussions among combat veterans. Reach Dr. Benson for an interview by calling CNS at (248) 277-3334.