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SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 10, 2008) — Gustavo C. Roman, M.D., professor of neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been elected to the board of directors of The World Federation of Neurology (WFN).
To be nominated as a trustee, candidates must have a national and international reputation in neurology and demonstrate a substantial commitment to the growth and development of the WFN. For more than 10 years, Dr. Roman has served as associate editor of the organization’s Journal of the Neurological Science, chaired its research group on neuroepidemiology, and worked on a number of its research groups and committees.
The World Federation of Neurology is the international body representing the specialty of neurology in more than 100 countries and regions of the globe, with 108 member societies. Its purpose is to improve human health worldwide by promoting prevention and care of persons with disorders of the nervous system.
Dr. Roman founded in 1999 the UT Medicine San Antonio “Memory Disorders Clinic,” where he sees patients with Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and dementia. He is an advocate for research on the relationships between brain circulation and dementia. ###The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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