Dr. Silvestri was passionate about research and partook in the publication of various abstracts, journal articles, and poster presentations. He took great joy in guiding the hundreds of medical students and residents that came into his program in their career paths. He also had a great love for his family and enjoyed watching his son play baseball and watching his daughter’s dance competitions. Dr. Silvestri was truly a man of compassion, guidance, humility, and love.
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Outstanding Contribution in Research Award
Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA
Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, is Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Neurology, and faculty in the College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University.
Dr. Jauch completed graduate training in bioengineering at Cornell University and was a faculty member in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati. He completed medical school and emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, then joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke team at the University of Cincinnati in 1997. He was recruited to MUSC in 2008 to help develop the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, assist in the creation of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC, help establish MUSC’s REACH Telemedicine Program, and co-direct the development of a state-wide stroke system of care through the South Carolina Department of Health.
Dr. Jauch is well known in the field of acute stroke research, leading or participating in numerous Phase II and III clinical stroke trials over the past 20 years. These studies have led to new approaches to managing patients with acute ischemic stroke and other forms of neurologic emergencies. He has over 160 publications, mostly in neurologic emergencies. He currently serves as the PI for the SC-CoAST network hub of the new NIH StrokeNet network, and is serving in the oversight of 4 other active NIH and industry studies.
Dr. Jauch served as the Chair of Stroke Council for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and primary author for the 2013 Acute Ischemic Stroke guidelines. He is coauthor on the AHA/ASA guidelines for telemedicine use in stroke, primary prevention of stroke, prehospital care of stroke, and stroke systems of care. He has guided the creation of numerous educational programs for the AHA/ASA, and works nationally and regionally in advocating for improved stroke care and access to stroke care for all Americans. Dr. Jauch is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as chair of the Scientific Review Committee, Science Committee, and as an EMF Board member. He serves on the Joint Commission Technical Advisory Committees on Comprehensive Stroke Centers and Primary Stroke Centers, and also serves as the chair of the Department of Health’s Stroke Advisory Committee.