Awards and achievements


December 15, 2014

Sri Sarma named inaugural recipient of the Krishna Kumar Award

The North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) awarded BME assistant professor Sridevi V. Sarma the first Krishna Kumar Award at their Dec 12, 2014 annual meeting held in Las Vegas. Dr. Sarma set the bar high for subsequent recipients by addressing the 2000 or so attendees with a lecture entitled “On the Therapeutic Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Why High Frequency?” where she managed to make complicated modeling approachable and significant for everyone in the audience.

Sarma’s research focuses on three key areas: closed-loop deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease (PD); closed-loop stimulation for epilepsy; and brain-machine interactive control of fast movement.

The North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) is dedicated to promoting multidisciplinary collaboration among clinicians, scientists, engineers, and others to advance neuromodulation through education, research, innovation and advocacy.