Marian Emr is the Director of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. As the NINDS' senior manager for public communications, she plans and directs the Institute's program of media relations, community relations, public education, and scientific information. Before joining the NINDS in 1990, Ms. Emr served as the Deputy Information Officer for the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to that, she was a medical and science writer specializing in the areas of mental health and aging. Ms. Emr received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in journalism and political science from Syracuse University in 1976. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brain Attack Coalition; the NIH MEDLINEplus Advisory Group: the National Stroke Association Professional Advisory Committee and Prevention Advisory Board; the PDTrials Steering Committee and she is a founder of the Alzheimer's Association, a national voluntary health organization with more than 200 chapters worldwide. She was on the Steering Committee for the inaugural WPC in 2006 and chaired the Communications Committee for that event. She has received numerous awards for public service and is active in community affairs.
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