Mridha Spirit of Neurology Humanitarian Award – 2019

2019 recipient

James H. Bower, MD

Dr. Jim Bower truly epitomizes the ideals of the Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award. He has served populations in Ethiopia, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, and Tanzania with compassion, integrity, and altruism for almost twenty years and led the way in supporting neurologic resources and educational needs in sub-Saharan Africa.


“I am honored and humbled to receive this award. I thank the AAN, the American Brain Foundation, and my colleagues in Global Health. Lastly, I especially thank the Mridha family. In this time of growing nationalism, it is reassuring to have an award that honors those who work to create bridges across the world.” – James H. Bower