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Aya Ashour, PhD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
UCsf Memory and aging center

aya.ashour@gbhi.org
Home Country: Egypt
Field of Employment: Neurologist

Aya Ashour has been working on studying the cognitive deficits in patients with different types of epilepsy in relation to their neuroimaging. She has also been working on assessment of brain event-related potentials in patients with cognitive impairment.

To reach the goal of healthy aging and improve the services provided to patients with dementia worldwide, we need to tackle the medical and socioeconomic obstacles that hinder the delivery of these services.

Patients with dementia in Egypt are currently still diagnosed late and not all the patients have access to proper management. To reach the goal of healthy aging and improve the services provided to patients with dementia worldwide, Ashour believes we need to tackle the medical and socioeconomic obstacles that hinder the delivery of these services via creating teams that are connected globally to address the needs and work on their solution professionally.

As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Ashour will work on advanced neuroimaging and electrophysiology to help early diagnosis of cognitive deterioration in susceptible population and prevent further decline. Moreover, as a fellow, she will work on learning the worldwide experiences of achieving brain health and ongoing research to implement new techniques for research and management in Egypt. In her free time, Ashour likes to spend quality time with her kids and family. She also likes travelling, reading and watching documentaries.

Bio: Aya Ashour received her bachelor degree of medicine and surgery from faculty of medicine Ain Shams University. She then started residency of Neurology and psychiatry in Ain Shams University hospitals and received her master degree from the same faculty. After, she held a position of assistant lecturer of neurology in the faculty of medicine and finished her PhD degree in Neurology.

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