Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Admiral Paul E. Pihl Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurosciences Medical University of South Carolina, received a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, and is particularly interested in the field of secondary stroke prevention in minority elders.
2006-2007 Pilot Project, "Adaptation and Development in high-risk Hispanic Elderly patients of a Report card intervention to prevent vascular Events (ADHERE)." Dr. Ovbiagele's RCMAR/CHIME-funded project was one in which he developed a stroke patient report card intervention that contains important elements specific to enhancing stroke treatment adherence in elderly Spanish-speaking-only Hispanic stroke patients.
Pilot Project Publication:
Ovbiagele B. Al Pie De La Letra. Crafting a report card for elderly Spanish-only-speaking patients with stroke. Stroke. 2010 Apr, 41(4): 771-777. Epub 2010 Feb 18. PMID 20167904. PMCID: PMC4160819.