AANEM News Express

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AANEM Recognizes Favio C. Bumanlag, BA, with the Technologist Member Recognition Award

AANEM is honoring Favio C. Bumanlag, BA, with the 2018 Technologist Member Recognition Award for his abstract, Clinical, Laboratory and Electrodiagnostic Features of Zinc Deficiency-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

“Zinc, an essential trace element, plays a critical role in maintaining normal structural and functional conditions in the body. Peripheral nerves are susceptible to damage when zinc deficiency occurs,” explained Bumanlag. “There isn’t much literature written about zinc deficiency-induced peripheral neuropathy and recognition of it will help physicians and technologists effectively manage patients.”

Bumanlag says he felt “humbled and honored to be recognized” to receive the 2018 Technologist Member Recognition Award. He is looking forward to attending the annual meeting to discuss his research and “gather more input and opinions on this topic from members attending the poster presentations.” 

Bumanlag works in the Department of Neurology as the chief technologist at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to his work as a technologist, Bumanlag worked as a high school physics teacher after having completed his bachelor’s degree and graduate school in Manila, Philippines. Bumanlag has been an active member of AANEM since 2010. He was also the recipient of AANEM’s Technologist Member Recognition Award in 2016.  

The runner up for the Technologist Member Recognition Award is Ali Arvantaj, CAP, a lead autonomic technologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, for his abstract, Agarose Based Acetylcholine Reduces Quantitative Sudomotor Axon Reflex Test’s (QSART) False Positives.    

The full list of 2018 AANEM Annual Meeting abstracts will be printed in the September 2018 issue of Muscle & Nerve and is now available via PDF

About The Technologist Member Recognition Award
The AANEM Technologist Member Recognition Award encourages technologists to take a leading role in conducting research in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. Technologists can receive this award for being the first and presenting author of an accepted abstract at the AANEM Annual Meeting.

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