Investigator of the Month (July 2024): Dr. Sara C. LaHue

Dr. Sara C. LaHue

Dr. Sara C. LaHue

Dr. Sara C. LaHue is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at UCSF, where she also earned her medical degree and completed both her neurology residency and neurohospitalist fellowship. As a Buck Institute for Research on Aging Visiting Scientist and NIA Butler-Williams Scholar, Dr. LaHue is dedicated to advancing the care of older hospitalized adults.

Her research focuses on the application of novel aging biology tools to understanding delirium mechanisms in older hospitalized adults, particularly those with acute neurological conditions. Dr. LaHue is a founding member and Chair of the Clin-STAR Delirium Special Interest Group. Furthermore, she serves on the Neurohospitalist Society Executive Board and the American Delirium Society (ADS) research committee.

Dr. LaHue’s contributions to delirium research have earned her recognition through the ADS William and Judith Borten Junior Investigator Award (2022), the American Geriatrics Society Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award (2023) and the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation Terry C. Hillblom Research Scholar Award (2023). She has published perspectives on neurocognitive disorders in JAMA and NEJM, and coauthored the textbook Emergency Neurology.

Additionally, Dr. LaHue is passionate about improving the care of women with neurological disorders. She is also is Co-I of the NINDS-funded Sex and Gender Enriched (SAGE) Neurology R25 program.

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