Abigail Hess
Medical Student
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Abigail Hess is a second-year student in the School of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Prior to medical school, Abigail received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Abigail has served as the Community Fundraising Chair for her medical school’s service event - Camp Tiger. She also assisted as an Anatomy prosection demonstrator for her peers. She is currently working on a research project analyzing the effect of genetic testing timing on breast cancer treatment. She is exploring interests in Internal Medicine and Dermatology.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability, especially among disadvantaged groups. While the annual incidence of stroke is increasing, mortality from stroke is decreasing resulting in more patients living with residual deficits. Some of the most prevalent stroke complications are speech impairment, limited physical abilities, unilateral weakness or paralysis, grasp difficulties, and slowed communication ability. Early treatment and rehabilitation after a stroke can improve recovery and functional outcomes. Low income and education quality have contributed to a high prevalence…