May 8, 2014
Dr. Rodger Elble Named Outstanding Scholar at SIU Med School
Dr. Rodger Elble has been named the 2014 Outstanding Scholar at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Elble is professor of adult neurology and director of the neurology residency program.
The Outstanding Scholar Award, presented annually to recognize excellence in research, was awarded May 7 at the Neurology Grand Rounds. The award is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to their discipline and have thus become widely recognized for their achievements by other scholars in the field.
Elble is an internationally recognized expert in movement disorders. He received the award based on his outstanding international reputation for achievement in research related to tremor.
Elble joined SIU's faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor of neurology. He was chair of neurology from 1996-2012. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has authored more than 200 publications.
“I’m struck by his career of incredible persistence studying tremor,” said Dean and Provost Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Ph.D., who presented the award. Linda Toth, Ph.D., associate dean for research and faculty affairs, added, “Dr. Elble has been a beacon here in his dedication to strive for answers while maintaining a demanding clinical practice.”
Elble, a former engineer, said, “I’m grateful to SIU for giving me the ability to achieve my dream of applying engineering to medicine.”
He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (1971), his doctorate in physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. (1975) and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (1977). He completed a neurology residency at Washington University, St. Louis (1981).