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Alexa Irene Canady
In this fact-file find out why we turned Alexa into a superhero.
Superhero Identity
• On Alexa's belt you will find the letters AMWA which represent the American Medical Women's Association. In 1993 Alexa was awarded the AMWA President's Award.

• Alexa was born in Michigan, USA on the 7th November 1950. We've added this into the issue number on the top left.

• There's more so keep your hunting!


• Alexa was Chief of Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Michigan from 1987- 2001. You'll find the DMC Children's Hospital in the background.
Alexa's Drawing Explained
This comic book cover is hiding a few hidden treasures that relate back to her life and work...
The Remarkablz was invited to display artwork at #OHBM2020! A huge thank you to the Brain SIG Members for inviting us to exhibit!

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Name: Alexa Irene Canady
Born: 1950
Occupation: Neurosurgeon
Nationality: American
REAL-LIFE BIO
Alexa was the first African-American neurosurgeon. Her research includes studies on the effects of hydrocephalus, a condition characterised by the excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.

In the video below Alexa talks about her career, as well as the need to attract more young surgeons to Neurosurgery.
"If you do good work, the rest doesn't matter..."
Alexa Irene Canady

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
What is Hydrocephalus?
Hydrocephalus is a condition that involves the build-up of a fluid in the brain. In this video you can learn about the effects of hydrocephalus. This video may be more suitable for ages 8+.
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Want to learn the Brain Song?
Learn about the brain with this fun educational music video from Kids Learning Tube. Don't forget to sing along!
* Did you know that our brain doesn't feel pain!
* The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and has two halves, or hemispheres.

* The brain is the centre of the human nervous system, controlling our thoughts, movements, memories and decisions.

* Your brain isn't fully formed until you are 25 years old...
Video Credit: Kids Learning Tube
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