National Security Agency Visit

On September 12, 2013, Stephen Grill, M.D., Ph.D. and Fred Berko, Ph.D.,
visited the Headquarters of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade,
MD. The visit was at the invitation of Forrest Riddle, M.D., senior
physician in NSA’s Medical Center, a fully-accredited facility staffed by
four full-time physicians, more than 25 nurses, and additional medical
technicians, pharmacists, and support personnel.

Dr. Grill, a movement disorder specialist, presented an overview of the
history, symptoms, and treatments for three movement disorders: Essential
Tremor, Dystonia, and Parkinson’s Disease to more than 35 staff members of NSA’s medical center. This CME presentation was highly interactive and
informative, and was followed by Dr. Berko’s presentation on “the patient’s

It was heartwarming to the visitors to learn how NSA is a leader among
Federal government agencies in recruiting, and supplying accommodations as necessary to, persons with disabilities.

Fred Berko
Columbia Support Group Member

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