Clinical Neurosciences Center

Neurosurgery Chair Races for Research

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD Races Across America with Team Utah Neurosciences Research


Race Across America logo On Tuesday, June 11, 2008 William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD (Chair, University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery) and three teammates began the Race Across America (RAAM), considered one of the world’s toughest endurance events.  The bicycle race, beginning in Oceanside, California and ending twelve days later in Annapolis, Maryland, is an event so staggering that merely to finish is, for most, the accomplishment of a lifetime.  RAAM is not a stage race – the race is one stage, live to the very end.  In RAAM, once the gun ‘fires’ on the west coast, the time doesn’t stop until each racer reaches the finish line on the east coast.  

Dr. Couldwell is part of Team #423, Utah Neurosciences Research.    In his race biography, there is only question answered:  Are you supporting an organization or charity?  His answer:  University of Utah Neurosciences.

His good friend and teammate, Mike Fadich, MD, says, in his personal race biography, “My hero is my William T Couldwell RAAM teammate Bill Couldwell. He has the ‘Midas touch’ - everything he touches turns to gold! Seriously, he is an outstanding human being who has reached the pinnacles of academic and clinical medicine, yet he is humble, likeable, has the heart of a lion. He is also a really good athlete, which along with his courage and determination, makes him an ideal riding buddy and teammate.”Join us as we watch Dr. C’s progress across America, and join in the effort by supporting Team Utah Neurosciences!

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