2015 Distinguished Physician: James F. (Chip) Howard, Jr., MD
In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.
David Huang, MD, PhD, director, UNC Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center, has received the SHAPE Award from the North Carolina Stroke Association.
Susan Wilson, NP, is committed to spreading the latest stroke knowledge and resources to health care workers across the country. This dedication has earned her a 2014 Raise Award from the National Stroke Association.
RTI International, in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct muscular dystrophy surveillance in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Information collected from the population-based surveillance and follow-up will support research to aid improvements in diagnosis, care and policy.
The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.
UNC Hospitals Receives Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission and AHA/ASA
UNC First Hospital in North Carolina and Southeast to Earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Status UNC Hospitals has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.