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RTI International, UNC to Survey Muscular Distrophy in North Carolina's Piedmont
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.
Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s
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 Science of Strokes
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.
Kaufer discusses concussions in football on WUNC's The State of Things
Daniel Kaufer, MD, assistant professor of neurology and a member of UNC's Brain and Body Health Program, speaks with host Frank Stasio, and Kathleen Seifert, executive director of i9 Sports in South Durham and Orange Counties, in this 20-minute segment. UNC was recently selected by the NFL Players Association to participate in a new initiative aimed at providing medical services and support to its former players.
UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism
C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.
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.
11 UNC Neurology Doctors Honored as Part of Business North Carolina's Best Doctors
The Best Doctors in America list includes the nation’s most respected specialists and primary-care physicians and is the result of more than two decades of work conducting the largest continuous and independent survey of the medical profession. Best Doctors' team of researchers conduct an annual poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using an accredited polling method and balloting software, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise. The result is the Best Doctors in America list, which represents the top 5% of doctors in the country; a list with more than 45,000 doctors in over 400 specialties and subspecialties. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves.
Gershon receives NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, has received a four-year National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disease and Stroke.