Department News

2017 Triangle Heart & Stroke Walk

Oct 01, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM PNC Arena - 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607,

Run, stroll or roll with the UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center's Triangle Heart and Stroke Walk Team!

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Resident receives Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award

Resident receives Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Jason Richards received a Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award at the 2017 UNC School of Medicine’s Whitehead Lecture and Awards ceremony on August 9.

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Meet our new faculty

Meet our new faculty

We are pleased to announce the further expansion of our pediatric neurology division with three new faculty members, Drs. Diana Cejas, Ammar Hussain and Yiting Yang. In addition, our ALS clinic will receive support from Dr. Deborah Gelinas, and Dr. Michael Forbes, a former UNC Neurology resident and fellow, will advance into a faculty position with the UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC Neurology's Todd Cohen, PhD and other researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

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Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger researchers led by member Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, report in the latest in a series of attempts to shut down the energy production machinery in medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The findings may help researchers identify a suitable therapeutic target within the sugar metabolism pathway, and provide clues to a scientific mystery surrounding the confounding way that some cancer cells get energy from sugar.

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WCHL interviews Dr. David Haung for Stroke Awareness month

WCHL interviews Dr. David Haung for Stroke Awareness month

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Most victims are older, but strokes can happen to anyone regardless of age.

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UNC Hospitals Receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals Receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite Plus.

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Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

The UNC Department of Neurology is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Caroline Klein, who died on April 27.

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Six UNC Neurology providers receive Carolina Care Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the six UNC Department of Neurology providers who received the 2017 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence.

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Stroll & Roll with the UNC Stroke Team!

Oct 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM University Place Mall - Meet at Chick-fil-a,

Join the UNC Stroke Team for our bimonthly 'Stroll & Roll,' a fun and informative mall walk!

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Division Spotlight: Pediatric Neurology

Division Spotlight: Pediatric Neurology

Paul R. Carney, MD joined the Department of Neurology last fall as the new Chief of Pediatric Neurology, a role well-served by Dr. Robert S. Greenwood for over 33 years.

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UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announced that three labs were selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease research being conducted at UNC. Rick Meeker, PhD, professor of neurology, Todd Cohen, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, are co-principal investigators on the ECBR pilot Inflammation, Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Vulnerability. Other Neurology team members working on this research project include Paul Carney, MD, professor and chief of pediatric neurology and Tom DeMarse, PhD, research assistant professor of neurology.

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Introducing our new fellows and residents

UNC Department of Neurology is proud to introduce our newly matched fellows and residents. The fellows will join us on July 1, 2017, and our residents will start on June 24, 2017.

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UNC Neurology now offers headache and pain treatment services

UNC Neurology now offers headache and pain treatment services

UNC Neurology is pleased to announce the Division of Headache as an expansion of our services. The Division will be led by Gary W. Jay, MD, FAAPM, FACFEI, who is a neurologist specializing in headache and pain.

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Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

Apr 30, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC,

Join us in Cary, NC on Sunday, April 30th at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Regency Park. Proceeds from this event will benefit UNC's Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative.

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US News and World Report Rating

The UNC Hospitals Neurology and Neurosurgery specialties were recently rated by US News and World Report as high performing, earning scores that fell within the top 10% of analyzed centers.

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Robertson receives Distinguished Leader in AIDS award

Robertson receives Distinguished Leader in AIDS award

Dr. Kevin Robertson recently received the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Leader in AIDS award.

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Daniel Kaufer recognized by the State Governor

Daniel Kaufer recognized by the State Governor

Governor Pat McCrory recently recognized Daniel Kaufer, MD (UNC Department of Neurology) and Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, PhD (Duke University) for their collaborative efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease through the launch of the North Carolina Regional Consortium for Brain Health in Aging.

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Online interview with Susan Wilson, NP

Online interview with Susan Wilson, NP

Susan Wilson was interviewed for Women in Science Wednesdays by Endeavors, an UNC online publication.

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Dr. Howard to Receive AANEM Distinguished Physician Award

Dr. Howard to Receive AANEM Distinguished Physician Award

James F. Howard, Jr., MD, is the recipient of the AANEM’s 2015 Distinguished Physician Award, which recognizes a member for their superior achievements as a clinician, educator, and association volunteer.

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UNC Hospitals receives Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals receives Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite.

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Huang honored by NC Stroke Association

Huang honored by NC Stroke Association

David Huang, MD, PhD, director, UNC Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center, has received the SHAPE Award from the North Carolina Stroke Association.

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UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

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.

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