UNC neurology professor appointed to national credentialing body

March 12, 2008 — Dr. James F. Howard Jr., distinguished professor of neuromuscular disease in the UNC School of Medicine’s neurology department, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

The ABEM is an independent credentialing body in electrodiagnostic medicine for neurologists and physiatrists. Electrodiagnostic medicine is the study of diseases of nerves and muscles. Electrodiagnostic studies are used to diagnose diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched back nerves and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Howard will begin a four-year term in May.

Howard is also the section chief of the School of Medicine’s neuromuscular disorders division, and is an adjunct professor of clinical sciences (neurology) in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

The ABEM’s Web site is: http://www.abemexam.org .

School of Medicine contact: Stephanie Crayton, (919) 966-2860, scrayton@unch.unc.edu
News Services contact: Patric Lane, (919) 962-8596, patric_lane@unc.edu