Daniel Ian Kaufer, MD, a professor in the department of neurology for 17 years, passed away on July 2 after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. Kaufer was a masterful clinician, prolific researcher, passionate advocate and beloved mentor. A memorial is set for July 23.
James F. Howard Jr., MD, professor in the UNC Department of Neurology, was principal investigator of the phase 3 trial for the experimental drug efgartigimod, developed by Belgian pharmaceutical company Argenx.
We are pleased to introduce our incoming adult and child neurology residents as well as our fellows specializing in sleep medicine and neuromuscular disorders. Our new team members will begin this summer.
The UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center is excited to announce its second annual Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Event! The event will be held on March 7, 2020, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. This event allows an opportunity for fellowship among stroke survivors, their caregivers and health care professionals, and also provides an opportunity … Continued
The UNC Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center has once again received the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in recognition of UNC Health Care’s commitment to quality stroke care.
We are pleased to introduce our incoming adult and child neurology residents as well as our fellows in neuro-critical care, sleep, epilepsy and vascular disorders. Our new team members will begin on July 1, 2019.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association, the leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research about Lewy body dementia, named the UNC Memory and Cognitive Disorders program as a Research Center of Excellence.
American Heart Association Award Recognizes UNC Health Care’s Commitment to Quality Stroke Care CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – June 6, 2018 – UNC Health Care is pleased to announce that five of its hospitals – Nash UNC Health Care, Pardee UNC Health Care, UNC Hospitals, UNC REX Healthcare and Wayne UNC Health Care – have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s … Continued
We are pleased to introduce our incoming adult and child neurology residents as well as our fellows in neuro-critical care, sleep, epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders. Our new team members will begin on July 1, 2018, except as noted.
William “Bill” Powers, MD, has announced that he will enter the three-year phased retirement program beginning July 1, 2018. He will step down from his position as Chair of the Department of Neurology on April 30, 2018, at the end of his five year term.
Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six residents spanning four post-graduate years (PGY) published research in 2015 and 2016. Research publications include Neurology, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Stroke, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Cohen, PhD The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that Todd Cohen, PhD, a researcher from UNC, is the recipient of a $99,722 New Investigator Research Grant. The grant will be used to fund Dr. Cohen’s lab at UNC, which will study tau acetylation (development of tau tangles, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s) and … Continued
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 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.