Areas of focus will include identifying age-related changes that impact the development, progression and experience of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and how factors that arise in early- and mid-life contribute to racial, ethnic and geographic disparities in dementia.
The Division of Neuromuscular Disorders has been designated as a GBS|CIDP Foundation International Center of Excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, and other inflammatory peripheral neuropathies.
Jorge L. Almodóvar-Suárez, MD, associate professor of general neurology and neuromuscular disorders, is the new director of the UNC Department of Neurology’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Almodóvar-Suárez is graduate of the state-funded University of Puerto Rico System, and a faithful believer of education and health care for … Continued
The UNC Department of Neurology is proud to announce that UNC neurologists Clio Rubinos, MD, MS, and Miriam Sklerov, MD, MS, have both received UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program Faculty Awards.
The Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative is offering $50,000 Norins pilot awards to stimulate and support collaborative, innovative research on the potential role of microbes or pathogens in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator must be a Duke University faculty member or postdoctoral fellow, but cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations is strongly encouraged.
Casey Olm-Shipman, MD, MS, received the High Value Care Award from the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators in recognition of her dedication and commitment to improving clinical care though QI research and leadership.
Retired pediatric nurse Betty F. Allen, RN, passed away on Thursday, December 17 from non-COVID-19 related issues. Betty grew up in Pittsboro, NC and graduated from Watt’s School of Nursing in Durham, NC in 1974. Betty served as a nurse for 46 years with a special interest in the neuroscience field. She retired from UNC … Continued
Serena Spudich, MD, professor of neurology and chief of Neurological Infections & Global Neurology at Yale University, is the first recipient of this award named in honor of beloved UNC neurology professor Kevin Robertson, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Casey Olm-Shipman, MD, MS, was selected as an AMA Health Systems Scholar, a one-year mentored program aimed at developing Health Systems Science (HSS) leaders. In support of her recent appointment as UNC’s Director of HSS for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Olm-Shipman’s AMA project will be the development and implementation … Continued
The UNC Department of Neurology is proud to announce that child neurologists Senyene Hunter, MD, PhD, and Diana Cejas, MD, MPH, are this year’s recipients of the UNC Broyhill Research Award in Child Neurology.
The Center for Animal MRI (CAMRI) at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), led by Ian Shih, PhD, received two National Institutes of Health grants totaling $2.6 million for a new MRI instrument and to upgrade an existing MRI system.
UNC Neurology’s Research Center of Excellence for Lewy Body Dementia participated as a study site for a phase 2 clinical trial that met its primary objective of improving cognition in LBD patients who received neflamapimod.
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.