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Dr. Monica Maria Diaz highlighted by University of California Global Health Institute

December 15, 2023

Sharing from the University of California’s Global Health Institute: Dr. Stephen Ojiambo Wandera and Dr. Monica Maria Diaz at Makerere University. “The GloCal Health Fellowship is excited to share that two of its alumni are collaborating on a new research study to assess dementia and frailty among older persons in rural Eastern Uganda. Dr. Stephen … Read more

UNC Neurology Division of Movement Disorders Awarded MSA Center of Excellence!

December 4, 2023

The MSA coalition is the largest non-profit foundation in the US supporting patients/families and researchers in multiple system atrophy, which is a relatively rare but devastating neurodegenerative disease. The Purpose of the MSA Center of Excellence program, which is new as of 2023 (2023 was the first year), is to provide access to the best … Read more

UNC Neurology Authors featured in October issue of Seminars in Neurology

November 17, 2023

The October issue of Seminars in Neurology, a review journal on current trends in clinical neurology, is focused on the topic of “Neuroprognostication” and is comprised of 12 articles that collectively feature 18 co-authors from UNC Neurology.  The issue, co-edited by Dr. Zachary D. Threlkeld, clinical associate professor in the Division of Neurocritical Care at … Read more

Dr. David Y. Hwang leads joint U.S. and German Neurocritical Care Society guideline

November 17, 2023

Dr. David Y. Hwang, professor and chief of the UNC Division of Neurocritical Care, is the lead author of a new joint guideline on behalf of the U.S. and German Neurocritical Care Societies on best practices for outcome prognostication for critically ill patients admitted with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).  The guideline, one of a series that … Read more

Zilucoplan Approved by FDA for Treatment of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis in Adults

October 23, 2023

James F. Howard, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease, Professor of Neurology, Medicine and Allied Health at the UNC School of Medicine, was the lead investigator of the clinical trial. James F. Howard, Jr., MD UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced on October 17th that ZILBRYSQ® (zilucoplan) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug … Read more

Dr. Miriam Sklerov Awarded James Wood Junior Faculty Award!

October 18, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Sklerov for being awarded the James Wood Junior Faculty Award! Dr. Sklerov was nominated by Dr. Gwen Garden and a letter in support of this nomination was also submitted by Dr. Eran Dayan. She will be giving a speech during 2023 research week!  

SOM Helped Department Allocate Research Infrastructure Equipment

October 18, 2023

The School of Medicine has provided The Department of Neurology $35,360 to support the purchase of the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 6 Flex Real-Time PCR! About the device and how it will aid the department: How genes are expressed and the amount of their transcript (i.e., gene expression) is a staple of many labs that can … Read more

Dr. Clio Rubino’s Neurocritical Care Society Podcast!

October 4, 2023

Check out Dr. Clio Rubino’s Neurocritical Care Society Podcast! “In this week’s episode, Dr Lauren Koffman is joined by Dr Clio Rubinos to discuss her recent article in Currents – The Tower of Babel: Translating the ICU-EEG Nomenclature in Spanish.”  

Bob Greenwood Awarded Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award

October 4, 2023

Dr. Bob Greenwood has been given the Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievment Award for all of his amazing work within the field of Child Neurology! The Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to CNS Members in recognition of a life-long commitment to child neurology, patient care, and humanism in medicine. Recipients … Read more