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Head for the Cure 5K 2024

February 28, 2024

Head for the Cure 5K 2024 was an incredible success! A record number of participants gathered at Southern Village in Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, February 25, 2024 to support Brain Cancer treatment and research. Through incredible community support, Head for the Cure 2024 beat it’s own previous fundraising efforts! Thank you to everyone who … Read more

Neurocritical Care Fellowship ACGME Accredited!

February 28, 2024

  The UNC Neurocritical Care fellowship obtained ACGME accreditation in January 2024.  The two-year fellowship graduated the first fellow in 2016 and has expanded to two positions per year since 2018.  The fellows rotate through a 22-bed neurocritical care (NCC) unit and other critical care electives, with an emphasis on milestones and progressive responsibility, extensive formative … Read more

Dr. Rebecca Traub Elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Neuology

February 20, 2024

Congratulations! Dr. Rebecca Traub has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). Fellow status recognizes outstanding work and accomplishments in neurosciences, clinical neurology, academic/administrative neurology, within the AAN, and the community. Traub specializes in neuromuscular diseases, as well as inflammatory and hereditary nerve and muscle conditions. She serves as the … Read more

Soma Sengupta MD, Ph.D., MBA, FRCP (UK), FAAN, FANA

February 14, 2024

Dr. Sengupta is a clinical professor and the vice chairs of Philanthropy & Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement in the Department of Neurology. Born in Kolkata, India, and raised in England, UK. Dr. Sengupta earned her medical degree and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, and her MBA and healthcare graduate certification from the … Read more

UNC Neurology Joins NIH StrokeNet Clinical Trials Network

January 23, 2024

This article was originally published by UNC School of Medicine on January 9,2024. UNC School of Medicine contact: Mark Derewicz, Director of Research News. David Y. Hwang, MD, professor of neurology and division chief of neurocritical care, is co-principal investigator along with colleagues at Duke for a new eastern North Carolina and southern Virginia stroke … Read more

Promotion – Dr. Olm-Shipman!

January 11, 2024

UNC Neurology is please to announce the promotion of Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman from Clinical Assistant Profess to Clinical Associate Professor based on excellence in clinical activity. Dr. Olm-Shipman currently serves as Neurology Vice Chair of Quality Improvement, Interim Leader of UNC Hospital Neuroscience Service Line, Associate Director of UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement, and … Read more

Neurology Research Highlights 2023

January 11, 2024

  Clinical Research: Irena Dujmovic Basuroski, MD led the UNC MS center to Comprehensive Care recognition. Monica M. Diaz, MD received an Alzheimer’s Association research grant to study frailty and dementia among elderly in Eastern Uganda. Gwenn A. Garden, MD, PhD contributed to understanding microglia in AD (Prater et al., Nature Aging). James F. Howard … Read more