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Meet our new faculty

August 1, 2017

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.

Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

June 10, 2017

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.

Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

May 2, 2017

The UNC Department of Neurology is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Caroline Klein, who died on April 27.

Division Spotlight: Pediatric Neurology

April 7, 2017

Paul R. Carney, MD joined the Department of Neurology last fall as the new Chief of Pediatric Neurology, a role well-served by Dr. Robert S. Greenwood for over 33 years.

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

April 3, 2017

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.