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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

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 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!  

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

Dr. James Howard has a hand in ME&MGopen clinical study

September 27, 2023

Press Release Courtesy of EIN Presswire and Ad Scientiam. The ME&MGopen study has already recruited 165 patients in the USA and 11 in Canada. This innovative program is supported by Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. PARIS, FRANCE, September 21, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Generalized Myasthenia Gravis (gMG) is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes fatigue and … Read more

LAMP Cohort Selected

September 5, 2023

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development has selected the 2023 – 2024 cohort of the Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP). Twenty-four exceptional junior faculty from 15 different departments will participate in the 8-month long career development series. LAMP was piloted for two years in the Department of Family Medicine and is designed … Read more