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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 / — 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

Dr. Weiting Zhang received a new NIH R21 award and promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor within the Department of Neurology

June 29, 2023

Dr. Weiting Zhang, a staff scientist in Ian Shih’s lab, has received a new NIH R21 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The award provides two years of research funding and aims to dissect the neural origins of interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity in the striatum using fMRI, chemogenetics, and spectral fiber … Read more

Academy of Educators Accomplishments

June 21, 2023

Congratulations to Neurology faculty and trainees for their recent Academy of Educator (AOE) accomplishments. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm, dedication, and talents as UNC AOE educators. Newly Inducted AOE Members: Dr. Tamara Strohm         TAR HEEL Resident-as-Teacher Graduates Dr. Diana Ontiveros         FLAGship (Faculty/Fellow Leadership And Growth) … Read more

The (not so rare) Epilepsies: Hard to Diagnose & Hard to Treat ECHO course

March 20, 2023

Dr. Senyene Hunter has been invited to participate as faculty in an ECHO program that focuses on rare epilepsies. This program has been organized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in partnership with the Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) and the Epilepsy Foundation. As a faculty member, Dr. Hunter will have an excellent opportunity to … Read more

Dr. Shahzad Khan announced as an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, and the Department of Neurology

February 27, 2023

The UNC departments of Neurology and Cell Biology & Physiology look forward to welcoming Dr. Shahzad Khan as an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology.    Dr. Khan obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Virginia, under the mentorship of George Bloom, Ph.D. In Dr. Bloom’s … Read more

Lau 2022 Recipient of a Seed Funding Award in Neuropalliative Care

December 1, 2022

Dr. Winnie Lau is a 2022 recipient of a Seed Funding Award in Neuropalliative Care from the International Neuropalliative Care Society. Dr. Lau is Assistant Professor of UNC Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care Division. She also serves as the Program Director of the UNC Adult Neurology Residency Program and Associate Program Director of the Neurocritical … Read more

Dr. Yen-Yu Ian Shih announced as Neurology’s Vice Chair for Research

August 12, 2022

UNC Neurology is excited to announce Dr. Yen-Yu Ian Shih as its next Vice Chair for Research. Dr. Shih has over 10 years of research experience at UNC Neurology, joining the faculty in 2012 and appointed Associate Professor in 2017. Along with his position in Neurology, Dr. Shih has also served as Associate Director of … Read more