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REBOOT Coma! (REsting state fMRI BOLD Offers Opportunity for Treatment in Coma).

May 10, 2023

With the support of Neurology Clinical Research Pilot Award, the clinical resting state functional MRI service will launch a new clinical trial aiming to transform the treatment of brain injury patients with unnoticed seizures. Seizures are often hard to notice in comatose patients, resulting in prolonged recovery periods and suboptimal outcomes. This trial utilizes resting … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Nina Browner on 15 years of service to UNC at Chapel Hill

May 1, 2023

With our sincerest gratitude, the Department of Neurology extends our warmest congratulations to Dr. Nina Browner on reaching 15 years of employment with UNC Chapel Hill! Dr. Browner, along with 385 other employees of UNC-Chapel Hill who have reached the same milestone this year, deserve the well earned recognition for unwavering service and outstanding work. … Continued

Neurology News – April 2023

April 27, 2023

Neurology quarterly newsletter for 2023. Look out for our next one in July 2023!   Faculty: Muge Gucsavas Calikoglu, MD, MPH Dr. Muge Gucsavas Calikoglu, who holds positions as Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Assistant Director of the Medical Genetics Residency Program, has been named an adjunct professor of the Division of … Continued

UNC Office of Technology Commercialization Awarded the Cohen lab to Advance Gene Therapies for ALS Patients

April 27, 2023

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) works in partnership with investigators to effectively manage the identification, evaluation, protection, translation and commercialization of impactful inventions and technologies. On April 25, 2023, OTC awarded Dr. Todd Cohen’s lab a Technology Commercialization Grant. Cohen explains, “We will be using this support from the Office of Technology Commercialization … Continued

Shih lab members published on Nature Communications, Science Advances, and Nature Neuroscience

April 11, 2023

Researchers in the Shih lab published novel findings on causal control of the anterior insular cortex on the default mode network of the brain using selective neural stimulation (Nature Communications, featured as an Editor’s highlight article), and multi-channel optical recording of neural activity changes during fMRI (Science Advances, see also Press release, Video News Coverage, and the interview … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued