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UNC Undergraduate work in Neurology

April 19, 2024

Within the department of Neurology, UNC undergraduates are offered the opportunity to join faculty research labs. One such lab is Dr. Boerwinkle’s RS-fMRI Lab which supports several undergraduate students – like Aryan Kodali. Kodali recently applied for the UNC 2024 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship with the proposal “NeuroConnect – An Integrative Analysis of resting state … Read more

Collaboration Between the Shih Lab and Stanford University Sheds Light on the Function of Retrosplenial Cortex in Spatial Exploration

April 18, 2024

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (, Dr. Harry Chao from the Shih Lab and researchers in Stanford University have provided new insights into the brain’s default mode network (DMN), particularly focusing on the retrosplenial cortex’s role in spatial exploration. Traditionally, the DMN has been studied under behaviorally … Read more

2024 Carolina Care Excellence Awards!

April 1, 2024

Each year, UNC Hospitals & UNC Faculty Physicians celebrate the empathy and expertise of UNC Health physicians and advanced practice providers. Based on UNC Hospitals Press Ganey Medical Practice survey, 205 of UNC Health providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationally. The honorees receive 2024 UNC Hospitals & UNC Faculty … Read more

UNC Epilepsy Center Accredited as Level IV Epilepsy Center

March 26, 2024

The UNC Epilepsy Center has received reaccreditation as a Level IV Epilepsy Center from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). This accreditation level indicates that the center offers advanced neurodiagnostic monitoring and comprehensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment. Level 4 centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes and a … Read more

Dr. Monica Diaz talks with Neurology Today

March 26, 2024

Dr. Monica Diaz spoke with Neurology Today about her work in Peru and the UNC Neurology Residency Exchange Program. Dr. Diaz coordinates exchange program in the city of Lima, Peru at the public hospital, Cayetano Heredia Hospital.   Ideally, Dr. Diaz said, “residents will learn how to truly rely on the neurologic exam to make … Read more

New Paper from Clinical Neurology focuses on Billing & the Patient Experience

March 21, 2024

A new article out of UNC Neurology focuses on Managing Patient Dissatisfaction and Billing Reconsideration Requests in Outpatient Clinics, authored in partnership by Jorge L Almodovar MD,  Heather Ritchie, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Sharmila Soares MSN, RN, CNRN,. This article will be published in the April 2024 issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration. Understanding how drivers … Read more

Neurology teams up with Neurosurgery & BRIC for Focused Ultrasound Therapies

March 21, 2024

On the late afternoon of March, 19, 2024 faculty, staff, patients, and stakeholders from Neurology, Neurosurgery, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC), UNC Hospitals, and UNC School of Medicine gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Focused Ultrasound program at Marsico on UNC campus. Focused Ultrasound therapies involve an exciting new technology at UNC … Read more

Matched! Adult & Child Neurology Residents

March 15, 2024

The Adult Neuro and Child Neuro residency programs are pleased to announce our newly matched residents! Thank you for all the support of our residency coordinator team, our faculty, and our top rated residents for helping recruit and match this stellar group of future residents. Residents – we extend a warm welcome to UNC Neurology … Read more