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Dr. Miriam Sklerov won K23 for “Investigation of non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of apathy”

August 18, 2023

Dr. Miriam Sklerov, of the Neurology Movement Disorders Center at UNC recently won a K23 through the NIMH, for her project, “Investigation of non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of apathy”. They will be recruiting people with Parkinson’s disease to investigate the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on apathy using a behavioral task and EEG. … Read more

Dr. Shih Receives a $2.4M Grant for Brain Imaging Techniques

August 18, 2023

UNC Neurology Researcher Dr. Ian Shih Receives a $2.4M NIH Grant to Improve Functional Brain Imaging Techniques! Dr. Ian Shih, Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the UNC Department of Neurology, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to transform functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods. Shih’s … Read more

Ukrainian Refugee Seeks Brain Tumor Treatment at UNC Health

July 31, 2023

I am happy that I am in the USA where I can meet good people and doctors, have good treatment, and good results.” Hanna with neuro-oncologist Dr. Yasmeen Rauf and neurosurgical oncologist Dr. Dominique Higgins. Hanna is a Ukrainian refugee who came to the United States in September of 2022 as part of the United … Read more

11-year-old Donates Caps for Epilepsy Patients

July 24, 2023

For 11 year-old Harper Key’s birthday, she raised money to give back to children with epilepsy at UNC Hospitals. Her goal was to raise enough to donate 11 NillyNoggin caps, which make having an EEG (a test to measure brain activity) more comfortable. She ended up raising enough to donate 38 caps from the Hannahtopia … Read more

Dr. Melissa Johnson Presents at 2023 International Stroke Conference

July 6, 2023

Dr. Melissa Johnson, UNC Neurology stroke fellow, was invited to present at the 2023 International Stroke Conference for the Trainee Case Discussions Invited Speakers Symposium. Dr. Johnson discussed a complex case of a pediatric patient with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis who failed medical management and underwent successful venous sinus mechanical thrombectomy. She highlighted the importance … Read more

UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus AIRC Receives Upgrade

July 6, 2023

The News of Orange County recently published an article about the recent renovations to the UNC Hospital Hillsborough Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Center (AIRC). Located on the seventh-floor bed tower at UNC Memorial Hospital, the AIRC helps optimize patient recovery for a broad scope of conditions, including spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, amputation, musculoskeletal disorders, … 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

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 … Read more