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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 2023

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

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more