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Neurology Research Highlights 2023

January 11, 2024

  Clinical Research: Irena Dujmovic Basuroski, MD led the UNC MS center to Comprehensive Care recognition. Monica M. Diaz, MD received an Alzheimer’s Association research grant to study frailty and dementia among elderly in Eastern Uganda. Gwenn A. Garden, MD, PhD contributed to understanding microglia in AD (Prater et al., Nature Aging). James F. Howard … Read more

Dr. Monica Maria Diaz highlighted by University of California Global Health Institute

December 15, 2023

Sharing from the University of California’s Global Health Institute: Dr. Stephen Ojiambo Wandera and Dr. Monica Maria Diaz at Makerere University. “The GloCal Health Fellowship is excited to share that two of its alumni are collaborating on a new research study to assess dementia and frailty among older persons in rural Eastern Uganda. Dr. Stephen … Read more

Zilucoplan Approved by FDA for Treatment of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis in Adults

October 23, 2023

James F. Howard, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease, Professor of Neurology, Medicine and Allied Health at the UNC School of Medicine, was the lead investigator of the clinical trial. James F. Howard, Jr., MD UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced on October 17th that ZILBRYSQ® (zilucoplan) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug … Read more

Dr. Miriam Sklerov Awarded James Wood Junior Faculty Award!

October 18, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Miriam Sklerov for being awarded the James Wood Junior Faculty Award! Dr. Sklerov was nominated by Dr. Gwen Garden and a letter in support of this nomination was also submitted by Dr. Eran Dayan. She will be giving a speech during 2023 research week!  

SOM Helped Department Allocate Research Infrastructure Equipment

October 18, 2023

The School of Medicine has provided The Department of Neurology $35,360 to support the purchase of the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 6 Flex Real-Time PCR! About the device and how it will aid the department: How genes are expressed and the amount of their transcript (i.e., gene expression) is a staple of many labs that can … 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