Skip to main content

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

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

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!