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Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

June 10, 2017

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger researchers led by member Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, report in the latest in a series of attempts to shut down the energy production machinery in medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The findings may help researchers identify a suitable therapeutic target within the sugar metabolism pathway, and provide clues to a scientific mystery surrounding the confounding way that some cancer cells get energy from sugar.

Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

May 2, 2017

The UNC Department of Neurology is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Caroline Klein, who died on April 27.

Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

April 30, 2017

Join us in Cary, NC on Sunday, April 30th at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Regency Park. Proceeds from this event will benefit UNC’s Department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative.

Division Spotlight: Pediatric Neurology

April 7, 2017

Paul R. Carney, MD joined the Department of Neurology last fall as the new Chief of Pediatric Neurology, a role well-served by Dr. Robert S. Greenwood for over 33 years.

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

April 3, 2017

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announced that three labs were selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease research being conducted at UNC. Rick Meeker, PhD, professor of neurology, Todd Cohen, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, are co-principal investigators on the ECBR pilot Inflammation, Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Vulnerability. Other Neurology team members working on this research project include Paul Carney, MD, professor and chief of pediatric neurology and Tom DeMarse, PhD, research assistant professor of neurology.

Introducing our new fellows and residents

March 17, 2017

UNC Department of Neurology is proud to introduce our newly matched fellows and residents. The fellows will join us on July 1, 2017, and our residents will start on June 24, 2017.