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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

Neurology Day 2024

February 29, 2024

Call for Abstracts Submission: We welcome abstracts on all neurology-related research. Submissions should be concise and informative, limited to a single PDF page. The format is flexible, but the content must be clearly readable when printed on an A4 paper. Figures and tables are allowed as long as they fit within the page limit. To submit your abstract, please … 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

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. 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

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

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

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