Neurology

The latest Neurology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Innovative Joint Program to Offer World’s First Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Degree

The world’s first bachelor’s degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science (NDSS) has received approval from the UNC Board of Governors. This innovative, online degree will be available through UNC Charlotte's College of Health and Human Service’s Kinesiology Department in collaboration with UNC’s Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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Rosanne Griffith:  In Search of the New Normal

Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal

A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.

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Adult & Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units open April 1

UNC Neurosciences is proud to announce the opening of an adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) effective April 1. The adult and pediatric units will each consist of five beds and be located on 6 Neurosciences and 6 Children’s respectively.

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Gershon receives NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award

Gershon receives NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award

Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, has received a four-year National Institutes of Health Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award grant from the National Institute of Neurologic Disease and Stroke.

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Neurology Infusion Clinic a hospital-based clinic beginning March 1

The Neurology Infusion Clinic will convert from physician-based to a hospital-based clinic on March 1. The clinic is located on the ground floor of the Neurosciences Hospital. The clinic provides outpatient infusion services to patients with a neurological illness.

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Surgical bypass procedure in the skull does not reduce risk of stroke recurrence

Surgical bypass procedure in the skull does not reduce risk of stroke recurrence

A multi-center clinical trial led by Dr. William Powers of UNC finds that the surgical procedure did not lower the risk of subsequent stroke for people who’ve had a minor stroke.

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Weili Lin, PhD, appointed Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine

Weili Lin, PhD, appointed Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine

The professorship was established with a gift from Dr. L.Y. Soo, a 1955 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his wife, Dr. Dixie Lee Boney Soo of Chapel Hill, N.C.

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UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.

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real doctors, real people - James Howard

real doctors, real people - James Howard

Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.

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Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.

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SOM researchers win NARSAD Young Investigator grants

Three SOM researchers have won Young Investigator Grants from NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Fund. Grant winners are John A. Allen, PhD, postdoctoral trainee, pharmacology; Sarah J. Hart, PhD, research associate, psychiatry; and Thomas L. Kash, PhD, assistant professor, pharmacology.

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Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous system’s wiring

This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.

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UNC Hospitals Imaging and Spine Center now open

The facility is located on the corner of NC Highway 54 and Finley Golf Course Road.

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Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.

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ACNP announces Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience Award

ACNP announces Integrative Behavioral Neuroscience Award

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) will award a new $35,000 prize in integrative behavioral neuroscience in December. David Rubinow, MD, Chair of Psychiatry, is the president of the ACNP.

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Surgery Services opens 5 West and new Neuroscience ICU

On May 6, the 8-bed Neurosurgery ICU is expanding to become the 16-bed Neuroscience ICU (NSICU). The unit is expanding on 2 Anderson and incorporating a new, dynamic interdisciplinary team. This is an exciting time for us as NSICU begins providing comprehensive Neuro-specialty care.

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Surgery Services opens 5 West and new Neuroscience ICU

On May 6, the 8-bed Neurosurgery ICU is expanding to become the 16-bed Neuroscience ICU (NSICU). The unit is expanding on 2 Anderson and incorporating a new, dynamic interdisciplinary team. This is an exciting time for us as NSICU begins providing comprehensive Neuro-specialty care.

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Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

Brain changes associated with Fragile X take place before age two

These results, from the first longitudinal brain imaging studies of children with Fragile X Syndrome, were published online in this week’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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