R21 NINDS Grant Awarded to Dr. Lauren Sansing
An R21 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS) has been awarded to Principal Investigator Dr. Lauren Sansing, MD, MS, FAHA, FANA. The R21NS108060 grant is entitled “Manipulation of metabolic pathways to enhance human macrophage phenotypes after ICH.”
ACTG names second new award for Kevin Robertson
Serena Spudich, MD, professor of neurology and chief of Neurological Infections & Global Neurology at Yale University, is the first recipient of this award named in honor of beloved UNC neurology professor Kevin Robertson.Source: UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine
WHRY Launches Studies on Endometrial Cancer, Addiction to Opioids, and Stroke
While continuing to focus on the impacts of COVID-19, the center has enlarged its research portfolio to include new projects on the prevention of endometrial cancer in a growing cohort of women at high risk, non-opioid pain management following a cesarean section for women with opioid use disorder who are in recovery, and sex differences in stroke.
NIMH Grant Awarded to Dr. Serena Spudich
new R01 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has been awarded to Principal Investigator Dr. Serena Spudich. The R01MH125396 grant, “PET imaging of synaptic density combined with neuroimmunologic measures to reveal mechanism of HIV Neuropathogenesis during ART,” began on 9/15/20 and was awarded for 5 years (to 7/31/25).
Neurology Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Elects Co-Chairs
The Department of Neurology has elected three Co-Chairs to lead its Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI): Dr. Kunal Desai, MD (Faculty Co-Chair), Dr. LaShae Nicholson, PhD (Staff C-Chair), and Dr. Razaz Mageid, MD (Trainee Co-Chair).
Dr. Emily Gilmore & ELECTRO-BOOST Team Awarded $3.25M NINDS Grant
Principal Investigators Dr. Emily Gilmore, MD (Yale), Dr. Kan Ding, MD (UTSW), and Dr. Eric Rosenthal, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital) have received a $3.25 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for their project entitled: "ELECTRO-BOOST: Electroencephalography for cerebral trauma recovery and oxygenation."
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
Neurology Establishes Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Neurology’s new Committee on Diversity and Inclusion convened for the first time on Friday, June 26, 2020. The committee’s purpose is to promote diversity within the department’s education, career development, and leadership initiatives.
Improving treatment for psychogenic seizures: “This is a group of patients that we are taking less seriously”
Tolchin designed a study - and is currently developing an app - using motivational interviewing (MI) as an intervention to improve treatment adherence in people with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).Source: newswise