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February 5, 2021

Senior Clinician Scientist Investigator (SCSI) Award

Dr. Michael Wang has received a Senior Clinician Scientist Investigator (SCSI) Award from the Biomedical Laboratory R&D (BLRD) Service.

The purpose of the SCSI Award is to provide outstanding senior BLRD clinician scientists with longer term, flexible support to maintain their laboratory infrastructure, retain key staff, and explore

January 27, 2021

Epilepsy Multiplatform Variant Prediction

This Center Without Walls will develop a modular, highly integrated platform approach to accelerate determination of the functional, pharmacological, neuronal network and whole animal consequences of genetic variants among a range of clinical epilepsy types.

January 11, 2021

Back on Duty at the Fire Station

A first responder found himself in need of medical care during the initial surges of the pandemic, when his concussion symptoms left him miserable for most of the spring and summer.

December 23, 2020

People in Rural Areas Less Likely to Receive Specialty Care for Neurologic Conditions

A new study has found that while the prevalence of neurologic conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) is consistent across the U.S., the distribution of neurologists is not, and people in more rural areas may be less likely to receive specialty care for certain neurologic conditions. The study, funded

December 21, 2020

2021 A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award

The American Academy of Neurology believes that excellent teachers deserve recognition for their contributions to improving neurology now and in the future. Teaching binds students, residents, faculty, other clinicians, researchers, and patients together and helps make our daily work more meaningful. Dr. Andrew Romeo has been selected as the

December 21, 2020

2021 Clerkship Coordinator Recognition Award

This award is intended to acknowledge the essential function of neurology clerkship coordinators in medical student education. Clerkship coordinators face many challenges supporting the administration of a neurology clerkship. The award is meant to recognize neurology clerkship coordinators whose creativity and innovation is crucial in ensuring

December 2, 2020

Declining Use of Neurological Eponyms in Cases Where a Non-eponymous Alternative Exists

Eponyms are common in neurology, but their use is controversial. Recent studies have demonstrated increasing eponym use over time in the scientific literature, but it is unclear whether this is a result of authors choosing to use eponyms more frequently, or is merely a product of increasing rates of scientific publication. Our goal was to

November 24, 2020

Eight U-M Scientists, Engineers Named 2020 AAAS Fellows

Eight University of Michigan faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The U-M researchers are among 489 newly elected fellows announced today by AAAS.

October 19, 2020

Dr. Henry Paulson Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

October 12, 2020

Early Awareness Towards Epilepsy Transition

A lack of awareness or guidance in the process of patients seeing a pediatric epilepsy care specialist to an adult care specialist can make the transition process for a patient with epilepsy difficult. Sucheta M. Joshi, MD, MS, described it as “a truck hitting you,” for those who come into the transition process with little to no understanding