Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

Dr. Joachim Herz named the first Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s research

Dr. Joachim Herz named the first Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s research

 

A new Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research has been established at UT Southwestern Medical Center through generous funding from the Presbyterian Village North Foundation; and Dr. Joachim Herz has been named the inaugural holder.

Autism treatments may restore brain connections

Autism treatments may restore brain connections

 

A study led by Dr. Craig Powell has identified a pair of autism treatments that may restore brain function to patients who lack a gene needed to maintain connections between neurons.

Kelley named Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Kelley named Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

 

Brendan Kelley, M.D., joins UT Southwestern as Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics.

NNRC holds inaugural symposium

NNRC holds inaugural symposium

 

Dr. DaiWai Olson established the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center in 2013 to train and support nurses who want to conduct research studies.

Dr. Bradley Lega collaboration results in identification of more than 100 memory genes

Dr. Bradley Lega collaboration results in identification of more than 100 memory genes

 

Dr. Bradley Lega teamed up with Dr. Genevieve Konopka on a study which led to the identification of more than 100 genes linked to memory.

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Melanie Truong, D.O., selected for International Headache Academy

Melanie Truong, D.O., selected for International Headache Academy

 

Dr. Melanie Truong has been selected to attend the American Headache Society 2018 International Headache Academy. The three-day intensive training program is designed to inspire a long-term commitment to Headache Medicine in young neurologists and research scientists. Dr. Truong is a fourth-year neurology resident.

Neuroimaging Symposium on January 26

Neuroimaging Symposium on January 26

 

Learn about the research collaborations between the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern and the University of Texas at Dallas that use neuroimaging to gain more insight into brain and spine disorders. The Neuroimaging Symposium will be held at UTSW's T. Boone Pickens Auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. Kyle Blackburn named James T. Lubin Fellow

Dr. Kyle Blackburn named James T. Lubin Fellow

 

Adult Neurology Chief Resident Dr. Kyle Blackburn has been selected as a 2018-2019 Transverse Myelitis Association James T. Lubin Fellow. This program supports the post-residency training of clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine specializing in rare neuro-immune disorders of the central nervous system.

Dr. Jaya Trivedi chosen for American Academy of Neurology leadership program

Dr. Jaya Trivedi chosen for American Academy of Neurology leadership program

 

Dr. Jaya Trivedi has been selected for the American Academy of Neurology’s Transforming Leaders Program. Dr. Trivedi was chosen for her accomplishments as a neuromuscular specialist and medical director of the UT Southwestern Neurology Clinic.

Dr. Laura Lacritz receives 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Laura Lacritz receives 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

 

Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, is one of six UT Southwestern faculty members named recipients of the 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.