Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

Dr. Kan Ding studies how exercise can protect against weak brain fiber, Alzheimer's risk

Dr. Kan Ding studies how exercise can protect against weak brain fiber, Alzheimer's risk

 

Dr. Kan Ding is lead author on a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease which finds more evidence that exercise improves brain health, helping to prevent or slow cognitive decline.

Social behavior restored via brain stimulation

Social behavior restored via brain stimulation

 

Dr. Peter Tsai and his co-researchers from the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have discovered that some of the social impairments in children with autism could be corrected with brain stimulation to a certain part of the cerebellum.

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.

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Dr. Juan Pascual promoted to Professor

Dr. Juan Pascual promoted to Professor

 

Juan Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. Dr. Pascual has secondary appointments in Pediatrics, Physiology and the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development. His clinical and research focus is on rare brain diseases in children.

Dr. Mark Goldberg to moderate SOLUNA International Music & Arts event

Dr. Mark Goldberg to moderate SOLUNA International Music & Arts event

 

The Dallas Symphony Association and the O'Donnell Brain Institute will host the 4th annual "Music and the Brain," part of the SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in May. World-renowned brain scientists and clinicians will discuss music and art’s incredible power to shape young minds and influence early childhood learning.

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.