Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

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2019 Carolyn P. Horchow Women's Health Symposium

 

"Exploring the Ultimate Frontier: Inspired Insights into the Brain" is the focus of the Women's Health Symposium coming up in March at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Some of the featured speakers include Drs. Marc Diamond, Benjamin Greenberg, Elizabeth Maher, and Brendan Kelley.

Dr. Darin Okuda receives award for findings in MS research using 3-D technology

 

Dr. Darin Okuda and his team won Best Abstract Award at the International Congress on Advanced Treatments & Technologies in Multiple Sclerosis held recently in London, where Dr. Okuda presented the team's data. They discovered that 3-D technology can provide crucial information about the lesions that cause MS.

DNA vaccine reduces both toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s

 

Drs. Roger Rosenberg and Doris Lambracht-Washington have developed a vaccine that has safely reduced in animal models two proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease. Read more about the promising research that scientists say may pave the way to a clinical trial.

Dr. Trung Nguyen awarded research grant for Alzheimer's study

 

Trung Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, received a Junior Investigator research grant from Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium for his study titled "Tau Strains in the Alzheimer’s Disease – Lewy Body Disease Clinicopathological Spectrum." Dr. Nguyen will collaborate with Charles White, M.D., of Pathology and Marc Diamond, M.D., of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases to determine if there are any correlations between pathological strains of tau and clinical manifestation of disease.

Dr. Mehari Gebreyohanns recognized for contributions to Ethiopian community

 

Mehari Gebreyohanns, M.D., was honored for his service to the Ethiopian community, both locally and in his native Ethiopia. He received the Award of Excellence for outstanding community service from the Mutual Assistance Association for the Ethiopian Community in Dallas. Dr. Gebreyohanns provides stroke education in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and founded the BORNE initiative which provides stroke education, training, and resources for healthcare workers in Ethiopia.