Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics



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.

2018 International Neuroscience Nursing Research Symposium


Our Neuroscience Nursing Research Center will hold its second annual research symposium in Dallas on Saturday, August 11. The event will focus on innovative aspects of neuroscience nursing research by addressing recent literature, methodology, results, and clinical implications of clinical nursing research trials.

2018 Kids & Pros Youth Football Clinic


The nonprofit program Kids & Pros will offer a free Youth Football Clinic at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium on July 28. This event is presented by the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and sponsored by UT Southwestern O’Donnell Brain Institute. Current and former NFL players will be on hand to incorporate safe tackling techniques and position fundamentals training, along with character-based lessons. The event also offers didactic and hands-on simulation components and is approved for 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit.