UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute

We aim to advance our understanding of brain diseases and injury to develop better treatments for patients with spine and brain disorders. Neurology, Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Stroke, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Inpatient Psychiatry, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

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Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

Dr. Meitra Doty, a UT Southwestern psychiatrist, has worked with high-risk pregnancy patients for eight years, helping them cope with anxiety and depression caused by pregnancy complications. Dr. Doty brings personal insight to her work after she herself was hospitalized with obstetric complications two years ago. In this MedBlog, Dr. Doty explains how UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital staff and physicians support expectant and new moms with mental health concerns. https://bit.ly/2UDOxMP

Dr. Meitra Doty, a UT Southwestern psychiatrist, has worked with high-risk pregnancy patients for eight years, helping them cope with anxiety and depression caused by pregnancy complications. Dr. Doty brings personal insight to her work after she herself was hospitalized with obstetric complications two years ago. In this MedBlog, Dr. Doty explains how UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital staff and physicians support expectant and new moms with mental health concerns. https://bit.ly/2UDOxMP

Timeline Photos 07/22/2021

Join us for the Journey support group for #stroke survivors at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's virtual meeting will focus on medication management with Leslie Erfe, BSN, RN, CRRN, Assistant Unit Manager for the inpatient rehab units at Parkland Health and Hospital System. https://fb.me/e/UDfRdpTU

Join us for the Journey support group for #stroke survivors at 6:30 p.m. Tonight's virtual meeting will focus on medication management with Leslie Erfe, BSN, RN, CRRN, Assistant Unit Manager for the inpatient rehab units at Parkland Health and Hospital System. https://fb.me/e/UDfRdpTU

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/22/2021

Dr. Elan Louis, Chair of UT Southwestern Neurology, is co-editor on the latest edition of Merritt's Neurology, a landmark text in clinical neurology. The text is known for its unparalleled guidance on neurologic protocols, treatment guidelines, clinical pathways, therapeutic recommendations, and imaging. Congratulations, Dr. Louis!

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/20/2021

Dr. Salah Aoun has a new tool to help his patients with complex spine disorders. For some cases, he creates a 3D-printed replica of the section of a patient's #spine targeted for surgery. Dr. Aoun says the model can translate to less surgical time, less time spent under anesthesia, lower risk of infection, and quicker recovery. Learn more. https://bit.ly/3hRovP4

07/19/2021

Please join us in recognizing Mary Tanner, Physical Therapist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy, on her 25 years of service at UT Southwestern. Mary credits her success to her friendly and outgoing personality. In 2018, she was honored with the UT Southwestern Strauss Award for her leadership skills as well as being an effective team player. Get to know more about Mary - https://bit.ly/3rsp311.

Please join us in recognizing Mary Tanner, Physical Therapist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy, on her 25 years of service at UT Southwestern. Mary credits her success to her friendly and outgoing personality. In 2018, she was honored with the UT Southwestern Strauss Award for her leadership skills as well as being an effective team player. Get to know more about Mary - https://bit.ly/3rsp311.

07/16/2021

Congratulations to Psychiatry resident Dr. Matthew Yung for being selected as a Scholar of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI). As part of this experience, Dr. Yung will attend workshops through NNCI, teach neuroscience through the program at UT Southwestern, develop his own project in curriculum development, and help facilitate the online BRAIN 2021 course. Learn more about the NNCI Scholars Program here: https://bit.ly/3epbWIC.

Congratulations to Psychiatry resident Dr. Matthew Yung for being selected as a Scholar of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI). As part of this experience, Dr. Yung will attend workshops through NNCI, teach neuroscience through the program at UT Southwestern, develop his own project in curriculum development, and help facilitate the online BRAIN 2021 course. Learn more about the NNCI Scholars Program here: https://bit.ly/3epbWIC.

07/14/2021

Today we are recognizing Ronnie Brown, Senior Research Associate for the Department of Neurological Surgery, for his 25 years of service to UT Southwestern. Ronnie's co-workers describe him as someone who is consistent in reaching his goals and works best under pressure. Ronnie, we appreciate all that you do for the field of Neurological Surgery and UTSW! https://bit.ly/36I7kcd

Today we are recognizing Ronnie Brown, Senior Research Associate for the Department of Neurological Surgery, for his 25 years of service to UT Southwestern. Ronnie's co-workers describe him as someone who is consistent in reaching his goals and works best under pressure. Ronnie, we appreciate all that you do for the field of Neurological Surgery and UTSW! https://bit.ly/36I7kcd

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/13/2021

Drs. Madhukar Trivedi (top photo) and Joseph Trombello have been awarded funding for their 3-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) R34 grant. The project will study targeted interventions delivered via telehealth to increase physical activity among sedentary participants with moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms. #psychiatry

Timeline Photos 07/09/2021

UT Southwestern is one of only a few medical centers in the country that has multiple experts who treat #moyamoya disease, a rare condition that can lead to a #stroke. Learn more from Neurosurgeon Dr. Babu Welch in this MedBlog. https://bit.ly/3e2aQCv

UT Southwestern is one of only a few medical centers in the country that has multiple experts who treat #moyamoya disease, a rare condition that can lead to a #stroke. Learn more from Neurosurgeon Dr. Babu Welch in this MedBlog. https://bit.ly/3e2aQCv

Timeline Photos 07/08/2021

Dr. Kalil Abdullah and his research team were awarded one of the most competitive grants given by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The RO1 grant will support Dr. Abdullah's research focused on the metabolism of #glioblastomas and how they use micronutrients to grow and evade radiation and chemotherapy. The research team has identified a drug that targets a metabolic pathway necessary for glioblastoma growth and survival.

Dr. Kalil Abdullah and his research team were awarded one of the most competitive grants given by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The RO1 grant will support Dr. Abdullah's research focused on the metabolism of #glioblastomas and how they use micronutrients to grow and evade radiation and chemotherapy. The research team has identified a drug that targets a metabolic pathway necessary for glioblastoma growth and survival.

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/07/2021

Come for the art, stay for the science! Not only did a new study from Drs. Genevieve Konopka and Brad Lega make the front cover of Cell Press, so did original artwork from Melissa Logies (not pictured), UTSW Neurosurgery's science and medical illustrator. The study investigates cell-specific gene expression patterns of the human hippocampus. Congrats to all! https://bit.ly/3AEDnI4

Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, was awarded a lifetime appointment on the National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Heitman’s appointment is in recognition of her service to the NAS Board on Life Sciences. Her work focuses on cultural aspects of ethics in clinical medicine, biomedical science, and public health.

Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, was awarded a lifetime appointment on the National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Heitman’s appointment is in recognition of her service to the NAS Board on Life Sciences. Her work focuses on cultural aspects of ethics in clinical medicine, biomedical science, and public health.

Timeline Photos 07/02/2021

Dr. Jessica Kiarashi was lead author on a new publication that shows how racism, socioeconomic status, and geographical location contributed to inequities in treating #headache
disorders. Dr. Kiarashi, Assistant Professor of Neurology, says she hopes the research facilitates progress toward addressing the disparities. Read more: https://bit.ly/3jws5zg

Dr. Jessica Kiarashi was lead author on a new publication that shows how racism, socioeconomic status, and geographical location contributed to inequities in treating #headache
disorders. Dr. Kiarashi, Assistant Professor of Neurology, says she hopes the research facilitates progress toward addressing the disparities. Read more: https://bit.ly/3jws5zg

JNS20-3527 Video 1 07/01/2021

JNS20-3527 Video 1

Did you know that our Neurosurgery Department got its start at UT Southwestern in 1956? Since then, the department has created innovative solutions for brain surgery and along the way, gained a strong international reputation. Learn more about the growth of UTSW #Neurosurgery in this video with Dr. Chris Taylor. https://bit.ly/3Aji9PK

JNS20-3527 Video 1 Video 1. Neurosurgery at UT Southwestern: 1956–2020. This video briefly describes three leaders of the department, the assassination of President Kennedy,…

Photos from UT Southwestern Neurology Residency Program's post 06/29/2021

Our new Neurology interns have arrived in Dallas. The Neurology department threw them a welcome party complete with a taco truck. Happy you are all here and have a great year!

Timeline Photos 06/26/2021

DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., RN, was awarded a D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award in the category of Research. As Director of the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC), he forged a pathway for more than 200 RNs at UT Southwestern to conduct their own #nursing #research projects. The NNRC has published 121 articles and submitted 164 scientific abstracts. Find out how Dr. Olson helped develop innovative nursing techniques to promote safe care for COVID-19 patients. https://bit.ly/3wY6ELq

DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., RN, was awarded a D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award in the category of Research. As Director of the Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC), he forged a pathway for more than 200 RNs at UT Southwestern to conduct their own #nursing #research projects. The NNRC has published 121 articles and submitted 164 scientific abstracts. Find out how Dr. Olson helped develop innovative nursing techniques to promote safe care for COVID-19 patients. https://bit.ly/3wY6ELq

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

Child Psychiatry Fellow, Dr. Joseph Guillory, received a 2021 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. He was nominated by the Executive Director of NAMI North Texas, where Dr. Guillory serves on the board of directors. In that role, he provides community education and program development. His research interests are focused on health disparities and social injustice within the field of mental health.

Child Psychiatry Fellow, Dr. Joseph Guillory, received a 2021 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. He was nominated by the Executive Director of NAMI North Texas, where Dr. Guillory serves on the board of directors. In that role, he provides community education and program development. His research interests are focused on health disparities and social injustice within the field of mental health.

Timeline Photos 06/23/2021

Therese Koch, a Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is among the O'Donnell Brain Institute's first group of Neural Scientist Training Program Fellows (NSTP). As an NSTP fellow, Therese receives financial support and ongoing professional mentorship. NSTP candidates are selected from those students offered admission to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences or Medical Scientist Training Program. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2PRek1Z

Therese Koch, a Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is among the O'Donnell Brain Institute's first group of Neural Scientist Training Program Fellows (NSTP). As an NSTP fellow, Therese receives financial support and ongoing professional mentorship. NSTP candidates are selected from those students offered admission to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences or Medical Scientist Training Program. Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2PRek1Z

Timeline Photos 06/22/2021

A recent donation to the O'Donnell Brain Institute has provided UT Southwestern with the first magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound in Texas. The technology is a valuable tool for the non-invasive treatment of brain disease. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wYrhr7

A recent donation to the O'Donnell Brain Institute has provided UT Southwestern with the first magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound in Texas. The technology is a valuable tool for the non-invasive treatment of brain disease. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wYrhr7

Timeline Photos 06/19/2021

Congratulations to Drs. Tarek El Ahmadieh and Benjamin Kafka who are celebrating the completion of their neurosurgery residencies at UT Southwestern. Dr. El Ahmadieh is headed to Memorial Sloan Kettering for a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology. Dr. Kafka's next step is a Spine Fellowship right here at UT Southwestern.

Congratulations to Drs. Tarek El Ahmadieh and Benjamin Kafka who are celebrating the completion of their neurosurgery residencies at UT Southwestern. Dr. El Ahmadieh is headed to Memorial Sloan Kettering for a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology. Dr. Kafka's next step is a Spine Fellowship right here at UT Southwestern.

06/18/2021

It's the first day of the next seven years of training for Drs. Keith George, Vamsi Reddy, and Ryan Chiu! A big welcome to our new Neurosurgery residents!

It's the first day of the next seven years of training for Drs. Keith George, Vamsi Reddy, and Ryan Chiu! A big welcome to our new Neurosurgery residents!

Timeline Photos 06/18/2021

Felicia Berno, B.S.N., RN-BC, Neurology Clinic, received a 2021 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award for Direct Care. Felicia often receives positive feedback from her patients who appreciate her pro-active approach to ensuring that they understand their plan of care and have the resources they need. Among her colleagues, Felicia is known as a problem-solver who helps things run smoother in her clinical area. Congratulations, Felicia, and thank you for all you do for our patients! https://bit.ly/35wFjnB

Felicia Berno, B.S.N., RN-BC, Neurology Clinic, received a 2021 D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award for Direct Care. Felicia often receives positive feedback from her patients who appreciate her pro-active approach to ensuring that they understand their plan of care and have the resources they need. Among her colleagues, Felicia is known as a problem-solver who helps things run smoother in her clinical area. Congratulations, Felicia, and thank you for all you do for our patients! https://bit.ly/35wFjnB

Timeline Photos 06/17/2021

Congratulations to Yolanda Barner-Thomas on her 25-year anniversary at UT Southwestern. Yolanda is Administrative Manager in the Department of Psychiatry. She looks back at her career at UT Southwestern in a special video recognizing employees celebrating service milestones. https://bit.ly/35xLVlv

Congratulations to Yolanda Barner-Thomas on her 25-year anniversary at UT Southwestern. Yolanda is Administrative Manager in the Department of Psychiatry. She looks back at her career at UT Southwestern in a special video recognizing employees celebrating service milestones. https://bit.ly/35xLVlv

Timeline Photos 06/16/2021

UT Southwestern's Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) will play an integral role in the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute "Lone Star Depression Challenge." The project won the Lone Star Prize, a $10 million award from Lyda Hill Philanthropies and LeverforChange. CDRC Director, Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, says it has tremendous potential to transform mental health care across Texas and help many who are currently being overlooked.
https://bit.ly/3gtFNAZ

UT Southwestern's Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) will play an integral role in the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute "Lone Star Depression Challenge." The project won the Lone Star Prize, a $10 million award from Lyda Hill Philanthropies and LeverforChange. CDRC Director, Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, says it has tremendous potential to transform mental health care across Texas and help many who are currently being overlooked.
https://bit.ly/3gtFNAZ

Timeline Photos 06/15/2021

Today we are recognizing Kellie Shaw, Child Neurology Residency Program Coordinator, for her 25 years of service to UT Southwestern. A big part of her job is assisting with the recruitment of residents and fellows as well as supporting them during their years of training. Thank you Kellie for all you do to support the field of child neurology!
https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ctplus/stories/2021/erp21-shaw.html

Today we are recognizing Kellie Shaw, Child Neurology Residency Program Coordinator, for her 25 years of service to UT Southwestern. A big part of her job is assisting with the recruitment of residents and fellows as well as supporting them during their years of training. Thank you Kellie for all you do to support the field of child neurology!
https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ctplus/stories/2021/erp21-shaw.html

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