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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and UT Southwestern's Neurodiagnostics team in partnership with the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) invite you to join them in encouraging people to talk about epilepsy and remind those who live with seizures that they are not alone. From Nov. 14-20, wear your wackiest purple socks and email your photos to [email protected]. The EAC will share their top picks with the whole UTSW community! https://bit.ly/3c9n5vz

State-of-the-art diagnosis/treatment of epilepsy, MS, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular diso The UT Southwestern Department of Neurology focuses on providing the highest level of neurological care for our patients, conducting innovative research, and training the next generation of neurologists.

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UT Southwestern researchers led by Dr. Amyn Habib have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the spread of , an invasive brain cancer with a poor prognosis. The researchers also identified an existing drug that curbed tumor growth in animal models. UT Southwestern will conduct a clinical trial of the drug that could offer hope to some patients.
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Congrats are in order for Tracee Parenti, RN, AMB-BC, Coordinator for Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy. Tracee earned her national "Certification in Ambulatory Care Nursing" from American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Achieving this certification is a big accomplishment and is a testament to Tracee's knowledge and skills.

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Gliomas are known as one of the most challenging forms of cancer to treat, but research advances are turning the tide on these . In the latest episode of “What To Know,” Elizabeth Maher, M.D., Director of UTSW’s Translational Research Program in Neuro-Oncology, and Toral Patel, M.D., a neurosurgeon who specializes in advanced surgical techniques, discuss the precise and personalized treatment options now available for . https://utswmed.org/whattoknow/

07/26/2022

We’re proud to have been ranked the #30 hospital for neurology and neurosurgery and to be the best in North Texas for this area of care in 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report.

07/22/2022

Epilepsy specialists Drs. Marisara Dieppa (top row), Ghazala Perven (lower left), and Chief Resident Dr. Denise Li (lower right) were recently published by American Academy of Neurology. Read "Two Cases of Stereotactic EEG-Proven Insular Epilepsy With Non-Localizing Scalp EEG and Interesting Semiologies" https://bit.ly/3cxeMx9

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 07/14/2022

Way to represent, Steve and Brigid! We love seeing OBI represented out in the world. Do you have photos to share? Let us know!

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Kudos to Nathanael Beck, Patient Care Technician (PCT) with our epilepsy team. Nathanael was named one of two PCTs of the year. (He received his award virtually.) PCTs work in close partnership with nursing staff to monitor vital signs, check blood sugars, assist with mobility, draw blood, and perform other vital tasks for patients.

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We are so proud of our top notch nurses at UT Southwestern!

06/10/2022

Dr. Steven Vernino will be a featured speaker at the EUROIMMUN Neuroimmunology Summit on Wednesday, June 15. The one-day virtual event brings together neuro experts from across the nation. Dr. Vernino, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs Neurology, will discuss "Autoantibodies in Autonomic Disorders & Peripheral Nerve Disorders." https://bit.ly/3aQBDmE

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Congratulations to Sarah Shahmoradian, Ph.D., winner of the Parkinson's Foundation "Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award." The award will support Dr. Shahmoradian's research using and to study disease. Dr. Shahmoradian is a member of the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute and Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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The UT Southwestern Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is partnering with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis to provide educational events in Dallas and Fort Worth for those living with the disease. Can Do MS Community Programs are designed to help you take steps towards a healthier life and navigate the unique challenges of MS—plus, meet a community of other people who really get it. SIGN UP TODAY. https://bit.ly/3tbb7dL

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We are grateful to the Once Upon a Time Foundation for a generous $25 million contribution to establish an O'Donnell Brain Institute initiative to investigate dysfunction. The Raynor Cerebellum Project will bring together the world’s top experts in cerebellar research to launch a broad range of scientific investigations from basic understanding of related neural circuitry to patient studies aimed at identifying and evaluating therapeutic targets. Learn more. https://bit.ly/3L8Ykiq

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The O'Donnell Brain Institute has partnered with the Raynor Cerebellum Project (RCP) to spur innovative research on disease. Neuroscience researchers in the areas of systems and , molecular/genetic, disease modeling, , , and human translational are invited to apply for our kickoff summit. Apply now: https://bit.ly/utsw-odonnell-raynor

RCP will provide $25 million for the initiative with $6 million going toward research outside of UTSW. The summit will bring together an interdisciplinary group to brainstorm and identify the most critical questions in the field.

We invite academic faculty from early career to senior investigators to apply. Summit participants will be well-placed to receive funding. Apply now and help drive the future of cerebellar research.https://bit.ly/utsw-odonnell-raynor

05/03/2022

We’re thrilled to announce our Team Village based on the top 10 largest teams! Congratulations to all teams, we would not be able to do this without your support. You can still register and donate at headforthecure.org/north-texas!

UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute GREY MATTERS North Texas Brain Tumor Support Group

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Physician Assistant Thuy Tien-Ho has been recognized with the "Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award." Tien is part of the UT Southwestern Neurointensive Care team. She is also course director of the monthly Neurocritical Care Lecture Series for nurses and serves as a mentor in the Advanced Practice Provider Mentorship Program. The quarterly Strauss awards honor employees who exemplify excellence and professionalism.

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The O'Donnell Brain Institute annual symposium will bring together scientists from around the world who are investigating the application of brain stimulation technologies to solve clinical challenges. "Frontiers of Neuromodulation" will be an all virtual conference on May 20. Register now: https://bit.ly/3rtpc5z

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Remember how we would get together in person to walk/run for a good cause? Great news - we will be back at the Dallas Zoo this year for the Dallas Walk to End Epilepsy on April 30. Join the UT Southwestern Brain Waves and help us raise money for research. https://bit.ly/3E03wmK (click on register and search UT Southwestern Brain Waves)

Shelley Brown- Head for the Cure 5K 2022 04/07/2022

Shelley Brown- Head for the Cure 5K 2022

Shelley Brown- Head for the Cure 5K 2022 Sign up today to join Shelley Brown and the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute team in the virtual Head for the Cure 5K https://secure.headforthecure.org/site/TR/Events/General/893680952?pg=team&fr_id=2037&team_id=13638

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 04/01/2022

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Neurology resident, Syed Faaiz Enam, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded an O'Donnell Brain Institute Sprout grant to support his research. Dr. Enam is a member of the Habib Lab and his work is focused on prototyping a novel and implantable neural device to deliver cytostatic hypothermia. The OBI Sprouts Grant Program supports trainees for a novel research direction to encourage creative and high-quality research in laboratory/clinical neuroscience area.

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 03/14/2022

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03/03/2022

DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., R.N., was part of a national group that drafted the first ever American Heart Association scientific statement on best practices when caring for patients who experience a stroke while hospitalized for another illness.
In-hospital affects roughly 35,000-75,000 people every year in the U.S.. Dr. Olson is part of our Neurocritical Care team, and his work is focused on developing a more comprehensive understanding of how care contributes to patient outcomes following acquired brain injury. Read the scientific statement: https://bit.ly/3vue4rW

UTSW study finds it safe to give clot-busting drug to stroke patients who took blood thinners 02/16/2022

UTSW study finds it safe to give clot-busting drug to stroke patients who took blood thinners

UTSW study finds it safe to give clot-busting drug to stroke patients who took blood thinners Stroke patients on long-term blood thinners who were given the clot-busting drug alteplase enjoyed better recoveries than those who did not receive the drug and had no increased risk of bleeding, a new study led by UTSW researchers shows.

Tool Predicts Neurologic Deterioration in Neurocritical Care Patients 02/09/2022

Tool Predicts Neurologic Deterioration in Neurocritical Care Patients

Tool Predicts Neurologic Deterioration in Neurocritical Care Patients Neurological Pupil index scores (NPI-Diff) may be an effective early quantitative measure to indicate neurologic decline even in patients in neurocritical care units with normal pupillary light reflex.

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The UT Southwestern Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC) held its annual bootcamp for new fellows on January 29th. The NNRC recruits nurses each year who want to actively engage in clinical research. Bootcamp kicks off the year-long fellowship during which NNRC faculty and staff will support and train fellows as they take a research idea from concept to publication. Learn more about the NNRC: https://bit.ly/3rjdvP4

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Gene editing, brain mapping, and neuromodulation are a few ways that the O'Donnell Brain Institute is tackling brain disease. Our Director, Dr. Bill Dauer, and Chair of Neurosurgery, Dr. Nader Pouratian, talked with Dr. John Warner in this week's "What to Know" about what's on the horizon for science at UT Southwestern. https://bit.ly/3GPXeGF

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Dr. Alison Leston, a neurologist, has a rare specialty in her field -- caring for pilots and helping them meet federal health requirements for their jobs. Her aviation neurology practice has pilots flying to Dallas from all over the country. Learn more about Dr. Leston: https://bit.ly/3GwahwM

Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form 12/13/2021

Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form

Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form UT Southwestern researchers have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive neurons that play a central role in how memories are recalled in the brain.

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Robin Novakovic-White, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurology, was recognized with the UT Southwestern Institutional Service Award. The award honors clinical faculty who consistently lend their time and expertise to committees, task forces, and other activities that make a significant impact on patient care. Among her many contributions, Dr. Novakovic-White is the Quality Officer for the O'Donnell Brain Institute, serves on several stroke-related committees, and has been instrumental in implementing practices that have helped UT Southwestern maintain its standing as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. https://bit.ly/3FyweL2

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Congratulations to Kimberly Larkin, P.A., who was recognized with UT Southwestern’s Diana and Richard C. Strauss Service Excellence Award. Kim is part of the Neurology-Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Acute Stroke Unit teams at UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

Among her many strengths, her nominator says Kim maintains a positive attitude even when the service is busy or short-staffed and will often adjust her schedule to ensure that others on the team are able to take time off. Learn more about Kim and the other winners of the 3rd quarter Strauss Awards. https://bit.ly/30hvpaa

11/12/2021

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and UT Southwestern's Neurodiagnostics team in partnership with the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) invite you to join them in encouraging people to talk about epilepsy and remind those who live with seizures that they are not alone. From Nov. 14-20, wear your wackiest purple socks and email your photos to [email protected]. The EAC will share their top picks with the whole UTSW community! https://bit.ly/3c9n5vz

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New research led by Dr. Joachim Herz and grad student Connie Wong has identified a novel therapeutic approach to 's that has considerable potential to prevent the disease. Researchers say the finding could also prevent disease progression. Dr. Herz is Director of the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research. Learn more https://bit.ly/3nGPcaT

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Join us for the UTSW 2022 Carrell Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium with keynote speaker University of Michigan Medical School's Dr. Eva Feldman. Members of multidisciplinary teams that care for patients with rare, complex disorders are invited to attend this clinical education conference. Submit an abstract by Dec. 1. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3baZF8I

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Dr. Marc Diamond and Dr. Lorena Saelices in the UTSW Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases (CAND) gave an update on the Center's progress in the search for a treatment for 's disease. Dr. Diamond, who leads CAND, has brought together scientists with a variety of skills to tackle the problem. One of those scientists is Dr. Saelices, who was recently awarded $1.5 million from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her research. https://bit.ly/31i4glf

Multiple sclerosis spotlight: Early diagnosis, better treatments, and hope for MS-free future | Back and Spine | Brain | UT Southwestern Medical Center 10/26/2021

Multiple sclerosis spotlight: Early diagnosis, better treatments, and hope for MS-free future | Back and Spine | Brain | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Multiple sclerosis spotlight: Early diagnosis, better treatments, and hope for MS-free future | Back and Spine | Brain | UT Southwestern Medical Center Celebrity diagnoses have thrust multiple sclerosis (MS) into the spotlight. Learn how this neurological disease starts, spreads – and can be stopped with new treatments.

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Dr. Salman Bhai, Assistant Professor of Neurology, is one of two 2021 recipients of funding from the Ware Clinical Impact Fund. The award supports Dr. Bhai's clinical research of , a rare disorder. Dr. Bhai is Director of the Neuromuscular Center at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine. Amy and Leslie Ware established the fund in 2019 to support research projects relating to the heart or brain. Learn more about Dr. Bhai: https://bit.ly/3n7vmFE

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

UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress 10/12/2021

UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress

UT Southwestern joins Dallas, the state, and the nation in mourning the loss of Peter O’Donnell Jr., a visionary philanthropist and catalyst for progress UT Southwestern researchers report the first structural confirmation that endogenous – or self-made – molecules can set off innate immunity in mammals via a pair of immune cell proteins called the TLR4-MD-2 receptor complex.

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Meera Viswanathan, M.P.A.S., PA-C, has been selected as the UT Southwestern 2021 Physician Assistant of the Year. Meera is a board-certified physician assistant and has been part of the Neurocritical Care team for six years. Here are some of the comments from her teammates:

"I am always amazed by her patience, skill, and know-how. I strive to do better based on her example.”

"She has earned the respect of everyone she comes across through her work ethic, compassion, dedication, and skills."

”She has a selfless mentality and is the epitome of a leader - doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done..."

Photos from UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute's post 09/28/2021

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

09/15/2021

Dr. Shilpa Chitnis, a neurologist in the O'Donnell Brain Institute, was asked to offer guidance to those who may be considering medicine as a career. Dr. Chitnis drew on her depth of experience in academic medicine for this advice. efforts.

08/19/2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Waugh, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, who was selected as the NeuroNEXT Early Stage Investigator for 2021-2022 at UT Southwestern. NeuroNEXT, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts clinical trials for treatments of diseases through partnerships with academia, private foundations, and industry. Dr. Waugh's research focus is on the genetic and structural causes of dystonia.

08/12/2021

Dr. Susan Iannaccone, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, has taken on a new role overseeing research for the UT Southwestern Pediatric Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Iannaccone currently leads several clinical trials investigating new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her research has been awarded grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Muscular Dystrophy Association, FDA, CureSMA and others. Dr. Iannaccone and a committee will provide mentorship for residents conducting research.

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