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Dr. Eric Roberson and Dr. Andy West appointed as Associate Directors of CNET - Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
May 17, 2013 - Dr. David Standaert announced this week important changes in the leadership team for the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Standaert stated that the Center was created 6 years ago, and has grown impressively. Furthermore, he stated that there are major plans to continue to expand CNET over the next few years, and achieve the Center's primary goal of accelerating progress towards treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.
With current and planned activities, the Center has reached the point where it is necessary to expand the leadership team, therefore, Standaert announced the appointments of Dr. Eric Roberson and Dr. Andy West to Association Directors. Dr. Standaert stated that he hopes in their new roles, they will work to enhance the internal programs and continue the trajectory of growth.
Congratulations Drs. Roberson and West in your new role.
Dr. William Meador awarded training fellowship from The National MS Society
May 8, 2013 - Dr. William Meador was awarded a $65,000 training fellowship from The National MS Society as part of its comprehensive strategy to STOP MS in its tracks, RESTORE function that has been lost, and END the disease forever. The one year award is entitled "STOP MS PROGRESSION - Post residency training in MS clinical care."
When asked about the award Meador stated "Being able to train for an additional year in clinical MS will allow me to work more closely with patients in clinic and with other specialists so I can help MS patients achieve their greatest physical potential."
Dr. Meador will be an Instructor/Fellow beginning July 1st in the Department of Neurology, Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Immunology.
Join us in congratulating Dr. Meador!
Dr. Paula Province will be presenting Neurology Grand Rounds - "Eponymous Neurology: History, Mystery, Mythology"
May 7, 2013 - Dr. Paula Provice will be presenting Neurology Grand Rounds - "Eponymous Neurology: History, Mystery, Mythology." The lecture will be held at 8:00 am, Conference Room E, West Pavilion Conference Center.
Daniel C. Marson, PhD, JD awarded grant funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
May 3, 2013 - Dr. Daniel C. Marson was awarded a small grant funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) to identify early financial declines that occur in some cognitively normal eldery.
William F. Sahlie Endowed Lectureship in Epilepsy
April 30, 2013 - Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD, Professor of Neurology, Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG at Yale-New Haven Hospital will be presenting "Diagnosing and Managing Seizures In Critically Ill: Pearls, Pitfalls and Opinions." The lecture will be held at 8:00am, Conference Room E, West Pavilion Conference Center.
UAB Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
April 8, 2013 - The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Inc. per the recommendations of their Scientific Advisory Board has awarded David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair the UAB Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson's disease Center of Excellence Award.
Fundraiser proceeds to support Parkinson's disease research at UAB
January 18, 2013 - Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual "Dinner and a Night at the Theatre" fundraiser for the Parkinson Association of Alabama. Proceeds from this year's show, "9 to 5: The Musical," will go to the Department of Neurology at the UAB School of Medicine to support ongoing Parkinson's disease research.
Talene Yacoubian, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, along with Casey Schaffer, executive director of the Parkinson Assocation of Alabamam, promoted the event on ABC 33/40's Talk of Alabama this week.
Watch the video here.
The Mix: UAB Expert Speaks at Neuroscience 2012 of experimental drug therapies for Parkinson's disease
July 11, 2012—The UAB Center for Aging has awarded Zhiyong Li a $2,000 Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Li's proposal “Effect of Partial Tau Reduction in Aged Mice: Tau Reduction as Treatment for Alzheimers Disease," was favorably reviewed by the committee and deemed worthy of support.
Join us in congratulating Li!
Li is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Erik Roberson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology.
First Annual CNET Retreat
The meeting was also instrumental in visualizing a proposal in Parkinson's disease research that was recently sent to the NIH for review in the summer of 2012.
The meeting was organized by Andrew West, poster presentations by Talene Yacoubian, and Katherine Belue coordinated logistics. See full conference agenda.
ReWired: Neuroscience Article - B-Metro Magazine
Marson to be president-elect of NAN
Board Appoints Standaert To Endowed Neurology Chair
UAB Inaugural Member of New NIH Neuroscience Research Network
"NeuroNEXT is a conduit for translational research - taking new discoveries from the laboratory bench and translating them into therapies for patients," said L. Burt Nabors, M.D., professor of neurology and principal investigator for UAB. "The network should speed the process and make it easier to launch clinical trials of promising new medications and more quickly gauge their effectiveness."
Network members will meet regularly to chart the course of neuroscience research across the nation. Member institutions will be able to join trials proposed by others in NeuroNEXT, which will help create the critical mass of patients needed to quickly and efficiently determine if a new therapy is working.