Gift will fund dystonia research at UAB
- Created on May 22, 2013
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a $1 million dollar gift from the family of Mrs. Joel E. Johnson, Jr., daughter-in-law of the late Joel E. Johnson, Sr., to enhance and strengthen the dystonia research program at UAB. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
The Joel E. Johnson, Sr., Research Acceleration Fund in Dystonia will support ongoing dystonia research in the Division of Movement Disorders, part of the Department of Neurology.
This gift will help UAB create a world-class research program in dystonia.
Dr. Anne Alexandrov receives top award from AACN
- Created on May 21, 2013
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Professor and Assistant Dean for Program Evaluation Anne Alexandrov, Ph.D., R.N., CCRN, FAAN, will receive the Flame of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) at its 2013 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Boston, May 18-23, 2013.
AACN's Flame of Excellence Award honors sustained contributions to acute and critical care nursing at a high level and with broad research. Considered the leading international nursing authority on acute stroke management, Alexandrov is a clinical expert in the areas of emergency and critical care nursing, with concentrations in neuroscience and vascular dynamics. In addition to her position with the UAB School of Nursing, Alexandrov has a joint appointment as a professor of neurology at the UAB Comprehensive Stroke Research Center.
Dr. Erik Roberson and Dr. Andy West appointed as Associate Directors of CNET - Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
- Created on 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. Erik 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
- Created on May 08, 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"
- Daniel C. Marson, PhD, JD awarded grant funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
- William F. Sahlie Endowed Lectureship in Epilepsy
- UAB Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence