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William F. Sahlie Endowed Lectureship in Epilepsy

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

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

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

Patients with Parkinson's die at twice the rate of those without the disease.

For these reasons, researchers have been urgently seeking for years to understand Parkinson's to the point where they can begin to design drugs that go beyond symptom relief to counter the inflammation and nerve cell death at the disease's root. Read More...

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