On September 27, 2013, in recognition of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the Congress of the United States honored contributors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries. Authors include UAB neurosurgeons Mark N. Hadley, MD, Beverly C. Walters, MD, Mark R. Harrigan, MD, and Curtis J. Rozzelle, MD. Doctors Hadley and Walters co-chaired the nine-member committee. To learn more about this important contribution to the field of neurosurgery, read the Congressional letter of recognition, signed by congress members representing the home states of the authors.

Taped Remarks from Congressman Jim Langevin at the Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Meeting


 

Jim Langevin at the North American Spine Society Meeting from UAB School of Medicine on Vimeo.

Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, who is quadriplegic, addressed the North American Spine Society at their annual meeting, held October 9-12, 2013. His remarks included the story of how he became paralyzed, and he expressed his gratitude to the health care providers who assisted in his recovery. He also commended the authors of the updated Guidelines for the Management of Acute Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries, published in the March 2013 issue of Neurosurgery.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Department of Neurosurgery provides adult and pediatric neurosurgical services to Alabama and the southeastern United States. Our faculty consists of more than 17 neurosurgeons, many whom are considered world experts in the treatment of brain tumors, neurovascular conditions, spinal disorders, functional disorders, and pediatric conditions. In 2016 we were ranked No. 25 nationally and No. 5 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. We are also committed to advancing the field of neurosurgery through cutting-edge research. Our faculty includes five dedicated scientists and many of our physicians are active in basic and clinical research. In order to continue growth and advancement, we are committed to training the next generation of neurosurgeons through our residency and fellowship programs. At UAB Neurosurgery, residents and fellows develop outstanding surgical skills, and are trained in evidence-based medicine and clinical outcomes research techniques.

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