Department of Neurology Archives
Jun. 30, 2020—A pair of ultra-thin electrodes surgically implanted deep into the brain might slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, according to five-year outcomes from a 30-patient randomized clinical trial conducted by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
May. 27, 2020—For outstanding contributions to research in behavioral neurology, Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, has won the 2020 Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
May. 7, 2020—Alzheimer’s disease (AD) involves distinctive wasting away of certain brain regions, such that medical imaging of these regions can distinguish the disease from other subtypes of dementia.
Feb. 27, 2020—Katherine Gifford, PsyD, MS, assistant professor of Neurology, has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million research grant from the National Institute on Aging to study what subjective cognitive decline can reveal about underlying pathology.
Feb. 27, 2020— by Paul Govern Francesca Bagnato, PhD, MD, assistant professor of Neurology, has won the Health Professional Champion award from the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The annual award recognizes a health care professional active in the MS Society who provides leadership, advocacy and education to further the fight against MS....
Oct. 31, 2019—VUMC is recruiting nationally for a study on how to improve sleep in children with autism using a behavioral intervention given to parents entirely online, tracked by a digital portal.
Oct. 17, 2019—Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, has received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging for research into the function of a novel protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk.
Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked genetic mutations in a single receptor to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability.