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Department of Neurology Archives

Local family shines in campaign to establish ALS research program

Sep. 23, 2021—Evan Campa and her family are at the forefront of a campaign to establish an ALS basic science research program at Vanderbilt.

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Froehler elected a second time to surgery society board

Sep. 9, 2021—For a second consecutive year, Vanderbilt's Michael Froehler, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

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VUMC Neurology pioneer Anthony Kilroy mourned

Aug. 11, 2021—Anthony W. Kilroy, MD, adjunct associate professor of Pediatrics, died July 25. He was 86.

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Sudden death from deep in the brain?

Aug. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt neurologists found altered excitability in deep brain structures that they note may drive respiratory dysfunction and sudden death in a rare form of epilepsy.

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Ground versus air to transport stroke patients studied

Jul. 29, 2021—For patients in need of acute ischemic stroke treatment, air transport to Vanderbilt University Medical Center is apt to be quicker than ground transport for interhospital transfers of 40 miles or more and for direct-from-scene transfers of 28 miles or more.

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Arterial stiffening linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Jul. 15, 2021—A research team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center reports in Neurology that greater stiffening of the aorta, the main artery in the human body, is associated in older adults with increased Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology as reflected in a range of neurochemical indicators measured in cerebrospinal fluid.

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Alzheimer’s study tracks protein located inside cells

Apr. 15, 2021—New research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published recently in the journal PLOS Genetics, suggests an essential role for a somewhat obscure biomolecule and casts light on a potential drug target in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Eye stroke is focus of American Heart Association statement

Mar. 18, 2021—The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a scientific statement, “Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion.” CRAO is a form of ischemic stroke characterized by acute and painless vision loss in one eye.

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Survey identifies factors in reducing clinical research coordinator turnover

Mar. 8, 2021—Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions — an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical trials, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found.

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New faculty chair is latest gift from Steve and Judy Turner

Jan. 28, 2021—Nashville philanthropists Steve and Judy Turner, adding generously to their longtime support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University, have endowed a new faculty chair in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine: the Judith Payne Turner Chair in Neurology.

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Inflammation in genetic epilepsy

Jan. 21, 2021—Brain inflammation links genetic and acquired epilepsy — providing new clues about epilepsy development and pointing to potential treatments.

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Neurology survey reveals high satisfaction for telehealth

Jan. 14, 2021—A post-visit outpatient survey from VUMC’s Department of Neurology, conducted under an ongoing departmental quality improvement initiative, has turned up additional evidence of high satisfaction with telehealth among both patients and clinicians.

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