News items of interest from around KU Medical Center's Neurology Department.
Dr. Richard J. Barohn, MD, receives University Distinguished Professorship
October 25, 2013
Dr. Richard J. Barohn, MD, Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, has received a University Distinguished Professorship. Watch a video of a presentation of the award, followed by a lecture by Robert C. Griggs, a former Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester.
Sleep Medicine Clinic receives program accreditation
August 15, 2013
The University of Kansas Department of Neurology's Sleep Medicine Clinic in Kansas City recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Read more.
Helen Gold Run/Walk Set for Sept. 14
August 12, 2013
The 12th annual Helen Gold Run/Walk will benefit KU Medical Center. The race features several events, and the 5k walk is in honor of Robert Hemenway, KU Chancellor from 1995-2009. All the proceeds from the event benefit KU Medical Center Parkinson's disease research. Sign up today.
Providing better stroke care
July 31, 2013
A statewide initiative is training healthcare professionals across Kansas on the most effective ways to treat and respond to a stroke. Read more.
KU Med professor walks across Kansas to raise awareness, funds for stroke research
June 6, 2013
Sandra Billinger, PT, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, completed a 570-mile walk across the state of Kansas with her son to raise awareness and money for her stroke research. Read more.
Hope for ALS patients
April 8, 2013
KU researchers are studying the effects of the drug rasagiline in slowing ALS. Read more.
The benefits of medication
February 7, 2013
Sharon Lynch, MD, of the University of Kansas Medical Center and Jared Bruce, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri-Kansas City are collaborating on a new program to counsel multiple sclerosis patients on why they should take their medications. Read more.
KU Hospital one of first in the nation named Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center
December 10, 2012
The University of Kansas Hospital is one of the first five healthcare facilities in the country, and the only one in the Midwest, to be recognized as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) by The Joint Commission. Read more.
KUMC neurologist earns Chancellors Club honor
October 29, 2012
Richard J. Barohn, MD, chairman of the University of Kansas Medical Center's Department of Neurology, has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Chancellors Club career research award. Read more, and click here to see a video.
Alzheimer's Disease Center, other clinical and translational research featured on KCPT program
October 11, 2012
KU Medical Center's Alzheimer's Disease Center and Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research were featured on KCPT's "The Local Show." Click here to see the video (story starts at about 15:30).
October 3, 2012
A decades-old drug previously used to treat abnormal heart rhythms is showing new promise in the fight against a rare neurological disorder, according to research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Read more.
September 20, 2012
Patients are coming from as far away as New Zealand to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Kansas Medical Center - a study that is giving new hope to people with a rare genetic condition that attacks their muscles. Read more.
Events of interest to the University of Kansas Medical Center Neurology Department community.
Sept. 7 - Neurology CME Course
Dec. 20 - Holiday Party