News items of interest from around KU Medical Center's Neurology Department.
Hope for ALS patients
April 8, 2013
KU researchers are studying the effects of the drug rasagiline in slowing ALS. Read more.
DerbyFest Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's Disease Center scheduled for May 4
April 5, 2013
The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center will be the beneficiary of a May 4 Kentucky Derby party at Kansas City's Power & Light District. The party will feature food, beverages and several other contests and auctions to benefit the KU ADC. For more information, including on how to purchase tickets to the event or to become a sponsor, visit the KC Derby Fest website.
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.
June 6 - KC Neurology/Neurosurgery Society
June 7 - Ziegler Lecture
June 14 - Research Day/Graduation