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Congratulations to Dea Mahanes! She is a clinical nurse specialist in our Neuro-ICU at @uvahealth and was awarded for her Excellence in Advanced Practice today. Congrats, Dea! Much-deserved!

Heroes of the Week: UVA Nurses. Here @uvaneurology, we are fortunate to have compassionate, kind, skilled, professional nurses who help us care for our patients. Thank you for all that you do! #nurseappreciationweek #nursesweek #neuronurses #uvanurses #rn @uva @uvahealth

#TeamTuesday: Congratulations are in order for medical student Michael Dong! He’s one of only 79 students nationwide selected for the Medical Research Fellows Program through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship gives him a stipend that will let him take a year off from medical school for in-depth, mentored biomedical research. Michael, who is from McLean, will be doing that research with Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, who discovered the vessels connecting the brain and the immune system. Kipnis has worked with Michael before and says he has “the bug of science. … he got really excited about it. He’s passionate.” Read more about Michael’s fellowship and research:

Pioneering Research Earns Med Student the Prestigious Howard Hughes Fellowship

Medical student Michael Dong received recognition for his work probing the nervous system and funding for a one-year fellowship to focus on his research. Click the photo to read more.

UVA’s Focused Ultrasound Named a Top Clinical Research Achievement

UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias’s work pioneering scalpel-free brain surgery has the potential to improve the lives of millions who suffer from essential tremor. Click the photo to read more.

Andy Southerland interviewing Jony Kipnis, Chair of UVA Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, for the Neurology Podcast. Dr. Kipnis delivered a Hot Topics Plenary talk @aanbrain on "The Role of CNS-draining Lymphatics in Neurological Diseases." #brain #neuro

Congratulations to alumnus Jeff Elias, MD '94, and his team at @uvahealth. Their pioneering use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, has been named one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of 2016 by the Clinical Research Forum. #uvamed #uvamed

HOTW: Jeff Elias and Binit Shah's New England Journal of Medicine paper on focused ultrasound was named as one of the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements of 2016. The Clinical Research Forum presented Jeff Elias with the award last night at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Congratulations! #essentialtremor #focusedultrasound #fus #nationalpressclub #clinicalresearch

Decoding Brain Injuries With 5 Questions

Neurologist Javier Provencio explains new advances UVA is making in the treatment of brain aneurysms and how our brain reacts and prioritizes certain stored information after an injury. Click the photo to learn more.

More from the @epilepsyfdn National Walk for Epilepsy yesterday in Washington DC--Jennifer Langer's daughter, Hannah! Great job! #epilepsy #epilepsywalk