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UVA Joins National Initiative in Traumatic Brain Injury Research

UVA professors in radiology are working to map the brain in extreme detail, while doctors use this information to better diagnose their patients. Click the photo to learn more.

Hero of the week: Lauren Mahoney is one of our second year residents. She is always taking a hard look at the clues to the case. #sherlock #panoptic Great job this year Lauren! You will always be part of the UVA neurology family.

Mild traumatic brain injury is one of the most common types of neurological disorders, yet one of the least understood. UVA Radiologist, Dr. James Stone, Vice-Chair of UVA Radiology Clinical Research and his team of researchers are leading the collection of numerical data on structures of the brain at the microscopic scale. This is part of a national effort to map the brain in greater detail — a project that could go a long way in helping the medical community understand, diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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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.