Dr. Kuo selected as a 2013 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar
Dr. Sheng-Han Kuo
Sheng-Han Kuo, MD, assistant professor of neurology, has been selected as a 2013 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar, a program designed to support early-career physician-scientists as they conduct innovative translational research. Dr. Kuo has generated dopaminergic neurons from Parkinson's patients that he will use to understand how mutations in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene – the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's – lead to the disease pathology. His research could contribute to the development of effective treatment for the disease. [read more]
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Stroke Center has been awarded the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get
With The Guidelines® (GWTG) Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Target Stroke. A GWTG Achievement Award demonstrates the hospital's commitment to quality and ability to work as a team that is dedicated to providing patients with care that is appropriate and based on the latest clinical guidelines with the goal of improving quality patient care and patient outcomes. Specifically, the hospital has achieved Gold Plus by sustaining 85% or higher adherence to specific evidence based guidelines, and by achieving required metrics for optional quality measures over a 12-month consecutive time period as measured in the GWTG program. The Target Stroke Award recognizes hospitals for achieving door to treatment time/IV thrombolytic treatment within 60 minutes in at least 50% of eligible patients.
Dr. Serge Przedborski Appointed Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neurology
Dr. Serge Przedborski
Serge Przedborski, MD, PhD, Page
and William Black Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology has accepted the position of vice chair of research in the Department of Neurology. In this new role, Dr. Przedborski will review the department's portfolio on basic and translational research and work with departmental administration to recruit a new generation of neuroscientists.
Migraine, epilepsy and genetics:
an interview with Dr. Melodie Winawer
The Department of Neurology at Columbia University will be a world leader in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system, and one of the leading academic departments of neurology in the United States by continuing its outstanding contributions to patient care, teaching, and research.
The Department of Neurology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate care to all our patients and being responsive to the needs of the communities we serve.