Trying A New Pulse for Pain Relief: A CTSA-supported collaboration at Duke explores new spinal cord stimulation message to improve treatment of chronic pain. Nandan Lad, a Duke neurosurgeon, and Warren Grill, a professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology, are partnering to reprogram electrical stimulators to deliver pulses in a new way.
Duke Neurosurgeon Awarded for Global Health Endeavors
Michael Haglund, professor of neurosurgery, neurobiology and global health, has received two major national awards for his global health work. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health recognized him with its Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Global Health Education Award in March, 2015. In May, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons recognized Haglund with its 2015 Humanitarian Award. Haglund is the first neurosurgeon in North Carolina to receive this award.
Dr. John Sampson was interviewed by several major news outlets about his, and many other Duke authors, Nature article detailing the benefits of tetanus toxoid injections to the dendritic CMV vaccine therapy of patients with GBM.
Dr. John Sampson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Abhijit Guha Award by the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. The award honors an accomplished investigator who has achieved significant results both in the laboratory and the clinic, and has actively mentored the next generation of neuro-oncology professionals.
Fernando Gonzalez and Ali Zomorodi conduct the recent endovascular Flow Diversion Course. The inaugural course attracted attendees from as far away as Japan to learn about this new technique. Read all about it here.
Read a new article in the Journal of Neurochemistry by Dr. Darell Bigner, Dr. John Sampson, Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, and colleagues: "Proteomic profiling of patient-derived glioblastoma xenografts identifies a subset with activated EGFR: Implications for drug development."
Kudos to Dr. Stephen Keir, who received a grant from Merk KGaA for “Evaluation of c-Met Inhibition in Brain Tumors.”
Congratulations to Dr. Nandan Lad, who was awarded a grant from Medtronic Inc. for “Prospective, Randomized Study of Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Predominant Low Back Pain.” Dr. Lad also recently participated in a recent study of 1,757 patients which found that older Parkinson's patients have no higher risk for complications after surgery to implant deep brain stimulation devices.
Duke neurosurgeon Ali Zomorodi performs endoscopic surgery to remove a teenager's pituitary tumor and restore her vision.
Immunotherapy is the subject of Dr. John Sampson's new interview with the National Brain Tumor Society.
In a new webcast, Duke neurosurgeon John Sampson and radiation oncologist John Kirkpatrick discuss the various metastatic brain tumor treatments available today. Their conversation spans the benefits, limitations, and indications for surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and whole-brain radiation therapy, as well as patient characteristics that affect treatment selection.
From OR to writers' room: spine surgeon Oren Gottfried's profile in Duke Today reveals a complex character.
“Oncolytic Poliovirus Therapy of Malignant Glioma” earned Dr. Matthias Gromeier a grant from the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation.
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The Duke Neurosurgery Residency Program is a seven-year program that offers three positions annually. For 2015 the program has been extensively augmented and reimagined to maximize learning potential in a collaborative environment that optimizes patient care. See what's new in our Innovation and Opportunity issue (PDF).
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