A Potential Link Between Neurological Disorders
RESEARCH
Jun 10, 2021

A Potential Link Between Neurological Disorders

Recent research coming from Drs. Stefan Pulst and Daniel Scoles can bring hope to the many people who have been diagnosed with neurological disorders. A protein—Staufen1—could be a potential link between disorders such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, cerebellar ataxia, and Huntington’s disease. This new theory, and the specific targeting of Staufen1, could eventually lead to therapeutic interventions.... Read More

Did You Know We Offer a Free Headache School?
RECOGNITION
Jun 10, 2021

Did You Know We Offer a Free Headache School?

Twice a month, faculty members of the neuro-ophthalmology division offer free, online classes for those with migraines and headaches. The classes focus on improving quality of life, exploring many treatment options, answering commonly asked questions, and practicing progressive muscle relaxation and other forms of meditation.... Read More

Giving Day Successes & A Thank You to Our Donors
RECOGNITION
Jun 10, 2021

Giving Day Successes & A Thank You to Our Donors

Giving Day—our 1,850 minute fundraising event in April—was a success thanks to many of you. Not only were we able to connect over the many neurological causes we hope to help, but we were able to raise funds for a variety of divisions within the Department of Neurology. We’d also like to honor the incredible donors who contributed to our causes from January 2021 to April 2021.... Read More

Meet the Faculty: Awais Riaz, MD, PhD,
RECOGNITION
Jun 10, 2021

Meet the Faculty: Awais Riaz, MD, PhD,

Awais Riaz, MD, PhD, answers questions about his hobbies, bucket list, and childhood career goals. Get to know our faculty on a more personal level as we spotlight someone for each issue of NeurologyNews!... Read More

COVID-19’s Effect on Patients with Hemorrhagic Strokes
RESEARCH
Mar 31, 2021

COVID-19’s Effect on Patients with Hemorrhagic Strokes

Over a year after COVID-19’s emergence, we now have the chance to better study the virus. Recently, Dr. Adam de Havenon analyzed how COVID-19 specifically affects patients with hemorrhagic strokes, and his findings were startling: the death rate of those with both COVID and hemorrhagic strokes more than doubled. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and others.... Read More

Meet the Faculty: Jonathan Galli, MD
RECOGNITION
Mar 31, 2021

Meet the Faculty: Jonathan Galli, MD

Jonathan Galli, MD, answers questions about his hobbies, bucket list, and childhood career goals. Get to know our faculty on a more personal level as we spotlight someone for each issue of NeurologyNews! ... Read More

Are Telestroke’s Virtual Diagnoses Accurate?
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Mar 31, 2021

Are Telestroke’s Virtual Diagnoses Accurate?

Telestroke is the technology that allows neurologists to treat people who have had strokes in many different locations. Teleneurologists are asked to differentiate between stroke and stroke mimics (other medical conditions that have the similar symptoms as strokes). Are their virtual diagnoses accurate?... Read More

Thank You to Our Donors
RECOGNITION
Mar 31, 2021

Thank You to Our Donors

The Department of Neurology may be where cures for brain diseases begin, but we don’t forget that life-changing discoveries aren’t made by scientists alone. We are grateful for the generous donors who contributed from October 2020 to December 2020. Sincerely, thank you! ... Read More

Department Chair Elected AAAS Fellow
RECOGNITION
Mar 31, 2021

Department Chair Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest scientific society. Recently, our department chair, Stefan M. Pulst, MD, was elected to be a Fellow of AAAS because of his efforts to advance science and its applications in research and society at large. He is the first member of the University of Utah faculty to join the Neuroscience Section.... Read More

Making a Difference: ROW4ALS
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Mar 31, 2021

Making a Difference: ROW4ALS

ALS research, ROW4ALS, partnered with 212 Fitness for an incredible event: all fees from those attending, amounting in $6,000, went toward our ALS clinic. We’re so grateful for their efforts and the future events they continue to plan to support ALS research.... Read More

Five-Year Trends in Neurologist-Prescribed Drugs in Medicare Part D
RESEARCH
Mar 30, 2021

Five-Year Trends in Neurologist-Prescribed Drugs in Medicare Part D

This study “shows a dramatic increase in the prices of neurologic medications over five years and the increase remained large even after being [adjusted] for inflation” and “that identical brand name medications rose in cost about 50%.” We consider this like buying an iPhone for $500 in 2013 and then getting charged $750 for the EXACT SAME iPhone in 2017.... Read More