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Neurology Department News and Information

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Loeb on a donation from the Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation

Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation Donation Congratulations to Dr. Loeb and his lab who received a $10,000 donation from the Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation.

  • Dr Lawrence Zeidman, MD, FAAN

Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Zeidman on the publication of two articles

Read more about Dr. Zeidman's Articles: Hans Jacob and brain research on Hamburg "euthanasia" victims Awaiting further brains!   A Carpal Tunnel Grading System Including CSI-diagnosed Mild Cases: Relation to Presenting Features and Outcomes

  • Dr John S Garvin

Dr. John S. Garvin, first head of UIC College of Medicine’s neurology department, remembered

Dr John S Garvin Dr. John S. Garvin, first head of UIC College of Medicine's neurology department, remembered as gifted, compassionate Garvin, who was the first head of the department of neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and was known to peers as [...]

Tablet-based tool helps epilepsy patients learn self-management skills

PAUSE To Learn About Your Epilepsy "The PAUSE program is based on the coordinated care model," says Dr. Dilip Pandey, associate professor of neurology and rehabilitation in the UIC College of Medicine and a lead investigator on the PAUSE project. Read more.

Sturge-Weber Foundation Names University of Illinois Professor Jeffrey Loeb as Chief Clinical Strategist

Sturge-Weber Foundation Names University of Illinois Professor Jeffrey Loeb as Chief Clinical Strategist Jeffrey A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D. has been named the inaugural Chief Clinical Strategist for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. Read more.  

Congratulations to Dr. Yevgenya Kaydanova on receiving the Illinois Department of Humans Services Epilepsy Program Award

Congratulations to Dr. Yevgenya Kaydanova on receiving the Illinois Department of Humans Services Epilepsy Program Award. The Epilepsy program will provide client and family support services as needed for individuals diagnosed with epilepsy, their families, and community at large.

Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Testai on receiving the 2016 UI Health Physician of the year award

Congratulations to Dr. Fernando Testai on receiving the 2016 UI Health Physician of the year award. Dr. Testai currently serves as the Director of Vascular Neurology here in the UIC department of Neurology & Rehabilitation and is widely recognized for his passion in ensuring that patients receive the best possible [...]

Congratulations to Dr. Liudmila Romanova on receiving the CCTS KL2 CATS Award

Congratulations to Dr. Liudmila Romanova on receiving the CCTS KL2 CATS Award. The CCTS CATS Scholars Awards support the research efforts and career development of scientist dedicated to translational research.

The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation welcomes our newest faculty members

The Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation welcomes our newest faculty members Drs. Baback Arshi, and Anna Serafini.

Available Neurology Department Faculty Positions

Available Faculty Positions Current faculty openings can be viewed here: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments/academic-departments/neurology-rehabilitation/neurology-rehabilitation-faculty/available-faculty-positions/  

Working at UI Health

Dr John Fino Working at UI Health Meet John Fino, Director of Intraoperative Monitoring

Publication Spotlight

Publication Spotlight The Tragic Realities of Nazi Persecution of Jewish Physicians: A Cover Story by Dr. Lawrence Zeidman, UIC Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation

2014 Employee Recognition Award Recipients

2014 Employee Recognition Award Recipients Congratulations to Yesenia Alverio, John Fino, and TaNisha Taylor on individually being awarded the UIC Award of Merit!

Epilepsy Awareness Month- UIC Neurology & Rehabilitation

Epilepsy Awareness Month- UIC Neurology & Rehabilitation Epilepsy Foundation- #DareTo Hashtag Campaign Centers for Disease Control and Prevention American Epilepsy Society- Epilepsy: A Window On The Brain

2014 MDA Telethon Profile

2014 MDA Telethon Profile The 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon was recently broadcast on national television and one of our very own ALS patients, Eric Von Schaumburg, was featured. You may learn more about his story by clicking here.

UIC ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Watch our very own ALS Clinic take on the challenge! For more information or to make a donation towards ALS research and support, please visit: www.alsa.org and www.mda.org.

Congratulations to the UI Health Stroke Program for achieving Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification!

Congratulations to the UI Health Stroke Program for achieving Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification! The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center [...]

Lawrence Zeidman Receives International Society for the History of the Neurosciences Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Zeidman on being presented with the "Outstanding Article Award" by the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences! Dr. Zeidman was presented with this honor for his series of articles on neuroscientist oppression and resistance in World War II.

Introducing A New Neuropathies & Nerve Injuries Clinic At UI Health!

Dr Lawrence Zeidman, MD, FAAN Introducing A New Neuropathies & Nerve Injuries Clinic At UI Health! This multidisciplinary clinic is overseen by Dr. Lawrence Zeidman and offers PT/OT and pain management services in one convenient setting. Read more here.

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Congratulations to the University of Illinois Medical Center’s EMG Laboratory on being approved by the AANEM Board for Lab Accreditation with Exemplary Status!

Congratulations to the University of Illinois Medical Center’s EMG Laboratory on being approved by the AANEM Board for Lab Accreditation with Exemplary Status! Exemplary Status is the highest level of accreditation an electrodiagnostic laboratory can achieve under the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s Accreditation Program.

Congratulations to Dr. Qin Li Jiang on being presented with the Iron Horse Award, presented by the ALS Association!

Dr Qin Li Jiang Congratulations to Dr. Qin Li Jiang on being presented with the Iron Horse Award, presented by the ALS Association! The Iron Horse Award is the ALS Association’s top honor, named after Lou Gehrig, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and earned the nickname [...]

  • Ahmed Hassan, MD

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our department, Dr. Ahmed Hassan.

Dr. Ahmed Hassan, MD Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our department, Dr. Ahmed Hassan. Dr. Hassan will serve as the medical director of the Neurology Intensive Care Unit.

In The News: UIC-Led Clinical Trials IDs Patients At Higher Risk of Second Stroke

In The News: UIC-Led Clinical Trials IDs Patients At Higher Risk of Second Stroke

UIC Neuromuscular Center Becomes Certified by ALS Association

Congratulations to our very own ALS clinic on becoming certified as an ALS Center of Excellence by the ALS Association!

In The News: ‘Microlesions’ in Epilepsy Discovered By Novel Technique

Dr. Jeffrey Loeb and his colleagues have discovered why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in both children and adults with epilepsy.

University of Illinois Brain Tumor Center

Dr M. Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD University of Illinois Brain Tumor Center Dr M. Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD brings his extensive clinical experience and board certifications in neurology and neuro-oncology to lead the Brain Tumor Center. Read more about the Brain Tumor Center as well as Dr Nicholas' [...]

New Insight Into The Management of Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy

In The News: New Insight Into The Management of Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy A team of University of Illinois and Wayne State University researchers have found that people with brain tumor-related epilepsy benefit from a combined surgical procedure that removes both the tumor, as well as brain tissue with epileptic properties. Read [...]

Dr. Vinny Sharma Receives UI Care Award!

Congratulations to our PGY-2 resident Dr. Vinny Sharma for being presented with the UI Care Award! The UI CARE Award is presented to hospital employees who exemplify outstanding patient care.

UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease

In The News: UI Health Recognized for Treatment of Rare Blood Vessel Disease Sturge Weber Foundation Congratulations to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System for being designated as a "Center of Excellence" for patients living with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a rare vascular disorder that can cause [...]

Chicago Fire Soccer Club, UI Health Host Stroke Awareness Night

In The News: Chicago Fire Soccer Club, UI Health Host Stroke Awareness Night on May 28 The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) have partnered to host Stroke Awareness Night on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Tablet-based tool helps epilepsy patients learn self-management skills

Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a research project at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “PAUSE” — for Personalized Internet Assisted Underserved Self-management for Epilepsy — is a tablet-based tool customized for each patient to help them [...]