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Duke Neurology in the News: May 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

From sponsoring Durham Bulls baseball games to holding conversations about how computer-assisted telepathy and human nature, members of the Duke Neurology Department have worked to share their work and knowledge about neurological conditions with the media and the world this month. Read the bullet points below to learn more about the news stories featuring our faculty released this May.

  • To mark stroke awareness month, the Neurology Department sponsored a Durham Bulls baseball game. Matthew Ehrlich, MD, Carmen Graffagnino, MD and other members of the stroke team accepted honorary game balls on the field; Ehrlich had a live FM radio interview with the Bulls radio announcer. Listen to that interview here.
  • Miguel Nicolelis, PhD, spoke to Elise Hu about his recent studies where subjects manipulated robotic arms with their minds, and what those studies mean for what it means to be human. Read that article here.
  • Don Sanders, MD, spoke to StatNews about a simmering controversy growing over a recent FDA approval for the rare neuromuscular disorder Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Read that article here (Stat+ account required).
  • One of the four Duke juniors recently selected for the 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarships took the time to praise how Leonard White, PhD, inspired her "love of Duke and academia" and for helping her "grow as a scientist, learner and human being over the past three years." Read that full article in the Duke Chronicle here.
  • Kim Johnson, MD, joined the Duke women's basketball team and their coach Joanne McCallie attended the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) annual walk on Saturday May 18. The women's basketball team is prioritizing mental health and hold a yearly "Mental Wealth" game honoring mental health. Read more about NAMI here.