Nicholas Poolos M.D., Ph.D., has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington while they begin their search for the next chair. He succeeded Dr. Bruce Ransom, who stepped down after 24 years as the inaugural chair of Neurology.
Dr. Poolos is a board certified neurologist, associate director of the UW Medicine Regional Epilepsy Center and a UW professor of Neurology and an adjunct associate professor of Physiology and Biophysics. He specializes in epilepsy and strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Poolos earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford. He is the chair of the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest. He has concentrated his research in cellular neurophysiology with an emphasis on cellular and molecular causes of epilepsy with the goal of identifying novel targets for antiepileptic drug development. Dr. Poolos also maintained a continuously NIH-funded laboratory for the past 21 years studying basic mechanisms underlying the development of epilepsy following brain injury.
When he is not providing care to his patients, Dr. Poolos enjoys spending his free time with family.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Poolos in his new role.
American Brain Coalition Educational Webinar: Gene Therapy 101
Wednesday, October 16th
Gene Therapy 101
Gene therapy has been studied for more than 40 years and can help stop or slow the effects of disease on the most basic level of the human body – our genes. The American Brain Coalition, in partnership with American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy and MTM-CNM Family Connection, invites you to participate in an educational webinar to learn the basics of gene therapy and how it works, along with hearing from patient advocates who are supporting families interested in gene therapy research to help treat their disease.
Nancy Kuntz, MD, Attending Neurologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Erin Ward, President, MTM-CNM Family Connection
Marie Wood, Vice President, MTM-CNM Family Connection
Update on InCUS, USMLE improvements, and Vision
In an effort to continue providing helpful information to the community regarding possible changes to USMLE score reporting, the National Board of Medical Examiners have created a new podcast featuring two members from the InCUS planning committee. Dr. Michael Barone, Vice President of Licensure Programs for NBME, and Dave Johnson, Chief Assessment Officer for Federation of State Medical Boards, discuss themes from the public comments, upcoming improvements to USMLE, and insight into the vision for the program.
Listen to the podcast here.
Questions? Please contact Ann Nolan, Initiative Portfolio Management Analyst for the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Robin Brey, MD
The following organizations are seeking to fill the following leadership position
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER: CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE: CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
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