The Voice of Academic Neurology's Leaders

The Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) serves as a forum for the Chairs of Departments or Divisions of Neurology in accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada to discuss academic interests and challenges. The AUPN supports department chairs through its educational offerings that are geared toward the leaders in Neurology Departments including program directors and clerkship directors. 

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2024 June NeuroTransmitter: Message from John England, MD, AUPN President | For most of us, June is a busy time. Since it is the end of the academic year, we say goodbye to our graduating residents and fellows, but welcome our new ones. This is the bittersweet, exciting and fun part of June. However, June is also the time when departmental budgets for the new academic year must be finalized – this is definitely not the fun part!  If you need some last minute... [Read More]

2024 May NeuroTransmitter: Welcome Message from John England, MD | As I assume the Presidency of the AUPN, I wish to thank all of you for your continued support of all of our activities. I also want to thank John Greenfield, our Past-President, for his visionary and steady leadership over the past two years. Thanks to him and Katie Fernstaedt, our Executive Director, the AUPN is on solid ground. Over the next two years, I am hopeful that we will provide... [Read More]

2024 April NeuroTransmitter: Adriana Palade Named Interim Neurology Chair at University of Louisville | Adriana E. Palade, MD was appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Louisville in July 2023, succeeding Dr. Kerri Remmel. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, Romania in 1995 and completed Neurology Residency at University Hospital in...[Read More]

2024 March NeuroTransmitter: Martin McKeown Named Head of Neurology at UBC | The University of British Columbia has named Martin McKeown as Head, Division of Neurology, for a five-year term effective June 1, 2023.  Dr. McKeown is Professor and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute/UBC Chair in Parkinson’s Research and was previously Director of the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre. He is also an associate member of the UBC Department of Electrical...[Read More]

2024 February NeuroTransmitter: Antonio Omuro Named Neurology Chair at Stanford | Antonio Omuro, MD has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and the Joseph D. Grant Professor of Neurology, effective February 1, 2024. Dr. Omuro was born in Brazil and is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Neurology. He has also worked...[Read More]

2024 January NeuroTransmitter: Baptist Health South Florida Joins AUPN | The newly created Department of Neurology at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami joined the AUPN as an active member in September 2023. The department is academically affiliated with Florida International University and is involved in pre-clinical medical education at FIU and in the clinical neurology clerkship, for which they are a major training site. They host a neurointerventional...[Read More]

2023 December NeuroTransmitter: Michael Dobbs Named Chair at Florida Atlantic University | Michael Dobbs had been named the Fairfax Wood Endowed Chair of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (which includes Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and basic Neuroscience) in the Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University. He also serves as Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Associate Dean...[Read More]

2023 November NeuroTransmitter: Thomas Lloyd Named Chair of Neurology at Baylor | Dr. Thomas Lloyd, an expert in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular disorders such as inclusion body myositis, motor neuropathies and muscular dystrophies, has been named the Chair of the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine effective November 1, 2023. Lloyd earned a BA in chemistry and biochemistry from Rice University and is a...[Read More]

2023 October NeuroTransmitter: Andrei Alexandrov named Chair at University of Arizona College of Medicine | Andrei Alexandrov, MD, has joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix as chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Alexandrov specializes in the development of novel reperfusion therapies for stroke. Prior to joining the college, he served as chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at the University...[Read More]

2023 September NeuroTransmitter: Rohit Dhall named Chair of Neurology at UAMS | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Rohit Dhall as chair of the Department of Neurology effective July 1. Dhall joined the UAMS faculty in 2016 and has served as professor, vice chair for clinical research and director of neurodegenerative disorders in the Department of Neurology since 2021. He has directed...[Read More]

2023 August NeuroTransmitter: In memoriam: Barry Arnason | Barry Arnason, MD, the founding Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago, died on July 17, 2023 at the age of 89. Born and raised in Canada, Arnason graduated from University of Manitoba Medical School before going to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1958 to complete his neurologic training and a fellowship in the laboratory of Byron Waksman. He served on the...[Read More]

2023 July NeuroTransmitter: Jose Romano Appointed Interim Chair at University of Miami | Jose Romano has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after the untimely passing of Dr. Ralph Sacco from glioblastoma in January.  Romano is Professor of Neurology, Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Stroke Division in the University of Miami Department of Neurology, and...[Read More]

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