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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2023 May NeuroTransmitter: Mohamed Koubeissi Named Interim Chair at George Washington | Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, MA, FAAN, FANA, FAES, has been selected to serve as Interim Chair of the George Washington University Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Koubeissi was previously the Director of the Epilepsy Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, MA, FAAN, FANA, FAES, has been selected to serve as Interim Chair of the George Washington University Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Koubeissi was previously the Director of the Epilepsy Center at the GWU School of...[Read More]

2023 April AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Michael Jaffee Named Chair at University of Florida | University of Florida neurologist Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., has been named chair of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology.  Dr. Jaffee earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in the biological basis of behavior and in health care systems from the Wharton School. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1992...[Read More]

2023 March AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Amre Nouh appointed Chair at Cleveland Clinic Florida | Cleveland Clinic Florida has appointed Amre Nouh MD, MBA, FAHA, as Regional Chair of Neurology and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Neuroscience Institute.  Dr. Nouh is an expert in cerebrovascular disease and was previously System Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at Hartford HealthCare and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Hartford...[Read More

2023 February AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Remembering Ralph Sacco | On January 17, 2023, the neurology community lost a visionary leader with the death of Ralph Sacco, MD at age 65 from glioblastoma.  Dr. Sacco was the Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, Miller Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics, and Neurosurgery, and executive director of the Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute, as well as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and...[Read More

2023 January AUPN NeuroTransmitter: AUPN Winter Programs Are Here! | Program Directors’ Workshop.  On Friday, January 27th from 2pm – 4pm CST, the Program Director’s Liaison Group and the AUPN will host our annual Program Director’s Workshop.  This year’s session is entitled “Managing the Circus: Juggling All the Responsibilities of a Program Director.”  This session will discuss how to prioritize and manage the varied roles and responsibilities of a program director to...[Read More

2022 December AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Jackson named Chair at UT San Antonio | Please welcome to the AUPN Dr. Carlayne E. Jackson, who was appointed chair of Neurology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in September, after serving as interim chair since April.  Dr. Jackson earned her medical degree at UT Health Science Center San Antonio in 1987 and subsequently completed residency...[Read More

2022 November AUPN NeuroTransmitter: In Memoriam: Arthur K Asbury, MD | Arthur Knight Asbury, MD, a pioneer of clinical and experimental peripheral nerve research, died on October 19, 2022 of prostate cancer and dementia at age 93. He was the Van Meter Professor of Neurology Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and had previously served as Neurology department chair and Interim Dean and Executive Vice President of the...[Read More

2022 October AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Dr. Anna AM Barrett named Chair at UMass Chan School of Medicine | Please congratulate Dr. Anna AM Barrett who has been named professor and chair of Neurology at the UMass T.H. Chan School of Medicine and chief of the Neurology Service at the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System.  Dr. Barrett earned the MD degree at New York University School of Medicine and completed neurology residency at Columbia...[Read More

2022 September AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Dr. Joseph “Dedrick” Jordan named Chair at Louisiana State University | Please join me in welcoming to the AUPN Joseph “Dedrick” Jordan, MD, PhD, who has been appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology at LSU. After obtaining the MD and PhD degrees at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, Dr. Jordan completed neurology residency training and neurocritical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.  He...[Read More

2022 August AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Dr. Brandi French named Interim Chair at University of Missouri | Brandi French, MD, has been named the interim chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  After graduating medical school at the University of Kansas, Dr. French went to the University of Missouri more than 20 years ago as a neurology resident and then joined the faculty, serving in multiple roles including Chief Resident, Vice...[Read More

2022 July AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Fall Sessions at the ANA | When the AUPN was originally incorporated in 1968, the goal was to serve as a forum for the academic leaders of neurology to foster the development of our educational, research and patient care programs in accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada. Yet historically there has been little involvement of academic programs north of the border.  We have recently reached out to expand our active...[Read More

2022 June AUPN NeuroTransmitter: New Chair at Houston Methodist | Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jun Li, MD, PhD, who was appointed Chair of the Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology at the Houston Methodist Hospital, effective on June 1, 2022. Dr. Li most recently served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University (WSU), where he was also Specialist-in-Chief of Neurology at the Detroit Medical Center and Scientific Director of Translational Neuroscience Initiatives...[Read More

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