New Chair at Wash U; New AUPN VA Workshop; Social Media in Academic Neuro…

AUPN - Association of University Professors of Neurology

Please join me in welcoming Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD to the AUPN as Chair of the Washington University, St. Louis Department of Neurology and the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology.  Before becoming Chair, Dr. Lee was the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology and Chief of Cerebrovascular Disease at Washington University.   

Dr. Lee completed his university training at Yale, graduating with a degree in molecular biophysics, after which he entered the MD/PhD program at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, followed by a residency in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He then came to Washington University, completing a post-doctoral program with Dennis Choi, after which he was recruited to the faculty as a clinician-scientist in 1999.  His lab has been continuously funded by the NIH for more than 20 years, and he currently holds a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award in addition to other NIH grants.  Dr. Lee is internationally recognized for his work on the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of brain injury. 

We are pleased to announce a new AUPN Workshop:  VA-University Affiliations: Collaboration in Clinical Care, Research and Education which is geared towards both Chairs and VA Directors.  This new virtual program is a product of our new academic VA Chiefs’ initiative and is set for October 29th (2-4pm CT / 3-5pm EST).  Sharyl Martini, MD, PhD (Houston VA Medical Center) and Glenn Graham, MD, PhD (Founder and Director, VA National TeleStroke Program) will moderate this session, which will detail the advantages of a VA affiliation for an academic neurology department, including discussion of how specific VA programs and resources can insure a mutually beneficial collaboration.  Registration is complimentary but required to attend and is available on the AUPN Website.

Social media has become increasingly important to the world of academic neurology, particularly in regards to residency recruitment and to the public profile of academic departments.  This month’s AUPN Leadership Minute, “Social Media for Chairs: How to promote your dept on social media,” is presented by Dr. Alissa Willis (University of Mississippi Medical Center) and moderated by Dr. Rohit Das (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas).  

We are happy to announce that all previous AUPN Leadership Minute segments are now available as podcasts! Subscribe and listen on your favorite podcast platform and get notified right away when a new episode drops. Subscribe today on Spotify, Apple and Google. You can view all Leadership Minute segments on the AUPN Website.

Finally, registration is still open for the AUPN Fall Sessions held in concert with the ANA Annual Meeting. As ANA and AUPN are sharing the same virtual platform, you must be registered for the ANA meeting to attend the concurrent AUPN programs.  The full list of programs, including speakers, dates, and a link for ANA registration are available on the AUPN Website and in the “upcoming events” section below.

Clifton L. Gooch, MD
AUPN President


Today’s Resource Links

AUPN's Leadership Minute #15: Social Media for Chairs: How to promote your dept on Social Media

Past AUPN Leadership Minutes

Subscribe to AUPN Leadership Minute Podcasts: Apple Podcasts
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Subscribe to AUPN Leadership Minute Podcasts: Spotify

The Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network Seeks Grant and Scholar Applicants

The Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network (MGNet), one of 20 NIH-supported consortia dedicated to rare disease research, is offering funding for the below two programs. Investigators need not have experience in myasthenia gravis research and applications are welcome from individuals in immunology, neurology, outcomes research, nursing and allied health fields, who may wish to work with MGNet investigators to develop projects. 

  • The MGNet Pilot Grant Program for Myasthenia Gravis supports pilot research projects Details here.
  • The MGNET Scholar Program provides for 2 years of fellowship support in MG Details here.

Upcoming Events

ANA2021 Registration Is Now Open!
ANA2021's Virtual Annual Meeting, set for October 17-19 with an Opening Symposium on October 16, builds on the successes of last year's Virtual Annual Meeting while taking into consideration attendee feedback on how we might make the program even more accessible and engaging. Click here to view the Final Program.

Fall AUPN Sessions (in concert with the 2021 ANA Annual Meeting) – Save the Dates

AUPN Chairs Session: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: What does it take to make real progress and how do you improve the pipeline?
Date: Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:15am - 12:15pm CT / 12:15pm - 1:15pm ET

AUPN Chairs Session: Social Media and Web Presence: How do you make your internet presence effective, and how do you handle social media “Surprises”?
Date: Monday, Oct. 18, 9am - 10am CT / 10am - 11am ET

AUPN Chairs Session: Supply and demand in neurology subspecialties: How can you match the trajectories of trainees to the needs of the present and future?
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9am - 10am CT / 10am - 11am ET

AUPN Small Department Networking Session
Date: Monday, Oct. 18, 10:30am - 11:30am CT / 11:30am -12:30pm ET

ANA-AUPN Meet the Chairs Session
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10:15 am - 11:15am CT / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm ET

ANA-AUPN Career Fair  
Date: Sunday, Oct. 17, 6:45pm - 7:45pm CT / 7:45pm - 8:45pm ET.

AUPN Fall Program

Virtual VA Director’s Workshop: VA-University Affiliations: Collaboration in Clinical Care, Research and Education
Date: Oct. 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm CT / 3:00pm - 5:00pm ET

ASN-NNPro Joint Annual Meeting 2022

The American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) and NeuroNet Pro (NNPro) have teamed to develop a special conference on NeuroInnovations that offers novel solutions aimed at transforming the practice of medicine through advanced neurodiagnostics, informatics, and patient management.

The early bird registration is now open, so register today! We hope to see you in Scottsdale, AZ on January 13-16, for a welcoming, stimulating, and collegial meeting. Go to ASN’s Annual Meeting Page for all necessary information relating to the meeting.


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