Department of Neurology

Department and Faculty News


  • Congratulations to Dr. Cyrus Zabetian

    April 28, 2022

    Dr. Cyrus Zabetian has received over $1.2 million in funding for his study: Genetic Movement Disorders: Etiologies and PathogenesesThe major goal of this project is to identify the molecular etiologies of genetic movement disorders as an important step towards improving diagnoses, elucidating pathogeneses, and facilitating efforts to develop targeted therapies.

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  • Congratulations to Dr. Chris Ransom for his VA Clinician Scientist Investigator Award

    April 28, 2022

    VA BLR&D Program Officials can nominate one fundable grant from their panels each cycle. Dr. Chris Ransom was nominated and received the Award for his research: "Regulation of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptors in health and disease"This project will study cellular and molecular changes that occur after experiment TBI, with focus on extrasynaptic GABA receptors (both GABA-A…

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  • Act FAST - Seattle Fire Station 28 EMS Team Outreach

    April 22, 2022

    Knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke and acting FAST is crucial when it comes to stroke care. Our EMS partners are the first responders to the community play an key part in this care. UW Medicine Stroke Team members Dr. David Tirschwell, Kelsey Hagstrand, ARNP and Kelly Bender Outreach Liaison met with Seattle Fire…

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  • Congratulations to the UW Regional Epilepsy Center!

    April 21, 2022

    The UW Regional Epilepsy Center has been re-credentialed by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a NAEC Level 4 Center for 2022 and 2023. This is their highest-level designation and certifies that our Center is capable of handling the most complicated surgical epilepsy cases.

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  • UW Medicine MS Walk - April 24, 2022

    March 1, 2022

    Register and donate today at: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/team/UWMS

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  • Brain Awareness Week 2022

    March 1, 2022

    Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:00-5:00pm PST Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that leads to devastating cognitive and neurological deficits. However, despite affecting an estimated 6.2 million adults in the US alone in 2021, its causes are poorly understood and no effective treatments exist to halt or reverse the neuron death caused by…

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  • RO1 for Jessica Young, Sumie Jayadev, and Christine Disteche

    November 4, 2021

    ISCRM faculty members Jessica Young, Sumie Jayadev, and Christine Disteche have received a five-year, $6 million R01 grant to study the mechanisms of sex differences in risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers will use unique hiPSC lines generated by the Disteche lab that have different numbers of sex chromosomes and generate matched APOE4 or…

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  • Join INPCS for our Inaugural Annual Meeting this November!

    October 15, 2021

    This year’s virtual conference, to be held November 4th - 6th, 2021, will focus on the theme of Taking Flight, celebrating the new society and highlighting the promise of this emerging field. We have an international and all-star lineup of speakers! Receive up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. There is NO Fee to…

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  • Patient of Dr. Wundes at UW Multiple Sclerosis Center was featured on the Today Show, detailing her stem cell transplantation

    October 13, 2021

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  • Congratulations to Catherine Amlie-Lefond, M.D. for receiving the 2022 Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology

    October 8, 2021

    The Carter Award, one of the AAN’s premier lectures, is given annually to an exceptional child neurologist. The Carter Lecture is scheduled for presentation at the AAN Annual Meeting during the Presidential Plenary Session on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

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  • Congratulations to Sidney M. Gospe Jr. MD, PhD for his 2021 Roger and Mary Brumback Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

    October 4, 2021

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  • Child Neurology Residency Ranked Highly

    September 1, 2021

    Doximity just released its rankings of Child Neurology residency programs and the University of Washington is ranked #9 among pediatric hospitals.

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  • 8th Annual Trainee Research Poster Symposium Winners

    June 25, 2021

    The 8th Annual Trainee Research Poster symposium was another great success and exhibition of the important work our trainees are producing. All the participants did a wonderful job presenting the work they are contributing to our field. Four candidates stood out among their peers. On behalf of our esteemed Dr. Leslie-Mawzi, Dr. Patel, Dr. Chamberlain,…

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  • Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Innovation Grant

    June 1, 2021

    Congratulations to John Oakley, MD, Phd, Michael Persenaire, MD, Juliane Gust, MD, PhD and Thomas Grabowski, MD for receiving the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Innovation Grant.

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  • Top Docs 2021 - Pediatric Neurology

    May 27, 2021

    Seattle magazine has published its list of “Top Docs” for Child Neurology. UW faculty have snared all but one of these peer-endorsed recommendations. Please join me in congratulating the following winners, some for multiple years! Mark Wainwright, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology Heidi Blume, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology Rusty Novotny, MD, Professor of Neurology…

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  • Seattle Magazine: TOP DOCS 2021

    May 26, 2021

    Congratulations to Lynne Taylor, MD, Professor of Neurology and Michael Weiss, MD, Professor of Neurology for being cited as Top Docs in this year's Seattle Magazine survey. This honor reflects the admiration of their Puget Sound area neurologist peers. They were both cited last year, and some years before that.

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  • Welcome Dr. Bay Leslie-Mazwi to UW Neurology and Dr. Nicole Mazwi to UW Rehabilitation Medicine!

    May 10, 2021

    For Bay Leslie-Mazwi, MD, and Nicole Mazwi, MD, medicine will always be a part of their lives... Read the full article on the UW Huddle.

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  • Take a Few Steps to Make a Change ~ WALK on World MS Day - May 30th 2021

    May 7, 2021

    One million Americans live with it. Here in the Northwest, it is especially prevalent. Join Kelly Bender, Health Services Manager for the University of Washington MS Center and Team Captain for the MS Walk (GO HUSKIES!)

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  • May is #StrokeAwarenessMonth

    May 1, 2021

    Dr. William Lou, Neurology Neurovascular Fellow, discusses the importance of know the warning signs of stroke, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Stroke Club

    March 19, 2021

    To help lay the foundation for recovery and transition into life after a stroke. Members of the UW Medicine stroke care team will be available to answer questions and review educational topics.

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  • Congratulations!

    January 28, 2021

    Marie Davis, MD, Ph.D, was awarded an NIH R01 grant for her research on investigation the role of lipid metabolism in protein aggregation and neurodegenerative disease progression. https://depts.washington.edu/neurolog/welcome/research/davis-laboratory/

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  • 7th Annual Alexander M. Spence Memorial Lecture

    September 25, 2020

    The Department of Neurology is excited to invite you to the 7th Annual Alexander Spence Memorial Lecture on October 22, 2020.

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  • Please join us for our Neurology Resident Didactics on September 29th & October 15th

    September 25, 2020

    Please join the Department of Neurology on September 29, 2020 and October 15, 2020 for two special open didactic sessions for prospective applicants. These sessions are open to all interested neurology residency applicants and we hope you can join. Please email our Residency Program Manager, Stella White stellad@uw.edu with any questions. Tuesday, September 29th: 3-4pm…

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  • Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine Top Doctors 2020

    September 1, 2020

    Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine recently announced their top doctors of 2020, a list of trusted providers in the Puget Sound region. Congratulations to our Neurologists who made this year's list!

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  • Neurology Chair Candidate Search Lectures

    July 2, 2020

    July 9th - Dr. Grabowski. July 23rd - Dr. Spudich. Aug 13th - Dr. Videnovic

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  • Recent Publications

    May 1, 2020

    Young-Bin Song What PA Practice Looks Like in Neuro-Oncology https://www.aapa.org/news-central/2020/02/what-pa-practice-looks-like-in-neuro-oncology/ Suman Jayadev Beckman M, et al. Loss of presenilin 2 age-dependently alters susceptibility to acute seizures and kindling acquisition. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969996119303948?via%3Dihub Jerome Graber J Neuroimaging. 2020 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/jon.12687. [Epub ahead of print] Clinical Imaging for Diagnostic Challenges in the Management of Gliomas: A Review.…

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  • 2020 Match Results

    May 1, 2020

    We are very proud to announce the 2020 Match results for both our Adult and Child Neurology residency programs! We ended up matching a really terrific group of people, all of whom will be arriving later this June to begin their training. We very much looking forward to working with each of these trainees. Thanks…

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  • New Faculty

    May 1, 2020

    We are pleased to announce the recruitment of the following new faculty since Jan. 1st. They will be joining us in the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Congrats to Neurology Faculty who were awarded the PRAISE Award!

    April 1, 2020

    PRAISE stands for Patient Reported Assessment In Doctor Satisfaction and Excellence. The PRAISE Award is awarded biannually to outpatient and emergency department physicians, PAs, and ARNPs for their measured patient satisfaction. Recipients must receive at least 15 CMS CAHPS survey responses for the care they deliver and achieve the 80th percentile in provider communication and/or physician care scores. David Tirschwell M.D.…

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