Dept. of Neurology Presents over 20 Papers at 2015 ECTRIMS Meeting

The UB Dept. of Neurology presented over 20 abstracts at the recently completed 2015 ECTRIMS Meeting, held in Barcelona, Spain from October 7-10, 2015.  ECTRIMS is organized by the European Committee on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and is the main international MS conference held annually.  Key presenters from the neurology department and collaborating UB investigators included Drs. Ralph Benedict, Michael Dwyer, David Hojnacki, Katelyn Kavak, Chana Kolb, Murali Ramanathan, Ferdinand Schweser, Barbara Teter, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, and Robert Zivadinov.  Numerous students, housestaff and research assistants were also involved with the papers.  Karen Zakalik and Kara Patrick provided essential research coordinator support.  For a full listing of the presentations that included UB investigators, please see the attached:  UB Neurology at ECTRIMS 2015.

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Dept. of Neurology Receives Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement Award

Resident trainees of the Univ. at Buffalo Dept. of Neurology have again received a Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement Award to fund a study to increase the yield of cytology and flow cytometry on cerebrospinal fluid.  These additional tests on CSF obtained after lumbar puncture are primarily used in detecting malignancies that have spread to the central nervous system.  Funds include travel support so that housestaff can present their findings at national conferences.  Spearheading the project for the residents is Ashish Arora, MBBS, a PGY3 resident.  The faculty adviser is Ping Li, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Neurology and director of the adult epilepsy program.

Ashish Arora, MBBS

Ashish Arora, MBBS

Ping Li, MD, MSc

Ping Li, MD, MSc