Haris Kamal, MD, Co-Chief Resident for the 2015-16 academic year for the UB Dept. of Neurology, has received the American Society of Neuroimaging Resident Travel Award for the upcoming ASN annual meeting to be held in Orlando, FL from January 14-17, 2016. Dr. Kamal’s accepted abstract is entitled, “Neuro-Behcet’s disease masquerading as brain abscesses on MRI.” Co-authors on the paper include Dr. Karanbir Singh, who graduated from the residency program in June 2015, M.U. Hafeez, A. Bushra, and faculty members Drs. Nicholas Silvestri, Program Director of the Adult Neurology Residency Training Program and Gil Wolfe, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the department. Dr. Kamal was one of only two residents nationally to receive a travel award for the meeting.
Ralph Benedict, PhD, and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, both Professors of Neurology at Univ. at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, have recently received recognition for their investigative accomplishments. Dr. Benedict, who directs the neuropsychology division for the Dept. of Neurology, will receive the International Neuropsychology Society’s 2016 Mid-Career Arthur Benton Award that recognizes substantive independent contributions to research into brain-behavior relationships as indexed by research impact, number of citations, quality of journals and recognition by peers. The award will be presented at the society’s international meeting in early February in Boston. Dr. Weinstock-Guttman, who directs the Jacobs Multiple Sclerosis Center for Research and Treatment, has been elected to the Board of Directors for ACTRIMS, America’s Committee for Treatment and Research in MS, the nation’s leading investigative organization for the disease. She will serve on the board through February 2019.
Arie Weinstock, MD, Professor of Neurology at Univ. at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was recently interviewed by Buffalo’s ABC affiliate, WKBW Channel 7 News on the use of medical marijuana in refractory epilepsy. Dr. Weinstock is participating in ongoing research studies into the efficacy of medical marijuana preparations, specifically cannabidiol (CBD) in this challenging population of patients with seizures. Dr. Weinstock is the division chief of child neurology and directs the epilepsy program for the UB Dept. of Neurology. To see the interview please go to http://www.wkbw.com/news/medical-marijuana-what-do-we-really-know.