The UB Dept. of Neurology held its annual Michael E. Cohen, MD, Residents Research Day and Graduation Banquet on June 10, 2016. All graduating residents presented their research findings, while the PGY-3 level residents presented research plans. The Research Day was coordinated by Dr. Robert Zivadinov and his Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center staff. Winners of the Outstanding Resident Presentation Awards for Research Day were Haris Kamal and Aurangzeb Memon, both PGY4s and outgoing co-chief residents, and Svetlana Eckert, PGY3 and incoming co-chief resident. The Research Day program is available here: Research Day 2016 Program.
At the Graduation Dinner banquet, Ashish Arora, PGY3 and incoming co-chief resident, and Lindsay Dudeck received the teaching award from the medical students. Resident collegiality awards were given to Adnan Khan, PGY4, Brian Trummer, PGY3, and Khaleeq Ahmed, PGY2. Graduating residents were Drs. Farid Din, Lindsay Dudeck, Haris Kamal, Adnan Khan, Emily Langan and Aurangzeb Memon. Graduating neurophysiology fellows were Drs. Mei Jiang and Pooja Sofat. Drs. Sarah Finnegan, Norah Lincoff, and Ashkan Mowla each received Faculty Teaching Awards. Eva Tamoga and Thomas Ballanca, administrative support staff for the training programs, played key roles in organizing the banquet.
Tom Langan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, received notification last month that his R21 grant application has been funded by NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Langan is a co-PI along with Randolph Carter, PhD. The grant will provide funding for the enhancement of newborn screening in Krabbe disease, with the hope of improving the outcomes from cord blood transplants for this form of childhood leukodystrophy. Dr. Langan directs the clinical program for the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute.
Meanwhile, Emily Langan, MD, his daughter, has been selected to receive the 2016 Resident Award for Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity. Emily Langan is a senior child neurology resident in the department. The award is sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement at the Univ. at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. An example of the apple not falling far from the tree. Congrats to both of our Dr. Langans!!