UVA and Neuroscience - College Confidential

Melanie Cole (Host): Pseudotumor cerebri can cause symptom that resemble a brain tumor but is different from that. My guest is Dr. Kenneth Liu. He’s a fellowship-trained neurointerventional surgeon who specializes in caring for patients with aneurysm and stroke, as well as brain and spinal vascular malformations at UVA Neuroscience: Brain & Spine Care. Welcome to the show, Dr. Liu.

Stroke Center — UVA Neurosciences Center

UVA Neuroscience Program - University of Virginia

UVA Social Neuroscience - UVA Social Neuroscience

When you give to the UVA Neurosciences Center, you support cutting-edge research on treating Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, brain tumors, epilepsy and a host of other conditions that effect people's daily lives, often without much hope for a cure.

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Upto twenty-five rising third-year students will be selected each year to declare a major in Neuroscience. Application must be made in the student’s fourth semester by (1) meeting the course requirements for declaration—see below, (2) submitting a application in March (see announcement and link above to download the application form), and (3) an essay describing how the neuroscience major may complement the applicant's career goals. All students are expected to have started working in a UVA neuroscience research lab prior to application. Applicants need not provide a letter from their research mentor; the executive commitee will contact the mentor during the evaluation process.

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Chronic Neck Pain — UVA Neurosciences Center

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the technical feasibility of performing mobile telestroke consultations during prehospital EMS transport in a rural setting. BACKGROUND: The AHA-ASA Target:Stroke iniative calls for innovative approaches to prehospital stroke care. We hypothesize that mobile telestroke from a hospital-based neurologist to an ambulance-based provider, using tablet devices and commercially available broadband, will facilitate earlier stroke diagnosis and more accurate prenotification to reduce stroke onset-to-treatment times. DESIGN/METHODS: We assessed the technical feasibility of mobile teleconferencing along the six common rural emergency medical service (EMS) routes into UVA Medical Center, allowing a minimum travel time of 15 minutes and continuous connectivity of 5 minutes. Our mobile telestroke platform included Apple iPad with retina display, high-speed 4G LTE modem, Cisco Jabber secure video conferencing application, and magnetic-mount external antennae. Continuous mobile connectivity was facilitated through the commercial Verizon Wireless network. Continuous transmission audiovisual (AV) quality along each route was rated by two independent raters using a standardized six-point scale (=4 indicating technical feasibility). RESULTS: Of 31 test runs, two had extraneous technical issues and one failed to meet the minimum duration for continuous connectivity. The mean transmission video quality rating was 4.51 (4.54 vehicle; 4.48 hospital) and overall audio quality 5.00 (5.13 vehicle; 4.87 hospital). Both raters deemed AV quality as "good" or "excellent" (rating =4) for 78.5% of test runs. Five out of six EMS routes consistently demonstrated feasible connectivity, with 87.5% of runs achieving "good" or "excellent" bidirectional AV quality for these five routes. CONCLUSIONS: Our pilot data suggest technical feasibility for mobile teleconferencing between transporting ambulance and hospital-based provider using low-cost, off-the-shelf technology and commercial networks. These results support our hypothesis that mobile telestroke in a rural EMS setting can be implemented. Further troubleshooting along routes with limited connectivity, and prospective testing of the impact on stroke diagnosis and time-to-treatment is planned. Study Supported by: UVA Neuroscience Center of Excellence, UVA MSSRP, Walking for My Life 5K

Study Supported by: UVA Neuroscience Center of Excellence, UVA MSSRP, Walking for My Life 5K

Myla Goldman, MD, UVA Neuroscience Center, CONFIRMED

UVA Neuroscience Major students contributed with 11 poster presentations

Description of Undergraduate Neuroscience at UVA