Spring 2018
Reflecting on the Academic Year
Spring is a time for transition and renewal. In a few short weeks, I will once again bid farewell to our graduating residents, welcome a new group of students, and reflect on our faculty's many accomplishments. From prestigious awards and large grants, to meaningful recognitions for our research and clinical work, this past academic year leaves us with much to be proud of.

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Stanford Neurosurgeon Uses Robotic Assistant to Detect Seizures
Stanford neurosurgeon, Gerald Grant , MD, FACS, used a robotic assistant to detect seizures, caused by tubers, deep in a 3-year-old's brain, without the need to open her skull or even shave her head.
Stanford Neurosurgeon's Promotion to Professor of Neurosurgery Makes History
Stanford Neurosurgeon, Odette Harris , MD, MPH, recently made history by becoming America's first black female neurosurgery academic professor. Dr. Harris is Director of Brain Injury at Stanford, and Associate Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation, at the VA Palo Alto.
Recovering From Stroke: Engineers, Biologists, and Doctors Focus on a Win
Stanford neurologists and neurosurgeons are working together to remove barriers between engineering, medicine, and basic science researchers to improve long-term stroke recovery.
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Novel Application of VR in Patient Engagement
Stanford study examines impact of virtual reality on patient satisfaction and understanding during new and preoperative DBS clinic consultations.
New Neuroanatomy Lab Bridges VR and OR
Stanford's Neurosurgery Department has opened a new anatomy lab, located next door to its Virtual Reality Center . Together, the labs are a valuable resource for trainees and surgeons alike.
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National MS Society Awards Stanford Researcher
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has awarded Stanford Researcher, Brad Zuchero , PhD, the prestigious Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award. The Award will fund work focused on improving our understanding of the role actin cytoskeleton plays in controlling myelination and remyelination.

Annual Neuroscience Forum
June 8, 2018
Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford
Highlighting the research accomplishments of Stanford residents, faculty, and students in the neurosciences.
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