NYU Langone Neurology & Neurosurgery 2016 Year in Review

NYU Langone Neurology & Neurosurgery 2016 Year in Review

Clinical, Educational, and Research Advancements: Our 2016 Year in Review highlights the neurological discoveries and progress enabled by our unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

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From key discoveries in research to advances in clinical care, the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery achieved remarkable progress in 2016—all supported by a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration. Partnerships across our departments—and others—have enabled new imaging techniques that make surgeries safer and more effective; the development of new biomarkers for neurological conditions such as concussion, atypical Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis; and personalized treatments based on patients’ genetic profiles. Meanwhile, the collection of “big data” is helping our neurologists and neurosurgeons better detect meaningful trends in patient populations that will ultimately lead to more effective therapies across neurological conditions.

Highlights of our annual report include:

  • Expanding Expertise: New Talent, Research Inform New Modes of Care
  • Brain Tumor Center: Genetic Clues Unlock Targeted Treatments
  • Multiple Sclerosis Center: Pushing the Therapeutic Envelope with Big Data and Innovation
  • Spine Center: Expanding Surgical Possibilities with Advanced Spinal Imaging
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Center: Controlling Seizures and Easing Pregnancy Concerns
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology: Visual Analysis Tools Enhance Neurological Diagnoses
  • Neuromodulation: Extending the Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Headache: Headache Division Expands, Targets Novel Treatments
  • Neuroscience: Cooling Technique Uncovers Brain’s Role in Speech Production
  • Big Data: Advancing Precision Medicine with Big Data
  • Education: Learning Reaches New Heights