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Neuroscience 4th Year Senior Elective (NEUR8214S410)
Course directors: Hazel Murphy and Francis Sessler
Faculty participating: Brian Clark, Tim Cunningham, Jed Shumsky, Veronica Tom, Tim Himes, Ramesh Raghupathi, Rodrigo Espaņa, and Marion Murray.

The course (4 weeks) runs concurrently with PIL Neurosciences (September/October) or IFM (March/April/May). It provides a review of Medical Neurosciences for seniors considering training in neurology, neurosurgery and related areas. Students participate in the teaching of neuroscience labs, write 1 review paper (~15 pages) about a specific topic in Neuroscience, research the pros and cons of a treatment or method related to the research topic (~3 pages), work on a tutorial to teach Neuroscience, and present their work in a powerpoint presentation format to a pannel of faculty.


Research Papers and Tutorials, April 2015
Narcolepsy: a Review and Future Directions (Kevin Hou) Guide to Most Common Seizures (video tutorial by Kevin Hou)
Rasmussen's Encephalitis (Peter Kim) Neurodegenerative diseases (video tutorial by Peter Kim)
Review of Pediatric Medulloblastoma (Brian White) Spinal Cord Diseases (video tutorial by Brian White)
Emerging Therapies in Glioblastoma (Jessica Wilcox) Approach to the Dizzy Patient (video tutorial by Jessica Wilcox)

Research Papers and Tutorials, October 2014
Treatment of Tethered Cord in Association with Syringomyelia (Adam Prince) HeadTrauma in the Clinical Setting (video tutorial by Adam Prince)

Research Papers May 2013
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma (Mark Wertz)

Research Papers March 2013
The use of Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Jennifer Creed)
The Role of Deep Brain Stimulation in the Treatment of Dementia (Bertram Richter)

Research Papers November 2011
Efficacy of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disease: A Myth or Reality? (Raj Nangunoori)

Research Papers November 2010
Neurological Basis for Intellectual Disability in People with Down syndrome (Vincent Carson)
Brain injury after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and the role of erythropoietin as a neuroprotectant (Michael Cohen)

Research Papers November 2009
Neurologic Sequelae of Perinatal Steroid Treatments (Homa Karimi)

Research Papers May 2009
Glycemic Control and Neurologic Injury (Michael Forzano)

Research Papers April 2009
Parkinson Disease and Autonomic Functions (Paul Han)

Research Papers January 2009
Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children (Alyce Belonis)
Seizure, Treatments and Pharmacoresistance (Joon-Yi Kang)
Absence Seizure, Treatment with Ethosuximide (Aditi Patel)
Alzheimer's disease: Tau vs Amyloid, Pathogenesis and New Treatment Directions (Richard Tsai)

Research Papers December 2008
Transient Global Amnesia (Brandon Beaber)
Rett's Syndrome (Dara Freeman)

Research Papers May 2008
Bipolar Disorder and Pregnancy (Noelle Niemand) Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy (Noelle Niemand)
Age-related Macular Degeneration (Christal Young) Status Epilepticus (Christal Young)

Research Papers January-February 2008
Lower Back Pain (Nirav Amin) Multiple Sclerosis (Nirav Amin) 
Cannabinoids and Pain (Ankur Anand) RNA interference therapeutic applications in neurological diseases (Ankur Anand)
Tuberous Sclerosis (Farah Awadalla) Behįet's Disease (Farah Awadalla)
Hepatic Encephalopathy (Daniel Brelian)  Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in AIDS Patients (Daniel Brelian)
Functional Imaging and Schizophrenia (Anjaly Chandramouly)  Bacterial Meningitis (Anjaly Chandramouly)
Spinal Cord Injury: Neurogenic Bladder (Lisa Hwang) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Lisa Hwang)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Wai Kiu Lee)  Effects of Radiation on Fetal Development (Wai Kiu Lee)
Brain Hypoxia (Michael Wong)  Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (Michael Wong)

Research Papers December 2007
The multiple etiologies of Huntington disease: Recent molecular, cellular, and neuroanatomical insights (Zachary S. Hoffer)
Evidence for the Partial Dopamine Receptor Agonist Aripiprazole as a First-Line Treatment of Psychosis in Patients with Iatrogenic or Tumorogenic Hyperprolactinemia (Zachary S. Hoffer) Complex Regional Pain Syndromes: etiology, diagnosis, and management (Zachary S. Hoffer)
Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus (Anila E. Thomas)  Increased Intracranial Pressure (Anila E. Thomas)
Neurofibromatosis (Saya V. Nagori)  Neurological Manifestations and Cranial Neuropathy of Sarcoid (Saya V. Nagori)

Research Papers April-May 2007
Epilepsy and Functional Imaging (Genieve Abbey) Neurological Sequelae of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Genieve Abbey)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage: a comprehensive review (Steve Breault) Multiple Sclerosis: Overview and Diagnosis (Steve Breault)
Referred pain in the surgical setting and the acute abdomen (Leslie C. Ghisletta) Mechanical Lumbar Radiculopathies from the Surgical Perspective (Leslie C. Ghisletta)
Diagnosing and Treating Migraine Headaches (Hirsch Mehta) Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Syncope (Hirsch Mehta)
Vascular Disease in Alzheimer's Disease (Raj Patel) Imaging of Huntington Disease (Raj Patel)
What causes autism? (Ritu Pierce) Parkinson’s Disease- Can one treat it? (Ritu Pierce)
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (Tony T. Trinh) CNS Toxoplasmosis in HIV Patients (Tony T. Trinh)
The Role of Cerebral Vasoconstrictive Syndromes in Stroke in Young Patients (Gregory Vorona) Current MR Imaging Modalities for Pituitary Microadenomas (Gregory Vorona)

Research Papers March 2007
Benign Positional Vertigo (Ferleine Bautista) Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Ferleine Bautista)
Spinal Epidural Abscess (Achilles Bebos) Cerebral Palsy (Achilles Bebos)
Catatonic Schizophrenia (Barry Hoffman) Kluver Bucy Syndrome (Barry Hoffman)
Critical Illness Polyneuropathy & Myopathy (Brian McNabb) Management of the patient with metastatic disease of the CNS (Brian McNabb)
Neuronal Development During Chronic Hypoxic States (Fleurise Montecillo) Peripheral Nociceptors (Fleurise Montecillo)
Anxiety Disorders - Pathophysiology & Treatments (Laura Stanton) Post Traumatic Brain Injury - Cognitive & Behavioral Changes (Laura Stanton)

Research Papers February 2007
Diabetic Neuropathy (Ravi Shankar) Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Non Volatile Inhaled Anesthetics: Central Mechanisms of Unconsciousness (Nadiv Samimi) Autonomic Dysreflexia and the Cardiovascular System (Nadiv Samimi)

Research Papers January 2007
Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis (Sonul Mehta) Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (Sonul Mehta)

Research Papers May-Jun 2006
Juvenile Epilepsy (Lekha M. Rao) Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (Lekha M. Rao)
Pharmacologic Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (Stephen Dai) Frontotemporal Dementia (Stephen Dai)

Research Papers January 2006
Rabies (Michael Kim) Neurosyphilis (Michael Kim)

Research Papers May 2005
Locked-In Syndrome (Sung Hyon) Dysregulation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and Depression (Sung Hyon)

Research Papers April 2005
Neurocysticercosis (Adam Braganza) Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Adam Braganza)
Wilson's disease (Irene Chang) Migraine Headache (Irene Chang)
Bipolar Disorders (Shauna Desai) Tardive Dyskinesia (Shauna Desai)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (Heidi Harrington) Craniofacial Syndromes (Heidi Harrington)
Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome (Amanda Howell) Seizures/Epilepsy (Amanda Howell)
Pseudotumor Cerebri (Kyra Kilpela) Meniere's Disease (Kyra Kilpela)
Neurologic Arteriovenous Malformations (Tiffany Lahr) Tremor (Tiffany Lahr)
Antipsychotic Drugs (Patrick O'Connor) Chemical Senses (Patrick O'Connor)
The Role of Beta Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease and its Clinical Implications (Vishwas Singh) Are antioxidants and parkinson's neuroprotective harmful? What is neuroprotective in PD? (Vishwas Singh)
Tourette Syndrome (Wahid Tazudeen) Trigeminal Neuralgia (Wahid Tazudeen)

Research Papers March 2005
Fibromyalgia (Uche Eneanya) Diagnostic Evaluation of Stroke (Uche Eneanya)
Indications for Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (Tina Maiorano) Clinical Consequences of Basal Ganglia Injury (Tina Maiorano)
Syncope (Devin Peck) Neonatal Brain Injury (Devin Peck)
Spinal Cord Injury: Pathophysiology (Allen Tham) Spinal Cord Injury: Rehabilitation (Allen Tham)
Lyme Disease (Trang Truong) Trigeminal Neuralgia (Trang Truong)

Research Papers January 2005
Migraine: Pathophysiology and Treatment (Arka Banerjee) Brainstem Glioma (Arka Banerjee)
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (Andrew Clark) Neurobiology of Anxiety: Implications for the Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala (Andrew Clark)
Brain Death Criteria and Ethical Consideration (Kristen Halm) Diabetic Neuropathy (Kristen Halm)
Are We Addicted to Food: Mechanisms of Addiction and Natural Reward (Amy Harrington) Neurobiology of Schizophrenia (Amy Harrington)
Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (Joshua Harris) Huntington's Disease (Joshua Harris)
Ataxia Telangiectasia (Kate Herwig) Asperger's Disorder (Kate Herwig)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Thomas Hoang) Myasthenia Gravis (Thomas Hoang)
Subdural Hematomas (Hugh Humphery) Korsakoff's Syndrome (Hugh Humphrey)

Research Papers December 2004
Phantom Limb / Pain Management (Andrew Binder) Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (Andrew Binder)
Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, evaluation & treatment (Trina Fernandes) Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (Trina Fernandes)
Parkinson Deep Brain Stimulation (Steve S.W. Han) Neuroimaging of acute ischemic stroke (Steve S.W. Han)
Glioblastoma Multiforme (Michael Katsnelson) Cervical Spine Injury (Michael Katsnelson)
Bell's Palsy (Steven J. Lee) Treatment of Back Pain with Spinal Manipulation (Steven J. Lee)
Prion Diseases: An overview (Carry Mohila) CNS Fungal Infections (Carry Mohila)
Cerebral Palsy (Vasiliki Moragianni) Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (Vasiliki Moragianni)

Research Papers 2003-04
Chiari Malformations (Emiliano Tatar) Pediatric Stroke as compared to Adult Stroke (Emiliano Tatar)
Neuroradiology (Beth Stewart) Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhages (Beth Stewart)
Multiple Sclerosis: An overview (Beth Stewart)  
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Patrick D. Gamp ) Guillain-Barré Syndrome (Patrick D. Gamp )