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ANA 2018 Annual Meeting: Preview of a Landmark Year

ANA 2018

At the ANA Annual Meeting last year in San Diego, breakthrough therapies with antisense oligonucleotides garnered the most interest.  Attendees were amazed at seeing video of children with spinal muscular atrophy up and out of wheelchairs. M. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD, Chair of the ANA Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC) and Director of the Center for Neurogenetics at Weill Cornell Medicine, offers her perspective on what will generate the most excitement at the ANA meeting this...

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We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Elizabeth Ross

Dr. Elizabeth Ross has an enduring passion for improving patients’ lives by studying how genes affect the brain’s function.

“Having the privilege of working with families, hearing the challenges that they face as they move on in their life story, is very motivating,” said Dr. Ross, the Nathan Cummings Professor in Neurology, director of the Center for Neurogenetics and professor of...

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New Role for Lis1 in behavior

LIS1 mutations disrupt neuronal migration during human brain development, but little is known of the role LIS1 plays postnatally. In this study, Sudarov et al. used genetic and imaging tools to manipulate LIS1 after neuronal migration is completed in mice.  Altogether, their data reveal a critical role for LIS1 in the maintenance of synaptic integrity and communication between neurons in mature brain. This implies a potential role for LIS1 in modulating neuropsychiatric...

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Dr. Olivier Elemento Appointed Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine

Dr. Olivier Elemento, a renowned computational biologist and leader in the field of computational genomics and biomedicine, has been named director of the Caryl and Israel Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Elemento will also lead joint precision medicine efforts at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/...

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Neurogenetics Research Collaboration with the New York Genome Center - Q & A with Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross

Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross is the Nathan Cummings Professor of Neurology, head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Development, and director of the Center for Neurogenetics in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute. She talked to the New York Genome Center (NYGC) about her research and collaboration with their organization.

 Q. What is the focus of your research at the Center for Neurogenetics, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill...

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Save the Date: 4th Human Genetics in New York City

4th Human Genetics in NYC meeting: September 12, 2017 

Keynote Speaker: 

Jay Shendure, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington 

See full list of speakers here.

September 12, 2017 

Memorial Sloan Kettering 

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MS Hope Day: Symposium, Expo & Cycle for a Cure

MS Hope for a Cure

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Motivate! Educate! Donate!

 

Research & Wellness Symposium & MS Community Expo

Come learn with the Judith Jaffe MS Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

The symposium will feature presentations from world-renowned experts on the topics of Wellness and MS Research.

At the expo, meet and learn from representatives from local MS Comprehensive Care Centers,...

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Neurological Trauma Update

Interior Belfer Research Building

This one-day CME lecture course is designed to update trauma practitioners on the current standards of care for brain and spine trauma. Participants will leave with an understanding of the current standard of care for the management of traumatic neurological injuries, including integrative care of the patient with traumatic injuries to multiple systems, and the medical-legal concerns regarding treatment of neurological trauma.

This course is designed for specialty physicians, neurology...

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Brain Attack and Cerebrovascular Update 2017

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This will cover epidemiology, diagnosis, acute management, secondary prevention, and rehabilitation.  Our audience includes physicians and also nurses from tri-state area as well as nationally.  This course is given yearly with a series of core topics focusing on acute stroke management and is supplemented by new lectures each year to cover advances in the field.

For more information please contact Jessica Grajales at (212) 858-6800 or jeg9059@nyp.org...

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