News : 2016 : July

Nicole Wilson

Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate Nicole M. Wilson Wins Women in Neurotrauma Research Award

Nicole M. Wilson, a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate, won the Women in Neurotrauma Research (WiNTR) Award after competing in the trainee poster competition at the 2016 National Neurotrauma Society Symposium. The WiNTR award is given annually to recognize the top poster presentation by a woman. The trainee poster competition consisted of the top 22 (out of 377) graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

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From left, Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., with W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Novel Drug Shows Potential for Aiding Memory and Learning after Traumatic Brain Injury

Treating rats with an experimental drug at three months following a traumatic brain injury improves their memory and learning ability, as reported in a new study published in the The Journal of Neuroscience. The drug is currently under development, and is being tested as a potential therapy for TBI by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Christine Thomas, Ph.D.

Dr. Christine Thomas Delivers Commencement Speech to Her Alma Mater

Christine Thomas, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been researching neuromuscular weakness, fatigue, spasms and regeneration at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for 26 years. She was recently recognized for her research contributions by her alma mater, the University of Otago in New Zealand, where she gave the commencement speech.

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