The Department of Neurology has a strong mission and a rich history at the University of Pennsylvania. We have a long tradition of excellence in patient care, research and education in both adult and pediatric neurology. Since its establishment more than a century ago, our department has shaped the field of neurology by pioneering essential neurologic treatments…Read more
A Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System! In Neurology, we work to develop effective treatments and therapies which requires the expertise, dedication and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research to treat basic and complex neurological disorders. Established in 1871, by Dr. Horatio Wood, the Department of the Neurology is the oldest Department in the country with a history of excellence in patient care, research and education in both adult and pediatric neurology. Today, Penn Neurology faculty members are engaged in groundbreaking research and clinical trials involving many complex neurological disorders. The Department includes over 130 full-time and associated faculty with a full range of clinical activities, based at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), and Children's…Read more
Penn Medicine Launches Nation’s First Neuroaesthetics Research Center
Pioneering program will study how and why aesthetics affect decision making.
Penn Medicine has launched the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, which aims to uncover the biological basis of aesthetics. The center, led by Anjan Chatterjee, MD, chair of the department of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital and the Elliott Professor of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will advance the understanding of human nature and preferences with consumer choices, the principles of design, and the appreciation and production of art. The center assembles an interdisciplinary, university-wide team of experts in neuroscience, psychology, business, architecture, and the arts.
The American Academy of Neurology has announced the winners of the 2018 Medical Student Diversity Scholarships. These students will receive funding for travel to the AAN and for activities during the meetings. We at Penn should be very proud to note that three of the ten students are from our institution(s). Congratulations to the students and to the faculty who encourage these promising students at an early stage in their careers.
Congratulations to the following 2018 Medical Student Diversity Scholarship recipients:
- Nadir Bilici, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School
- Lauren B. Davis, MS.Ed, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
- Maria E. Diaz Ortiz, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School
Congratulations to Shawniqua Williams for being chosen for the 2018 cohort of the AAN Diversity Leadership Program
This outstanding program provides promising underrepresented neurology faculty members with an opportunity to hone their leadership skills and to network with the some of the top brass of the AAN. Penn Neurology has supported a participant in this competitive program for 3 out of the 4 years of its existence.
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