Neurology Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room
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Can't attend Grand Rounds? Check out the live video stream during the event (when available), or watch a video later.

See the long-term schedule below for 2019

December 2019 Schedule


Pathophysiology of Dystonia

Mark Hallett, MD

Chief, Human Motor Control Section, NINDS



To Be Presented In The Medical Educational and Telemedicine Building, Room 143

Nature and Nurture of Microglia in Health and Disease

Christopher Glass, MD, PhD

Professor in the Department of Cellular Milecular Medicine at UC San Diego



To Be Presented In The Medical Educational and Telemedicine Building, Room 145

Stroke 2020, Value Creation in Healthcare

Thomas Hemmen, MD, PhD

Professor in the Department of Neurosciences and Director the Stroke Program and Cerebrovascular Fellowship Program at UC San Diego




2019 Long-term schedule (subject to change)




Jan 4
Update on Migraine Trigger Point Deactivation Surgery 
Hossein Ansari, UCSD
Jan 11
Neuropathic Pain: It's All in the Head
Ronald Ellis, UCSD 
Jan 18
Professor Rounds 

Jan 25
Shake, Rattle and (Pill) Roll: The Clinical Spectrum of Tremor
Stephen Reich, U of Maryland
Feb 1
Novel Treatment of Excitatory/Inhibitory (E/I) Imbalance in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
Stuart Lipton, UCSD
Feb 8
Twists & Turns (non helical) on the Transcription Road to Oxidative Neuronal Death: Implications for Brain Protection and Repair in Neurological Diseases
Rajiv R. Ratan, Cornell
Feb 15

Feb 22
Professor Rounds
Andrew Ng, UCSD
Mar 1
Physician Burnout: Definitions, Prevalence, Risk Factors and Protective Strategies
Dawn Buse, Monetfiore
Mar 8
Neuromuscular Medicine in the “Genomic Age”: From Precision Diagnostics to Precision Therapeutics
Sarah Neuhaus, NIH
Mar 15
Brain Rhythms Inform Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease
Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford
Mar 22
Professor Rounds
Alison Headley, UCSD
Mar 29
NO GR - Holiday

Apr 5
Vascular Regulation of Myelination In Ischemic White Matter Disease
Jason Hinman, UCLA
Apr 12
Decreased Axon Safety Factor In Neuropsychiatric Disorders
John Huguenard, Stanford
Apr 19
Migraine Pathophysiology: A Clinical Perspective
Stewart J. Tepper, Dartmouth 
Apr 26
Professor Rounds
Patrick Chen, UCSD
May 3
Updates in Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus in Premature Newborns
Rawad Obeid, Thomas Jefferson U
May 10

May 17
Chronic Ambulatory Brain Recording in Parkinson's Disease
Philip Starr, SF VA
May 24
Professor Rounds
Elizabeth Murphy, UCSD
May 31
Management of Neonatal Seizures
Simon Kayyal, Baylor
Jun 7
Jun 14
TNNT1 myopathy: Bedside to Bench and Back
Chamindra Konersman, UCSD
Jun 21
The Evolving Landscape of Brain Tumor Therapeutics 
David Piccioni, UCSD
Jun 28
Professor Rounds - A Curious Case of Encephalopathy
Brandon Holbert, UCSD
Jul 5
​Jul 12
​The Host Matters: Multiple Sclerosis Across the Lifespan
​Jennifer Graves, UCSD
Jul 19
​Dopamine/Glutamate Co-Release: Role on Reward Seeking and Cell Death
​Tom Hnasko, UCSD
​Jul 26
​Professor Rounds
​Fanny Du, UCSD
Aug 2
​Retinal Imaging Biomarkers in Neurodegeneration
​Robert Rissman, UCSD
​Aug 9
​Giant Cell Arteritis and Interesting Cases
​Peter Savino, UCSD
Aug 16
​Progress in Biomarkers for Alzheimer's and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders
​Douglas Galasko, UCSD
Aug 23
​Professor Rounds
​Jennifer Yang, UCSD
Aug 30
​Oncolytic Virotherapy: The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend
​Simon Khagi, UNC
​Sept 6
​The Search For Early Biomarkers of ASD: Advances Using Eye Tracking and Brain Imaging
​Karen Pierce, UCSD
​Sept 13

​Sept 20
​ASD is a Multistage, Progressive Disorder Beginning in Fetal Life
​Eric Courchesne, UCSD
​Sept 27
​Professor Rounds
​Thomas Hirschauer, UCSD
​Oct 4
Oct 11
Oct 18
Tools and Tricks for Deciphering Aspects of Brain Function 
​Loren Looger, HHMI
Oct 25
​​Algorithms for Appetite
Scott Sternson, HHMI
​Nov 1
​Human Neural Tube Defects and Folate
​Joseph Gleeson, UCSD
Nov 8
​Sleep Waves and Memory Consolidation
​Eric Halgren, UCSD
Nov 15
Disease Modification in Parkinson’s Disease: Current Approaches, Challenges and Future Considerations
​Anthony Lang, U of Toronto
Nov 22
Differential Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Patient Selection  for Surgery
Joint Presentation with Neurosurgery at Goldberg Auditorium
​Hossein Ansari, UCSD
Nov 29
​Dec 6
​Pathophysiology of Dystonia
​Mark Hallett, NINDS
Dec 13
​Nature and Nurture of Microglia in Health and Disease
​Chris Glass, UCSD
Dec 20
​Stroke 2020, Value Creation in Healthcare
​Thomas Hemmen, UCSD
Dec 27