Grand Rounds 2021

DatePresentation TitleSpeakers Name and Affiliation
January 5, 2021Friedreich Ataxia: An UpdateS.H. Subramony, MD

Professor of Neurology
Neuromuscular Division
January 12, 2021Giving Effective Feedback – Beyond Sandwich ArtistryC. Chauncey Spears, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Director of Movement Disorders Fellowship

Ann Arbor, MI
January 19, 2021Communication in Healthcare: Research, Evidence and Best PracticesCarma L. Bylund, PhD, FACH


UF College of Journalism and Communications
January 26, 2021New Day for NMOSDMary R. Rensel, MD, FAAN

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Staff Neurologist and Director of Wellness and Pediatric MS

Mellen Center for MS
February 2, 2021Screening of the film:

“SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia”

An educational adaptation of the film Robin’s Wish, offered through the Lewy Body Dementia Association
Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSc, FAAN

UF Department of Neurology

Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Faculty Development

Director, UF Dorothy Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia
February 9, 2021Translating Stroke Research from Bench to Bedside: It’s All in the MessengerAlexis Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHA
Assistant Professor of Neurology
February 16, 2021Role of Pandemics in the Destruction and Evolution of the Human BrainAvindra Nath, MD
Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System

Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institutes of Health
February 23, 2021Disorders of Emotional CommunicationKenneth Heilman, MD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Neurology

Neurologist-Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center
March 2, 2021UF Integrated Data Repository (IDR) Research ServicesChristopher A. Harle, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics

University of Florida

Chief Research Information Officer
March 9, 2021Clinical Pathophysiological ConferenceAnthony Rainey, MD
Neurology Resident

University of Florida
March 16, 2021What is SEEG?Patrick Chauvel, MD
University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology

Professor Emeritus of Physiology at Aix-Marseille University
March 23, 2021Women’s Health in NeurologyMary O’Neal, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department of Neurology
March 30, 2021Impact of Single Genes on Blood Brain Barrier and Cerebrovascular Function: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development of Gene Targeted TherapiesPatricia Musolino, MD, PhD
Genetics and Critical Care Neurologist

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School
April 6, 2021Diversity Council HistoryMaria Bruzzone, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Co-Chair, Neurology Diversity and Inclusion Council


Ashley Rawls, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Co-Chair,Neurology Diversity and Inclusion Council
April 13, 2021The History of Anti-Black Violence, the Racial Wealth Gap and the World We Live in TodayPaul Ortiz, PhD
University of Florida Professor of History

Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program

University Term Professor, 2019 – 2022

Faculty Advisory Committee, Center for Latin American Studies
April 27, 2021Clinical Update on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH)Amreen Farooqui, MD
Neurology Resident


Justin DePrey, MD

Neurology Resident
May 4, 2021Learning from COVID-19: A Neurologist’s PerspectiveAaron Lord, MD, MSc
Chief of Neurology, NYU Langone-Brooklyn

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

New York University School of Medicine
May 11, 2021Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2): Genetics, Biology and Novel TherapiesMatthias Karajannis, MD, MS
Chief, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Service

Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College
May 18,2021Progress towards a Genetically Targeted Therapy for Prion DiseaseSonia Vallabh, PhD, Associate Scientist &
Eric Minikel, PhD, Associate Scientist

Broad Institute
May 25, 2021Senior Research Project PresentationsAnthony Rainey, MD
Mitesh Patel, MD

David Mendoza, MD
June 1, 2021Senior Research Project PresentationsJoshua Wong, MD
Amreen Farooqui, MD
June 8, 2021Senior Research Project PresentationsHsin-Pin Lin, MD and John Yu, MD
Natalie Buchwald, MD

Justin DePrey, MD
June 15, 2021Senior Research Project PresentationsEmily Sun, DO
Jessica Frey, MD
Tamara Stiep, MD
June 22, 2021Senior Research Project PresentationsBenjamin Chapin, MD
Nicholas Nelson, MD
Abdullah Bin Zahid, MD
June 29, 2021Thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: Tenecteplase vs alterplaseRobert Rodriguez, MD, Neurovascular Fellow

Yoram Roman Casul, MD, Neurovascular Fellow
July 6, 2021cEEG in the ICU: Is More Always More?Andrea Rosetti, MD
Head of Epileptology/EEG Unit

Adjunct Professor, University of Copehagen, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
July 13, 2021Bagful of Glasses SyndromeSachin Kedar, MD
Professor Ophthalmology and Neurology

Vice-Chair for Education

Department of Ophthalmology

Emory University School of Medicine
July 20, 2021Mapping the Connectivity of ConsciousnessBrian L. Edlow, MD
Neurocritical Care Faculty, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery (CNTR)

Director, Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness (NICC)

Affiliated Faculty, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Associate Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School
July 27, 2021Targeted Therapy, Disease Modification and Prevention of Epilepsy: The sTORy of Tuberous SclerosisMichael Wong, MD, PhD

Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience

Washington University School of Medicine
August 3, 2020Critical Illness in Neuromuscular DisordersShweta Goswami, MD

Neurocritical Care Fellow


Hemanth Pasupuleti, MD

Neurocritical Fellow
August 10, 2021Diagnosis and Management of Neurofibromatosis and SchwannomatosisDr. PhiOanh (Leia) NghiemPhu
Professor of Clinical Neurology

Director of Neuro-Oncology Clinical Service and the Director of the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program at UCLA
August 17, 2021Dysfunction in Neurologic Disease: Inflammatory Biomarkers Across Disease and Drug DevelopmentDr. CJ Barnum
Director of Neuroscience at INmune Bio, Inc.
August 24, 2021Annual UF Neurology Graduate Medical Education UpdateDr. Christina Wilson

Interim Chief, Vascular Neurology Division

Associate Chair Of Education

Neurology Residency Program Director

Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director

University of Florida
August 31, 2021Neuropalliative Care: Making the Difficult Easier for People Living with (and Caring for) Serious Neurologic IllnessDr. Benzi Kluger
Julius, Helen, and Robert Fine Distinguished Professor in Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center
September 7, 2021Migraine and Vascular Disease: Associations and ImplicationsAndrea Harriott, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Massachusetts General Hospital
September 14, 2021Overview of Leukodystrophies in Children and AdultsS. Ali Fatemi, MD, MBA

Chief, Medical Officer

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
September 21, 2021Famous First Papers for the NeurointensivistChristopher Robinson, DO, MS

Assistant Professor, Neurocritical Care Division

University of Florida
September 28, 2021Harnessing Translational Neuroscience for ALS: Are We Winning?Dame Pamela Shaw, DBE, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FMedSci, FAAN, FANA, FAAAS
Professor of Neurology

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Director of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)
October 5, 2021Research Blitz Part 1Neuromuscular/Headache/General/MS Presented by Drs. Chiquilin, Orlova, Shuhaiber, and Rempe.

Aging/Behavioral/Cognitive (ABC) Presented by Michael Jaffee, MD

Stroke Presented by Christina Wilson, MD, and Alexis Simpkins, MD

Epilepsy Presented by Giridhar Kalamangalam, MD
October 12, 2021Research Blitz Part 2Neurocritical Care Presented by Carolina Maciel, MD

Basic Sciences Presented by Matthew LaVoie, PhD

Movement Presented by Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD and Matthew Burns, MD
October 19, 2021Progress in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)Nikolaus McFarland, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Wright/Falls/Simmons Professorship in PSP/Atypical Parkinsonism
October 26, 2021Outcome Measurement and PsychometricsReza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Director, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Center of Excellence
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
November 2, 2021Updates in Movement Disorders ResearchIrene Malaty, MD, FAAN
Barbara Padgett Dein Professor

Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida
November 9, 2021Diagnosis and Pathophysiology of Dystonia in Cerebral PalsyBhooma Aravamuthan, MD, DPhil
Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Division of Pediatric Neurology

Washington University in St. Louis
November 16, 2021Myocardial Injury and the Risk of StrokeAlexander Merkler, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Division of NeuroCritical Care, Weill Cornell Medical School
November 23, 2021Applications of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) in Epilepsy – Opportunity, Challenges and Emerging TechniquesAbbas Babajani-Feremi, PhD Associate Professor, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
November 30, 2021Gene Therapy for GM2 GangliosidosisTerence Flotte, MD
Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education

Dean, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor

The University of Massachusetts Medical School
December 7, 2021Friedreich Ataxia: Clinical Features and New TherapiesDavid Lynch, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology

Director, Friedreich’s Ataxia Program

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
December 14, 2021Action-Intentional DisordersKenneth Heilman, MD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology

Neurologist-Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center