Ashley and Friedman Participate in Cancer Moonshot at the White House
On May 25, 2023, in recognition of Brain Cancer Awareness Month, the White House Cancer Moonshot convened leaders from the brain cancer community, including patients, caregivers, oncologists, resea
Filiano Receives Hartwell Foundation Grant to Study a Deadly Childhood Disease
Anthony Filiano, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine, is one
Grant and Gromeier Awarded Distinguished Professorships by Duke University
Duke University has awarded Distinguished Professorships to 44 faculty members, including Duke Neurosurgery's Gerald Grant, MD, and Matthias Gromeier, MD.
Gene Therapy Counters AADC Deficiency
A Duke team has successfully inserted a modified gene into a child’s putamen, a part of the basal ganglia in the brain, to stimulate production of the missing key neurotransmitter dopamine.
Alexa Bramall Joins Duke Neurosurgery Faculty
Alexa Bramall, MD, PhD, has been named assistant professor in the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, effective May 1, 2023.
Boy Is Seizure-Free After Complex Epilepsy Surgery
Nathaniel Clauss was diagnosed with epilepsy at age eight, after a seizure caused him to fall at his school in Washington, D.C.
Seventeen-Year Survivor of Glioblastoma Talks About the Experimental Treatment at Duke That Saved Her Life
Seventeen years ago, Sandra Hillburn’s daughter brought her to a doctor in NYC. The doctor thought Hillburn was having a stroke, and sent her for a CAT scan.
Spine Faculty Win Grant for Machine Learning Project
Duke Neurosurgery faculty members Muhammad Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD, and
New Research Program Focuses on Omics to Better Understand Brain Tumors
A research program established recently at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke will characterize and analyze the interrelated “omics” fields (genomics, trans