University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

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About Us

Message from the Chair

The newly created Department of Neurological Sciences debuted on August 1, 2012. This new department is a merger of two longstanding departments - Neurology, and Anatomy and Neurobiology. The Department of Neurological Sciences will blend the clinical excellence in the treatment of neurological conditions with our outstanding research in understanding the brain and human behavior. In addition, our work will be closely aligned with the Neuroscience Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) as well as the UVM Neuroscience, Behavior and Health spire.

At the local, national, and international level, faculty from Neurological Sciences are recognized for contributions in education, research, and clinical care. Recent faculty achievements include:

  • Gary Mawe, Ph.D., recipient of the Senior Basic Investigator Award from the Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Margaret Vizzard, Ph.D., named University Scholar 2012-2013
  • Helene Langevin, Ph.D., named Director of the Harvard/Brigham and Women's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Renewal of the Neuroscience Center Of Biomedical and Research Excellence (COBRE)
  • Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine
  • Vice Chair of the University IACUC
  • Chair of Graduate Education Committee for the Association of University Professors of Neurology
  • President of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
  • Invited Lecture to European Congress for Integrative Medicine
  • Clinical/Medical Advisory Committees for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Research Advisory Committees for the Society for PSP and ALS
  • Steering Committee of NINDS IRIS stroke trial
  • Members of NIH Study Sections and other national research review panels
  • Editorial boards and senior associate editor

Our clinical programs provide excellent neurological care: a recent national survey found Fletcher Allen Neurology as a top clinical specialty service, and we rank as High Performing, indicating that our performance was competitive with nationally ranked "Best Hospitals." In addition, our stroke program is recognized as a JCAHO and AHA approved Stroke Center. The program in Functional Neuroscience (Deep Brain Stimulation) has continued to grow, bringing leading edge technologies to patients. The Clinical Trials program remains very strong, bringing novel and important new therapies to patients in our region.

Six faculty are members of NIH study sections or research review panels for major organizations or foundations and five faculty serve on the editorial board of 13 journals. Collectively, Neurological Sciences faculty review manuscripts for approximately 75 journals.

Gregory L. Holmes, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurological Sciences

Location & Facilities

The Department of Neurological Sciences is located in the Given building on the UVM College of Medicine Campus. Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont and teaching hospital partner Fletcher Allen Health Care serve as Vermont's academic medical center. Learn more about living in Burlington.

Clinical Facilities

Neurology clinical sites at Fletcher Allen Health Care include a 47-bed inpatient unit and several outpatient specialty clinics. In addition, the Neurology clinical outreach program provides a complete range of diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic options at several regional hospitals:

For appointments, please call (802) 847-4589.

Last modified November 26 2013 10:04 AM