The Arcuate (Nov. 2021)
A newsletter from the
Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center
Epilepsy is more than seizures
Epilepsy will affect 1 in 26 people during their lifetime. However, amazing things are happening with genetics, research, surgery and other treatments - bringing hope to more patients than ever before.
Neurosciences Research Center: Year two successes
Despite challenges that came with COVID-19, the program grew to 16 research staff members, established collaborations with two prominent academic institutions and began groundbreaking research in epilepsy and movement disorders.
Primary steps: Evaluation of children with developmental delays
Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., discusses the challenges of managing adverse behavior in children with developmental or cognitive delays and how to develop a treatment plan appropriate for the abilities of the individual child.
Laila Mohammad, M.D., joins Neurosurgery
Cook Children's is pleased to welcome Dr. Mohammad to the Cook Children's Neurosurgery team.
Clinical trial opens for investigational treatment of rare epilepsy disorder
New hope is on the horizon for patients with SCN8A developmental and epileptic encephalopathy through a first-ever targeted drug treatment.
TikTok and tics: Rise in movement disorder documented on social media
Doctors are seeing a dramatic increase in sudden onset tics in teen girls. Pandemic stress and social media may be connected.
Welcome to our new Practice Operations Director, Emily Dykes
Emily will oversee Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, as well as Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery, Wound Care and Pain Management. She earned her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and graduated from Trinity University with a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration.
Join our team:
Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the Promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.