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The Arcuate (Nov. 2021)


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.

See how Cook Children's is helping raise awareness during Epilepsy Awareness Month and beyond.



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.

See what's next!


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.

When to refer.


Laila Mohammad, M.D., joins Neurosurgery

Cook Children's is pleased to welcome Dr. Mohammad to the Cook Children's Neurosurgery team.

Meet Dr. Mohammed! 


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.

How to participate.


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.

How to treat! 


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:

  • Neurodevelopmental or Developmental Behavioral PediatricianFort Worth, TX
  • Child Neurologist - Neuromuscular Opportunity, Fort Worth, TX
  • Child Neurologist - Movement Disorders OpportunityFort Worth, TX
  • Neuropsychologist, Fort Worth, TX
  • Child Neurologist OpportunityFort Worth, TX
  • RN - Neurology ClinicFort Worth, TX

Our Promise

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.