UB Acquires Renowned New Medical School Dean in Neurology and Research | Local News



“This is a unique opportunity to help advance President Tripathi’s vision for UB to be one of the top 25 universities for public research to improve lives,” Brashear said in a statement announcing the new post.

The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Brashear grew up in Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, where she completed her residency in neurology, and later became a professor of neurology. She has led more than 40 clinical research trials during her 30-year career.

In 2005, she joined Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she served as President of Neurology for 15 years.

While there, she began groundbreaking work on a group of rare neurological disorders, most notably rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism, or ROP, which involves the sudden onset of involuntary muscle contractions that can become painful and prevent progression. ability to walk and talk. She co-led a clinical trials network designed to accelerate the development of therapies for neurological disorders.

Brashear led the trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine which for the first time showed that botulinum toxin could successfully treat wrist and finger spasticity in stroke victims.

She became Dean of UC-Davis School of Medicine in April 2019, and comes to UB with a reputation for regularly meeting professors, department heads, and students. She is also dedicated to advancing leadership for young adults, women and underrepresented minorities.



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