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April 2021 President's Update: Introducing the Neurocritical Care Foundation

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS, and Paul Nyquist, MD/MPH, FANA, FCCM, FAAN Introducing the Neurocritical Care Foundation Dear NCS Members, It was wonderful to engage with you all during World Coma Day on March 22. I am proud to lead a society that prioritizes raising awareness of coma...


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Welcome to the NEW INCC Corner, Committee, and Section

Deepa Malaiyandi MD, Hana Nobleza MD, Marin Darsie MD, H.E. Hinson, MD Welcome to the new Inclusion in Neurocritical Care (INCC) Corner of Currents . Our Editorial Board Members Drs. Hana Nobleza (WINCC Subcommittee Co-Chair) and Deepa Malaiyandi (INCC Chair) are excited to be able to...


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March 2021 President's Update: Education and Certification

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS Education and Certification Dear NCS Members, Can you believe that it has already been a year in terms of the pandemic? Over the past year, each of us has had to change our lifestyles and adapt to our circumstances and environment. Whether that has meant...


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Getting Ready to Celebrate World Coma Day

By: Shraddha Mainali MD; J. Claude Hemphill MD, MAS; DaiWai Olson PhD, RN; Leonard Polizzotto Ph.D; Jose I Suarez MD; Keri Kim PharmD. The Curing Coma Campaign (CCC) , a crucial enterprise of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), was launched at the NCS 17th Annual Meeting in Vancouver B.C....


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Advance Practice Provider Assessment and Response to COVID-19

By Megan A. Brissie, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, FNCS, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Health, Department of Neurosurgery; and Lindsay Marchetti, MS, PA-C, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Neurocritical Care The COVID-19 pandemic has both created and exposed an...


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NCS Members: Spread the Good News About the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Wade Smith, MD, PhD, FNCS, President, NCS Board of Directors, Professor of Neurology, UCSF; and Sharon C. Allen, NCS Executive Director As we end 2020, we open a new year with much anticipation for better world health. Many of you have qualified as Level 1A priority for COVID-19 vaccination...


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Introducing the Neurocritical Care Journal Social Media Ambassador Team #NeuroCritCare @neurocritcareJ

By Eric Lawson, Masoom Desai and Aarti Sarwal Over the last decade, social media has revolutionized the connectivity of our medical community by providing a global, easily accessible and dynamic platform to share information. It has transformed into a vital, multi-purpose and widely...


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Albany Neurocritical Care Among First Neuro ICU Teams to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

By Tamer Abdelhak, MD, FNCS On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, the Albany Medical Center neurocritical care team was one of the first Neuro ICU teams to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The team has been on the frontline of managing patients within Upstate New York who have suffered from...


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Neurocritical Care Society Launches New Career Center: Part 2 FAQs

(Pictured L to R) By Aleksandra Yakhkind, MD, Neurocritical Care Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; Pouya Ameli, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine; Naomi Niznick, MD, Chair, NCS Trainee Section, Neurology Resident, University of...


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Neurocritical Care Society Launches New Career Center: Part 1 FAQs

(Pictured L to R) By Aleksandra Yakhkind, MD, Neurocritical Care Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; Pouya Ameli, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine; Naomi Niznick, MD, Chair, NCS Trainee Section, Neurology Resident, University of...