In 2017, the Department of Neurology was ranked #2 in NIH-funded research among medical school neurology programs nationwide, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research! In the current climate of dwindling federal funding opportunities, “this achievement is a true reflection of the extraordinary talent and dedication of our faculty,” said Dr. Richard Mayeux, chair of the department. Top-ranked principal investigators in 2017 included Drs. Philip L. De Jager, Mitchell S.V. Elkind, Scott A. Small, Yaakov Stern, Richard Mayeux, Salvatore DiMauro, Stephanie Cosentino, and Karen S. Marder, Adam M. Brickman, and Randolph S. Marshall.