New program aims to improve access to mental health services


Disorders of the nervous system frequently include symptoms and comorbid conditions beyond those typically managed by neurologists and neurosurgeons. For example, patients with Dravet syndrome can experience hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, while patients with muscular dystrophy more frequently experience mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and other cognitive impairments. Addressing both the physical and mental … Continue reading New program aims to improve access to mental health services

Teaming up to treat mitochondrial disorders


Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the human body. They are present in every human organ and are responsible for cellular energy production. As a result, mitochondrial disorders can involve one or many organ systems and are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Examples of mitochondrial disorders include Alpers disease, mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like … Continue reading Teaming up to treat mitochondrial disorders

Genetic Epilepsy program expands with sleep specialist and neuropharmacist


Cook Children’s Genetic Epilepsy Program was founded as a collaboration between Neurology (M. Scott Perry, M.D.) and Genetics (Alice Basinger, M.D.) to better serve children with rare epilepsies secondary to genetic etiology. The program helps children with confirmed diagnoses, as well as children whose genetic testing results are unclear (i.e., variants of uncertain significance) and those … Continue reading Genetic Epilepsy program expands with sleep specialist and neuropharmacist

News from Cook Children’s Neurosciences Research Center


Dr. Song awarded 2020 AACPDM grant Yanlong Song Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s was awarded the 2020 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Research Grant, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center. His … Continue reading News from Cook Children’s Neurosciences Research Center

Epilepsy Awareness: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Program


November 1 marks the beginning of Epilepsy Awareness Month across the U.S. Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center makes this month a priority each year to raise awareness for this common, yet rarely discussed condition. Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 people during their lifetime and 3.4 million people currently live with active epilepsy … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Program

Neurology Expanding Services in Texas


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to expand our faculty and services in an effort to provide the highest quality, convenient care to children in our region. We recognize the difficulties many families face when traveling long distances to reach providers at our main campus in Fort Worth. For many years we … Continue reading Neurology Expanding Services in Texas

Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade


Each June, U.S. News and World Report unveils its list of Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking multiple pediatric specialties based on excellence in clinical services, outcomes, patient experience and reputation. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s is proud to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year among the best pediatric Neurology and … Continue reading Among the ‘Best’ for a Decade

Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020


The second annual Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference will be held March 6-8 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Following up on the successful inaugural conference hosted by Cook Children’s in 2019, this year’s conference will once again bring together pediatric neurology colleagues from across Texas to share their expertise, collaborate on new research, and … Continue reading Texas Pediatric Neuroscience Network Conference March 6-8, 2020

Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is pleased to welcome those committed to improving the lives of those with Dravet syndrome – including families, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and industry professionals – to Fort Worth on June 18-20, 2020 for the fifth biennial Family and Professional Conference. This three-day event features a professional education … Continue reading Dravet Syndrome Foundation Family and Professional Conference