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SAN ANTONIO (September 23, 2022) – Carlayne E. Jackson, MD, an expert in the treatment and research of neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), has been named chair of the Department of Neurology at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
Robert A. Hromas, MD, professor and dean of the Long School of Medicine, announced the appointment, effective immediately.
Jackson received his medical degree from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1987 and later completed residency training in neurology and a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Jackson has established research programs and clinics recognized as National Centers of Excellence in Neuromuscular Treatment. She is the Medical Director of the South Texas ALS Association Center of Excellence and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)-ALS Research Center. She has participated in over 60 multicenter clinical trials and conducted research with the Western ALS Study Group, Northeast ALS Research Group, and Muscle Study Group, contributing to over 240 publications.
Jackson served as Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Dean of Ambulatory Services from 2009-2018, Vice President of Faculty Development and Wellness from 2018-2022, and Acting President of Neurology since April 2022. Longtime member and A Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), she is President-elect of the Board of Directors, co-chaired the ALS Metrics Development Group, and co-authored the ALS Practice Parameters. Dr. Jackson received the AAN Leading in Excellence Mentorship Award in 2017.
“Dr. Jackson has an exciting vision for advancing neurology in San Antonio and South Texas,” Hromas said in an announcement of his on-campus appointment.
She is married to Penn Jackson Jr., DDS, a faculty member at UT Health Science Center Antonio School of Dentistry for 14 years.
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