Nicholas Boulis Honored for 2017 Researcher Appreciation Day

    N.BoulisNicholas Boulis, MD, Associate Professor with the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of the Gene and Cell Therapy for Neurorestoration Laboratory was honored for 2017 Researcher Appreciation Day on Wednesday, September 6. 

    In recognition of Researcher Appreciation Day, the Emory Medicine Recognitions Committee sent out a call for nominations for researchers across the School of Medicine who are making a difference in their field. Over 40 Emory researchers were nominated by peers and colleagues for their groundbreaking research, development of new technologies and continued pursuit of novel and innovative ideas.

    Dr. Boulis’ research is focused on biological neurorestoration and neuromodulation.  He developed a clinical program focusing on peripheral nerve regeneration, spasticity, pain and Parkinson's Disease, applying advanced microsurgical, radiosurgical and ablative and neural augmentation approaches. He founded Project Shunt in 1997, gathering donated equipment and organizing a team of neurosurgeons to care for patients with congenital hydrocephalus and neural tube defects.  Over 300 children have received free operations from Project Shunt.