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Rachael L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Education and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEXPERIMENTAL, CLINICAL AND THEORETICAL SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE
Cognitive neuroscience; Systems neuroscience; Cognitive development; Psychiatric neuroscience; Functional brain imaging; Dynamical basis of brain function; Nonlinear dynamics of neural systems.
Mitchell Miglis, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProdromal markers of neurodegeneration in REM sleep behavior disorder
Autonomic dysfunction in Long-COVID
Postural tachycardia syndrome
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD
Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe research focus of the laboratory is the study of sleep and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and Kleine Levin syndrome. We also study the neurobiological and genetic basis of the EEG and develop new tools to study sleep using nocturnal polysomnography. Approaches mostly involve human genetic studies (GWAS, sequencing), EEG signal analysis, and immunology (as narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease of the brain).
Rebecca Kate Miller-Kuhlmann
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
BioRebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD is board certified in Neurology and in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and practices as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. She earned her MD from UCSF School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training at Stanford University. Her fellowship training in Comprehensive Clinical Neurology focused on movement disorders, memory/cognitive disorders neuromuscular medicine/EMG/NCS studies, and therapeutic applications of botulinum toxin with supplementary training in headache, epilepsy and neuroimmunology. Her clinical focus is diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions with commitment to maintaining a wide-breadth of knowledge in order to best treat complex patients with multiple neurologic issues.
Academically, Dr Miller-Kuhlmann is passionate about medical education and physician wellbeing. Prior to her career in medicine, Dr Miller-Kuhlmann was a public school teacher in Oakland, CA. She completed the UCSF health professions education pathway with a dean's award for research in medical student reflection during medical school. During residency she served as education chief resident and earned an honors certificate in medical education at Stanford, She continues to enjoy working with medical students and residents in the clinic as well as the classroom. She associate-directs the Neurology Block for second year medical students and in 2020 has had the privilege to begin directing the Science of Medicine course which covers physiology and pathology of each organ system for first and second year medical students. At the residency level, she serves as the associate-director for a novel communication coaching program within the Stanford Neurology Residency.
Dr. Miller-Kuhlmann is the Wellbeing Director for the Department of Neurology and interested in multi-level strategies for promotion of professional fulfillment and mitigation of physician burnout. Nationally, she was an inaugural graduate of the American Academy of Neurology's Live Well Lead Well Leadership programs, serves on the AAN physician wellness subcommittee, and has had the opportunity to speak on physician wellbeing at the AAN annual meeting. Locally, she has co-developed and directs a wellbeing program for neurology residents and fellows, steers the neurology department wellness committee, and through close partnership with department quality improvement leaders serves on projects to improve physician wellbeing through a focus on system supports and efficiencies. To this end, she is also a graduate of the Stanford Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Program which develops skills in quality improvement and change management. She also co-developed and annually teaches a project-based novel quality improvement curriculum for residents with an eye toward empowering and supporting trainees in becoming agents of change within the system.