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Dr. Paul Pritchard

Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)

Past Events


March 2013

Date: 3/12/13
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: CSB 429
Description: “Pearls for Neurology Residency”
More Information: Come hear from a panel of Adult Neurology residents about the ins and outs of neurology residency. 

February 2013

Date: 2/21/13
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: CSB 301
Description: American Man documentary
More Information: We will be screening American Man, a documentary directed by Jon Frankel about Kevin Turner, a former NFL player with ALS.  Dr. Stickler (Neuromuscular specialist) will lead a discussion about the documentary and about ALS following the screening.


December 2012

Neuroscience Research Information Session
Date: December 2012 (TBA)
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Description: Come hear about the research projects that are being conducted at MUSC, as well as funding opportunities for student research.

November 2012

A Day in the Life of a Neurologist
Date: 11/8/12 (tentative)
Location: TBA
Description: Panel discussion.

Screening and Discussion of "I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me"
Date: 11/19/12 (tentative)
Location: TBA
Description: Documentary screening followed by discussion led by Dr. Rebecca Lehman.

October 2012

Discussion of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing of Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) Trial
Date: 10/24/12
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: TBA
Description: Journal Club discussion led by Dr. Tanya Turan.More Information:  "Stenting versus Aggressive Medical Therapy for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis" by Marc I. Chimowitz, M.B., Ch.B., Michael J. Lynn, M.S., Colin P. Derdeyn, M.D., Tanya N. Turan, M.D., David Fiorella, M.D., Ph.D., Bethany F. Lane, R.N., L. Scott Janis, Ph.D., Helmi L. Lutsep, M.D., Stanley L. Barnwell, M.D., Ph.D., Michael F. Waters, M.D., Ph.D., Brian L. Hoh, M.D., J. Maurice Hourihane, M.D., Elad I. Levy, M.D., Andrei V. Alexandrov, M.D., Mark R. Harrigan, M.D., David Chiu, M.D., Richard P. Klucznik, M.D., Joni M. Clark, M.D., Cameron G. McDougall, M.D., Mark D. Johnson, M.D., G. Lee Pride, Jr., M.D., Michel T. Torbey, M.D., M.P.H., Osama O. Zaidat, M.D., Zoran Rumboldt, M.D., and Harry J. Cloft, M.D., Ph.D.

N Engl J Med 2011; 365:993-1003 | September 15, 2011 | DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1105335
To read the article from the New England Journal of Medicine visit this link:

2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Date: 10/13/12
Time: All Day
Location: MUSC Wellness Center Gym
Description: Fundraiser to benefit Pattison's Academy (PACE).

September 2012

SIGN's 2nd Annual Mocktail Mixer
Date: 9/6/12
Time: 5:30- 7 pm
Location: Drug Discovery Building Lobby
Description: Come meet neurology faculty and residents while enjoying non-alcoholic cocktails and appetizers.

Emergent Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Speaker: Vibhor Krishna, M.D., Sc.M

Date: 9/17/12
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) 301
Description: Lecture with dinner provided.

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

Thursday, May 3rd – MUSC Residents’ Neuroscience Research Day (Colbert Education Center and Library).  Stop by the library foyer to review the residents’ research posters.

April 2012

April 30th to May 18th - Brain Tumor Action Month – See the following website for a list of all scheduled events and volunteer opportunities:

Tuesday, April 17th, 4 p.m. – Gait Lab Demonstration (77 President St. Charleston, SC 29425).  Come see how this research laboratory uses state-of-the-art equipment to study the physiologic and biomechanical aspects of gait.  First year students should note that this demonstration will reinforce the material that they are learning for their upcoming examination.

March 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 5:30 - 7 p.m. – Post - Match Event.  Come to Fuel to help celebrate a successful match and ask questions of the fourth year students who have recently interviewed and matched in Neurology, Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.  Free appetizers and drinks will be provided.

February 2012

Friday, February 24, 12 - 1 p.m. - Research Blitz.  Come hear about some of the basic, translational, and clinical research that is taking place on campus.  Representatives from a number of labs and study groups will give brief presentations about their current work, and information about research opportunities for students will be provided.


December 2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 5 p.m. - Movement Disorders Video Conference with Dr. Gonzalo Revuelta, Movement Disorders specialist.

November 2011

Wednesday, November 9th, 5:45 p.m. – Epilepsy: An Interactive, Video - Based Presentation with Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Chief of Adult Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center. 

October 2011

Monday, October 10th, 5 p.m. – Nerve Conduction Study / Electromyography Demonstration by Dr. David Stickler, Neuromuscular Disease specialist.  Come see how nerve conduction studies and EMGs are performed.  Second year students take note, this demonstration will take place during your Neuromuscular block and will complement what you are learning in class! 

Saturday, October 15th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Dodgeball Tournament

  • Co-sponsored with Occupational Therapy Class of 2012
  • Proceeds go to Pattison’s Academy (PACE), which serves children with severe and multiple disabilities and exposes them to a community inclusive rehabilitative program that is completely integrated with an educational environment.Cost will be $15/player (6 players/team), to include t-shirt, food, and drinks
  • Double-elimination tournament (each team guaranteed to play at least 2 games)
  • Prizes will be offered to the tournament, costume contest, and raffle winners

September 2011

Wednesday, September 7th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Activity Fair

Saturday, September 10th, 9 a.m. - (registration at 8 a.m.) - Lowcountry Strides for Autism at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

  • Come join the MUSC SIGN team and help raise funds for autism research!
  • For further information or to register, contact Roxana Pourdeyhimi at
  • Donations can be made to team MUSC SIGN at:

Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Tips for Residency Interviews Panel with Dr. Ray Turner (Neurosurgery Residency Program Director), Dr. Angela Hays (Adult Neurology Residency Director), Dr. Rebecca Lehman (Child Neurology Residency Program Director), and current residents.


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