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Faculty Detail    
Name JOHN R RINKER, II
 
Campus Address SC 4TH Zip 0011
Phone 205-934-2402
E-mail rinkerj@uab.edu
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Education
Undergraduate  Wake Forest University    1996  BA - German 
Medical School  Medical College of Georgia    2001  MD 
Residency  Washington University School of Medicine    2005  Neurology 
Fellowship  Washington University School of Medicine    2007  Neuro-immunology 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Assistant Professor

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
A pilot trial of lithium in progressive multiple sclerosis
Description
Clinical trials in multiple sclerosis Symptomatic treatment of MS symptoms Mental health concerns in MS

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Improvement of multiple sclerosis-associated tremor as a treatment effect of natalizumab.
Rinker JR 2nd, Salter AR, Cutter GR.
Mult Scler Relat Disord 2014;3(4):505–512. 
 
A retrospective review of lithium usage in veterans with multiple sclerosis.
Rinker JR 2nd, Cossey TC, Cutter GR, Culpepper WJ.
Mult Scler Relat Disord 2013;2:327-333. 
 
Higher IgG index found in African Americans versus Caucasians with multiple sclerosis.
Rinker JR 2nd, Trinkaus K, Naismith RT, Cross AH.
Neurology. 2007 Jul 3;69(1):68-72. 
17606883 
Elevated CSF free kappa light chains correlate with disability prognosis in multiple sclerosis.
Rinker JR 2nd, Trinkaus K, Cross AH.
Neurology. 2006 Oct 10;67(7):1288-90. 
17030770 

Keywords
Multiple sclerosis, clinical trials