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UC Epilepsy Center Receives Nation’s Highest Care Designation for 12th Consecutive Year

UC Epilepsy Center Receives Nation’s Highest Care Designation for 12th Consecutive Year

Cincinnati — The Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute has once again been designated a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). This marks the 12th consecutive year the center has received the highest designation possible. The NAEC defines Level 4 epilepsy centers as programs with…
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Stress a Common Seizure Trigger in Epilepsy, UC Study Affirms

Stress a Common Seizure Trigger in Epilepsy, UC Study Affirms

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu People with epilepsy face many challenges, but perhaps the most difficult of all is the unpredictability of seizure occurrence. One of the most commonly reported triggers for seizures is stress. A recent review article in the European journal Seizure, by researchers at the Epilepsy Center at the University of…
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New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Patients seeking the best in neurological treatment options at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health will soon find a new home. For decades, faculty and physicians at the UC College of Medicine have led in treatment, research and teaching for complex neurologic and psychiatric conditions – and patients…
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Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Contact: Marianne Kunnen-Jones (513) 556-2019 Kunnenm@ucmail.uc.edu Two donors have received a presidential surprise in return for their commitment to elevating the University of Cincinnati’s research and care in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological diseases. Interim President Beverly J. Davenport presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Peggy and Gary Johns, longtime members of the UC…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI –The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, becomes the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, effective today. The new name honors the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation for its tremendous financial support of…
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Study Confirms Different Generics Have Equal Efficacy Treating Epilepsy

Study Confirms Different Generics Have Equal Efficacy Treating Epilepsy

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu While approved generics are required to be equivalent to their brand-named counterparts in terms of active ingredients, some may wonder if a switch between generics could cause problems for someone who relies on daily medication to control a severe, chronic condition, like seizures. A new study led by Michael…
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Michael Privitera, MD, Becomes President of American Epilepsy Society

Media (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, has assumed the role of president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) during the organization’s 69th annual meeting in Philadelphia. Privitera will lead the Board of Directors on…
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New Home Planned for University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Julie Engebrecht (513) 556-9685 julie.engebrecht@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has launched a $123 million project that will include a new world-class outpatient facility for people with neurologic and psychiatric diseases, expand existing and create new research programs, enable recruitment of additional world-class physicians and researchers, support new training fellowships, and…
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UC Epilepsy Center Again Designated Level 4

UC Epilepsy Center Again Designated Level 4

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has again been designated a Level 4 Center—the highest level—by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The center has held this designation every year since 2005. It has functioned as a comprehensive epilepsy center for more than 27 years. The NAEC…
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Study of Generic Antiepileptic Drugs Finds Minimal Differences Under Rigorous Testing

Study of Generic Antiepileptic Drugs Finds Minimal Differences Under Rigorous Testing

  CONTACT: (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A comparison of two of the most disparate approved generic antiepileptic drugs found minimal differences when compared under rigorous testing procedures in people with epilepsy, according to research presented by a University of Cincinnati (UC) clinician-researcher. In addition, the research showed, no subjects had serious adverse effects or loss of…
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