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$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Candice Terrell (513) 556-9685 candice.terrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation has committed $14 million to the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute to help fund a new, state-of-the-art facility to enhance treatment and research efforts for chronic and progressive neurologic conditions and disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The contribution is…
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Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

Media contact: (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu It’s been well documented that stress is the most common seizure precipitant for people with epilepsy. But little is known about the specific stressors, the timing of the stressors and other associated factors for stress-precipitated seizures. If investigators could have such information, says Michael Privitera, MD, it could help in…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

CONTACT: 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution photographs of James Herman, PhD, and Joseph Broderick, MD, are available on request. CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) today announced a new Center of Excellence, the UC Neurobiology Research Center, designed to provide a focal point for basic, discovery-based neuroscience. The announcement was made by UCNI…
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Dr. David Ficker to Direct Prized Epilepsy Fellowship

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine has received approval for a new epilepsy fellowship from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)—one of only five newly approved epilepsy programs across the country. The newly approved one-year fellowship will permit fellows to spend the entire year dedicated to…
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John Tew, MD, Appointed to Executive Positions at UC Health and UC

Contact: Academic Health Center (513) 558-4553 richard.puff@uc.edu Cincinnati –John Tew Jr., MD, has been appointed to new executive positions that will direct the community outreach and philanthropic efforts of the integrative medicine program at UC Health and the UC College of Medicine. Tew will serve as the program’s vice president of community affairs at UC…
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UC Epilepsy Center Earns 10th Straight Level 4 Designation

UC Epilepsy Center Earns 10th Straight Level 4 Designation

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has named the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute a Level 4 Center, the highest level possible, for a 10th consecutive year. The UC Epilepsy Center, which has functioned as a comprehensive epilepsy center for more than 27 years, …
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From Pin Pricks to Radiation Beams to Keyhole Incisions, Brain Surgery Is Trending Smaller

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as “the nutcracker” vs. “the TripTik” by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. The patient experienced both, and he…
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Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Joseph Broderick, MD, has been named Director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as UCNI research director, will assume the new position as John M. Tew, MD, who has served as Clinical Director, steps into new roles at the UC College of…
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Clinical Trials to Examine Generic Drugs for Epilepsy

Clinical Trials to Examine Generic Drugs for Epilepsy

Media Contact: : (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—University of Cincinnati (UC) clinician-researchers have received $2.6 million to study generic antiepileptic drugs as part of an effort to provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with data that could lead to new regulations related to approval of new generic drugs. The funding, from the FDA, the…
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Seven Epilepsy Center Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Seven Epilepsy Center Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI–Seven specialists affiliated with the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, are included on one or both of the 2013 regional and national lists of leading physicians. The honorees include specialists in…
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