Epilepsy

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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UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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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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Minnesota Coach is Role Model for Employees with Epilepsy, UC Health Neurologist Says

Minnesota Coach is Role Model for Employees with Epilepsy, UC Health Neurologist Says

After University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered his fourth game-day seizure in two years, a handful of sports columnists called for his resignation, the university proclaimed its support, and Dr. David Ficker pounced on a teachable moment as eagerly as a lineman on a loose football. “The pundits who called for Coach Kill…
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Dr. Michael Privitera Answers 6 Common Questions about Epilepsy

Dr. Michael Privitera Answers 6 Common Questions about Epilepsy

Seizures are among the most puzzling mysteries in medicine. They can occur any time, at any age and without any warning. Michael Privitera, MD, Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, has developed a national reputation for…
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Dr. Michael Privitera Comments on the Seizures of a Well-Known Rap Artist

Dr. Michael Privitera, medical director of the UC Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute commented on the weekend seizures of well-known rap artist, Lil Wayne. Privitera, who is not Wayne’s physician and has not seen his case first-hand, explains that there are a number of possible reasons why the rapper may be…
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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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Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati performed functional MRI brain scans during a stressful math exercise on 16 people with epilepsy who pegged stress as a factor in their seizure control and seven who did not. While both groups performed similarly on the test, those who perceived stress to have an impact on their epilepsy…
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Man Trades Parts of Brain to End Seizures

Ryan Adamkiewicz was just 17 years old when he had his first seizure in high school.  At his worst, he would seize 100 times a day, sometimes for hours at a time.  Ryan knew he had to do something about his condition, so he turned to University Hospital, their Epilepsy Center and neurosurgeon, Dr. Ellen Air.  After placing…
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Charlie’s Story: Epilepsy

Charlie's Story: Epilepsy

By Charlie Shor I have had many adventures in my 57 years, and I have accomplished much. But the main message of my story, which I have been given the opportunity to share, is that anything is possible. If you have epilepsy, as I do, it says nothing about who you are or what you…
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