Michael Privitera

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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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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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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Ryan’s Story: Epilepsy Surgery

Ryan’s Story: Epilepsy Surgery

Ryan had reached one of the scariest points in his epilepsy – status epilepticus – when he and his team at the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute knew that something dramatic needed to be done. “Status,” as it is sometimes called, happens when seizures come one after the other, in unending…
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Antiepileptic Drug Linked to Risk of Impaired Cognitive Development

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A study co-authored by a University of Cincinnati (UC) physician and published in the New England Journal of Medicine links a drug commonly used to treat epilepsy with increased risk of impaired cognitive development in children. The study, published in the Journal’s April 16, 2009, edition, includes a recommendation that the antiepileptic…
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Michael Privitera, M.D., Named Treasurer of American Epilepsy Society

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cstarr@mayfieldclinic.com CINCINNATI—Michael Privitera, M.D., Professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital, has been elected treasurer of the American Epilepsy Society, the world’s largest association of professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy….
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