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UCNI’s Mission to Educate in High Gear This Week

UCNI's Mission to Educate in High Gear This Week

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute’s mission has three components: patient care, research and education. The third part of that mission was on proud display this week as multiple neuroscience disciplines and centers of excellence staged premier lectures and presentations. From brain metastasis to multiple sclerosis to schizophrenia to rare movement disorders, the topics of…
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UCNI Celebrates its 2013 Healthcare Heroes

UCNI Celebrates its 2013 Healthcare Heroes

Whether he received highest honors or simply the honor of being a finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2013 Health Care Heroes event, Yash Patil, MD, was prepared to continue doing what he does best: provide compassionate and superior care to his patients with head and neck cancer at the UC Neuroscience Institute, one of…
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UC Researchers Hope Noninvasive Biomarkers Lead To Better Treatments for Glioblastoma

UC Researchers Hope Noninvasive Biomarkers Lead To Better Treatments for Glioblastoma

Researchers at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute are zeroing in on noninvasive biomarkers that may soon help guide doctors’ treatment of the malignant brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme. The novel translational research, led by El Mustapha Bahassi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, in collaboration with Peter Stambrook, PhD, Professor…
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2012: A Year for Superlatives and Appreciation

2012: A Year for Superlatives and Appreciation

The physicians, researchers, managers and associates of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, extend a heartfelt message of appreciation to all of our friends who have helped make 2012 such a memorable year. With your support, we have continued to accelerate our…
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This Nurse Navigator Has ‘All the Time in the World’ for Patients

This Nurse Navigator Has ‘All the Time in the World’ for Patients

It’s OK if you don’t know where to go. Really, it is. It’s OK if you can’t recall what they told you about your incision when you were leaving the hospital. And it’s OK if you don’t really remember whether you were supposed to call for a follow-up appointment or the doctor’s office was going…
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For Patients with Brain Tumors, Katarina’s Care Bags Add a Touch of Healing

For Patients with Brain Tumors, Katarina’s Care Bags Add a Touch of Healing

Katarina Warnick was in high school when she realized that she wanted to do something to help the patients her father treated at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes at the UC College of Medicine and UC Health. “It started a long time ago as an…
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Study Participant Strides Ahead with His Doctors, His Research Team & the Best Therapy (Dog) Ever

Study Participant Strides Ahead with His Doctors, His Research Team & the Best Therapy (Dog) Ever

Bob Kehm helped kick off UC Health Research Week 2012 on Tuesday at University Hospital with a story that merged coincidence with collaboration and hope. The coincidence involved the 62-year-old West Chester man’s best buddy, “Jake,” a 165-pound Newfoundland and therapy dog that Mr. Kehm had trained for duty. The collaboration involved Mr. Kehm’s multidisciplinary…
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From 17 States, They Bonded & Walked Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

From 17 States, They Bonded & Walked Ahead for a Brain Tumor Cure

They came together, laughed together, cried together and celebrated together. And in so doing, more than 2,000 individuals from 17 states* and the District of Columbia made a powerful statement about their love of family and their determination to find a cure for brain tumors. Their efforts in the 3rd annual Walk Ahead for a…
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2nd Annual Rick King Memorial Serves Up Fitting Tribute

2nd Annual Rick King Memorial Serves Up Fitting Tribute

The 2nd Annual Rick King Memorial Fundraiser Saturday night in Fairfield fulfilled its goal: it served as a heart-warming remembrance of a cherished husband, father and grandfather, and it raised $1,706 for research at the Brain Tumor Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC…
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Special Events Boost Busy UC Brain Tumor Center

Special Events Boost Busy UC Brain Tumor Center

The UC Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, has been in high gear during the last several months. In addition to treating 75 percent of all people with brain tumors in the Cincinnati region, the center has been…
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