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Brain Tumor Center Pilot Grants Target a Childhood Cancer and Kidney Cancer Metastasis to the Brain

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The research and development of improved therapies for the most common childhood brain cancer and for metastasis of the most common adult kidney cancer to the brain are the focus of $100,000 in pilot grants awarded by the University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center’s Molecular Therapeutics Program for 2016….
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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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UC Neuroscience Institute Gets New Leader

Joseph Broderick, MD, will become director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as research director, will assume this new position as John Tew, MD, who has served as clinical director, steps into new roles at the College of Medicine and UC Health following 15…
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Dr. Lee Zimmer Removes Tumor from Patient with Cushing’s Disease

After 20 years of gradual swelling, Jim Estill agreed to a test that revealed a tumor on his pituitary gland and was diagnosed with a rare disease. Dr. Lee Zimmer diagnosed Jim with Cushing’s disease, a pituitary disorder that secretes hormones that cause tissues to grow. The signs that led to Jim’s diagnosis were an…
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Dr. Theodosopoulos Discusses Pituitary Tumors on WMKV’s HealthScope

Learn about pituitary tumors and how they can affect your health and lifestyle from Dr. Philip Theodosopoulos on HealthScope, a weekly discussion about health and wellness issues for adults and their families and caregivers. Dr. Theodosopoulos is a neurosurgeon at the UC Brain Tumor Center and an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of…
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Dr. and Mrs. Tew Honored with Visiting Nurse Association Award

John M. Tew, Jr., MD, and his wife, Susan, will be honored with the VNA Today Award at the 14th Annual Caring Award Celebration on May 1, 2013.  The Visiting Nurse Association describes the VNA Today Award as an award that “recognizes an individual in the community who impacts the lives of others through progressive…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Reaches 10-year Benchmark with National Recognition in 13 Neuroscience Specialties

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) celebrated its 10th anniversary today by announcing its arrival at a national benchmark with accreditations, certifications, or national association memberships in 13 of 14 important neuroscience specialties. The accreditations and memberships denote excellence in sub-specialty neurological care and research and are highly coveted…
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