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Ohio Collaborative Seeks to Broaden Clinical Trial Access

Ohio Collaborative Seeks to Broaden Clinical Trial Access

The day may soon arrive when all Ohio residents can gain access to a promising clinical trial within a short drive of their home. That is the hope behind the Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative, which seeks to create a research medical corridor that makes new treatments accessible to all Ohioans. The 2-year-project, a state-funded initiative…
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2014: A Year for Transformation, Discovery & Thanks

2014:  A Year for Transformation, Discovery & Thanks

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 “thank you” to all of our friends who supported our tripartite mission throughout 2014. With your help we continued to build upon our efforts to provide…
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A Young Adventurer Seeks Restoration, Rehabilitation and Hope

A Young Adventurer Seeks Restoration, Rehabilitation and Hope

There was always an element of risk. Jim Harris traveled in the adventure world as an accomplished writer and photographer, capturing an alternate universe of powder, mountains and electric blue skies for publications like National Geographic and Men’s Journal. It was a breathtaking and beautiful world, with stops in places like Mongolia, Bolivia and Antarctica….
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Conquering Depression Symposium Inspires Confidence

Conquering Depression Symposium Inspires Confidence

A community symposium organized by the UC Mood Disorders Center – Conquering Depression: Different Approaches for All Ages – packed the room November 15 at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. The guest speaker was Carol Williams, news anchor for WCPO-TV. She shared news stories that she has covered, and she talked about the…
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From the Lab to the Bedside, UC Brain Tumor Center Makes Strides in Effort to Tame Glioblastoma

From the Lab to the Bedside, UC Brain Tumor Center Makes Strides in Effort to Tame Glioblastoma

Families who confront glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer, shoulder a particularly harsh burden of disease. The cancer, as the word “multiforme” suggests, comes in many forms. Its heterogeneous nature and diffuse form make it difficult to treat. But patients and families can take some solace in knowing that research scientists and clinicians around the…
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Symposium Explores Strategies for Managing Medication-Resistant Epilepsy

Symposium Explores Strategies for Managing Medication-Resistant Epilepsy

Strategies for managing epilepsy is the focus of a free symposium for patients, families and caregivers on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. One of those strategies involves encouraging patients whose seizures are not controlled by medication to undergo 24-hour monitoring, says David Ficker, MD, Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Marks 15th Anniversary with Landmark $14M Gift

UC Neuroscience Institute Marks 15th Anniversary with Landmark $14M Gift

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary last Saturday with a gift for the ages: a transformational, $14 million commitment from the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation. Peggy Gardner Johns, the daughter of James and Joan Gardner, announced the gift before an audience of donors, physicians and researchers at…
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‘Brain Gain’ Ahead for UC Neuroscience Institute

‘Brain Gain’ Ahead for UC Neuroscience Institute

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute is on the verge of a major “brain gain,” with an impending influx of more than 16 neuroscience specialists. “We have a large group of new people, and more are on the way,” said Joseph Broderick, MD, Director of the UC Neuroscience Institute, last week at a reception for…
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More Muscle for UC Neuromuscular Center

More Muscle for UC Neuromuscular Center

Sometimes good things really do come to those who wait. That could be the message of the year for people with neuromuscular disorders — terrible, uncommon diseases that steal patients’ muscle strength and often their lives. This is the year that the Ice Bucket Challenge became an Internet sensation, bringing an unprecedented flood of exposure…
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Sunflower Symposium Celebrates 10 Years of Education & Hope

Sunflower Symposium Celebrates 10 Years of Education & Hope

Since its establishment in 2005, the Sunflower Revolution Symposium & Expo has provided education and inspiration to more than 4,000 patients, family members and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease. One of them is Scott Layman, an architect from Ft. Thomas, Ky., who first learned about deep brain stimulation surgery during the annual educational event presented…
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