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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neuromuscular as 10th Center

UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neuromuscular as 10th Center

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) announced today that it has designated its neuromuscular program as a Center of Excellence, bringing the number of centers within UCNI to 10. The announcement was made by UCNI Director Joseph Broderick, MD, a professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation…
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Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Over half of patients being seen in the clinic for a diagnosed brain tumor have metastatic cancer, which has no treatment and detrimental outcomes in most cases. However, a new Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) study, published in the advance online edition of the journal Oncotarget, provides hope that previously…
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Study Details Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders After Manic Episode

Study Details Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders After Manic Episode

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Adolescents with bipolar disorder are more likely to develop substance use disorders than adolescents without psychiatric disorders. Now, researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified specific risk factors underlying this relationship. The researchers, led by Melissa DelBello, MD, the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Chair of Psychiatry…
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ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

ABTA Awards $50k Grant for Study of Energy Pathway in Glioblastoma

The highly malignant brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme is an energy guzzler. To sustain the tumor’s rapid cell division and proliferation, glioblastoma cells harness a specific molecule that enables them to ramp up energy production. What if that energy spigot could be turned off and glioblastoma cells ran out of fuel? It is an…
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Dr. David Ficker to Direct Prized Epilepsy Fellowship

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The University of Cincinnati Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine has received approval for a new epilepsy fellowship from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)—one of only five newly approved epilepsy programs across the country. The newly approved one-year fellowship will permit fellows to spend the entire…
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John Tew, MD, Appointed to Executive Positions at UC Health and UC

Contact: Academic Health Center (513) 558-4553 richard.puff@uc.edu Cincinnati –John Tew Jr., MD, has been appointed to new executive positions that will direct the community outreach and philanthropic efforts of the integrative medicine program at UC Health and the UC College of Medicine. Tew will serve as the program’s vice president of community affairs at UC…
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Researchers Testing Possible Benefits of Brain Stimulation in Stroke Rehab

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers on the University of Cincinnati medical campus are testing the possible benefits of brain stimulation on hand and arm function for people who are recovering from stroke. The clinical trial, known as NICHE (for Navigated Inhibitory rTMS to Contralesional Hemisphere), is recruiting participants who have had a stroke…
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Melissa DelBello Named Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Melissa DelBello Named Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Melissa DelBello, MD, MS, has been selected to serve as the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Her appointment is effective July 1 and is pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees. DelBello replaces Stephen Strakowski, MD, who…
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Patients with Functional Tremor Benefit From ‘Retrainment,’ Pilot Study Shows

Patients with Functional Tremor Benefit From ‘Retrainment,’ Pilot Study Shows

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—In a pilot study based at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), researchers concluded that patients with functional or psychogenic tremor could benefit from tremor “retrainment” involving performance of a voluntary rhythmical movement of the affected limb. Results were published online ahead of print in Parkinsonism & Related…
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Proper Diagnosis, Treatment Crucial for Myasthenia Gravis

Proper Diagnosis, Treatment Crucial for Myasthenia Gravis

Media Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease whose name, translated from Latin, means “grave muscle weakness.” But with proper diagnosis and treatment, patients can get back on track with their normal lives, says John Quinlan, MD, Medical Director of the Neuromuscular Disorders Program at the University of…
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