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Study: Perceptions of Drug’s Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Study: Perceptions of Drug's Cost May Affect How Much Patients Benefit

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—People’s perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Alberto Espay, MD, an associate professor in the UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation…
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Gardner Center Kicks Off Rev It Up Health & Wellness Challenge Jan. 28

Gardner Center Kicks Off Rev It Up Health & Wellness Challenge Jan. 28

CONTACT: Cindy Starr 513-558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Rev It Up 2015, a six-week online challenge for the title of “Greater Cincinnati’s Fittest Organization,” will kick off with a corporate team recruitment luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Revolution Fitness, 3652 Roundbottom Road in Newtown, Ohio. Register now >> Founded by local businesswoman Kathy Krumme, Rev It Up benefits…
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$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

$14M Gift to Transform Home of Nationally Recognized UC Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Candice Terrell (513) 556-9685 candice.terrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation has committed $14 million to the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute to help fund a new, state-of-the-art facility to enhance treatment and research efforts for chronic and progressive neurologic conditions and disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The contribution is…
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Gift Will Aid Development of Research Model for PSP

Gift Will Aid Development of Research Model for PSP

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A $100,000 gift will enable a University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher to study a rare brain disorder that causes progressive problems with control of gait and balance and problems controlling eye movement. Sheila Fleming, PhD, a researcher in the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

UC Neuroscience Institute Adds Neurobiology Research Center

CONTACT: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution photographs of James Herman, PhD, and Joseph Broderick, MD, are available on request. CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) today announced a new Center of Excellence, the UC Neurobiology Research Center, designed to provide a focal point for basic, discovery-based neuroscience. The announcement was made…
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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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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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From Pin Pricks to Radiation Beams to Keyhole Incisions, Brain Surgery Is Trending Smaller

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as “the nutcracker” vs. “the TripTik” by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. The patient experienced both, and he…
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Gardner Center Researchers Publish Results of Parkinson’s Studies

Gardner Center Researchers Publish Results of Parkinson's Studies

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu As a disease with no known cure at present, Parkinson’s disease is the focus of numerous research efforts worldwide. Researchers at the UC Neuroscience Institute’s James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders are playing a key role in those efforts, participating in…
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Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Joseph Broderick Named Director of UCNI

Contact: Keith Herrell 513-558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu Joseph Broderick, MD, has been named Director of the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Broderick, who has served as UCNI research director, will assume the new position as John M. Tew, MD, who has served as Clinical Director, steps into new roles at the…
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