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Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Couple Surprised with President’s Award for Excellence

Contact: Marianne Kunnen-Jones (513) 556-2019 Kunnenm@ucmail.uc.edu Two donors have received a presidential surprise in return for their commitment to elevating the University of Cincinnati’s research and care in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological diseases. Interim President Beverly J. Davenport presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Peggy and Gary Johns, longtime members of the UC…
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UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

UC Neuroscience Institute Named in Honor of Gardner Family

Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI –The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, becomes the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, effective today. The new name honors the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation for its tremendous financial support of…
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Reds Great Dave Parker Named Grand Marshal for Parkinson’s Event

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Dave Parker, a Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Cintas Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s event on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Yeatman’s Cove, Sawyer Point Park, in downtown Cincinnati. In its 11th year, the Cintas Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s…
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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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Parkinson’s Exercise Classes Offered at Drake Center

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s disease will be held late August through October at the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care. The 8-week sessions will be held on Mondays at 1 p.m., beginning August 31, and on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., beginning September 2. The classes will take…
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Gardner Center Offers Two New Support Groups

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is forming two monthly support groups, one for people with Parkinson’s disease, and a parallel group for their caregivers and/or family members. The free forum provides an opportunity 1) to gain emotional support from…
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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

(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 Medicine and director…
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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 Gardner 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: (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 Disease and…
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