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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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UCNI Mourns Passing of James J. Gardner, Philanthropist and Humanitarian

UCNI Mourns Passing of James J. Gardner, Philanthropist and Humanitarian

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute mourns the passing of James J. “Jim” Gardner, a dear friend whose vision and generosity led to the establishment of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.  Mr. Gardner, who died Sunday after a short illness, was a civic-minded leader, a…
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Optimal Timing of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Gets a Fresh Look from UC Specialists

Optimal Timing of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Gets a Fresh Look from UC Specialists

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu For more than 15 years deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery has been an important treatment option for people with Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Although the treatment is approved by the FDA for patients who no longer…
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67 UCNI Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

67 UCNI Specialists on 2013 ‘Best Doctors’ Lists

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI–Sixty-seven specialists affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI), one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, are included on one or both of the 2013 regional and national lists of leading physicians. In December Cincy magazine published the names of 531…
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Linda Armstrong Is 2012 Sunflower Victory Award Honoree

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Linda Armstrong, a longtime advocate for people with Parkinson’s disease, was honored with the 2012 Sunflower Victory Award at the Sunflower Revolution Symposium & Expo last Saturday in Loveland, Ohio. The award was presented by Kim Seroogy, PhD, Director of the Selma Schottenstein Harris Lab for Research in Parkinson’s…
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Dr. Revilla Awarded the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center Chair for Excellence in Parkinson’s

Dr. Revilla Awarded the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center Chair for Excellence in Parkinson’s

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Fredy J. Revilla, MD, Director of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, has been awarded the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Chair. The chair, established by the Gardner family with…
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Sunflower Revolution for Parkinson’s Research & Wellness Sept. 8

Sunflower Revolution for Parkinson's Research & Wellness Sept. 8

CONTACT: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The Sunflower Revolution bicycle ride, the Cincinnati region’s largest fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness, returns to the Loveland countryside Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The ride, which raises funds for Parkinson’s research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and elsewhere, will coincide with the Sunflower Revolution Symposium &…
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Intestinal Gel Works Better than Oral Medication for Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds

Contact: Keith Herrell (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—An intestinal gel delivered via a surgically implanted tube works better for Parkinson’s disease patients than similar medication taken orally, according to the results of a recently concluded clinical trial whose sites included Cincinnati. Use of the levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) was found to reduce “off” time in patients…
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