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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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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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