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New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

New Neuroscience Developments at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Patients seeking the best in neurological treatment options at the University of Cincinnati and UC Health will soon find a new home. For decades, faculty and physicians at the UC College of Medicine have led in treatment, research and teaching for complex neurologic and psychiatric conditions – and patients…
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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 Awarded $4 Million to Look at Longer Treatment Window for Stroke

UC Awarded $4 Million to Look at Longer Treatment Window for Stroke

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu Since 2014, the University of Cincinnati has been home to StrokeNet, the national coordinating center for all stroke trials within the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) network, which funds clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention and recovery and rehabilitation following…
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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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UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

UC Medical Center Again Named Top Hospital for Stroke Care

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu For the third year, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according…
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Study Shows Area Undamaged by Stroke Remains So, Regardless of Time

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Radiological imaging is being used more often to evaluate stroke diagnosis and outcomes, with penumbra, or tissue that is at risk of progressing to dead tissue but is still salvageable if blood flow is returned, as a potential target for therapy. However, there have been few studies about what…
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African-Americans, Men, Young Patients More Likely to Receive Neuroimaging

African-Americans, Men, Young Patients More Likely to Receive Neuroimaging

Contact: Katie Pence (513)  558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A person is admitted to the hospital with a stroke, but not much is known about whether or not that patient will undergo neuroimaging. A team led by Achala Vagal, MD, associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a UC Health radiologist, wanted to see…
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$1.8M Gift to Benefit Stroke Treatment, Prevention at UC

Media Contact: Caitlin Whitehurst (513) 556-4395 caitlin.whitehurst@uc.edu CINCINNATI–JR Verkamp never had the chance to meet his mother-in-law – she passed away after suffering a stroke in 1997. He never had a chance to meet her, but his philanthropic efforts as a trustee at the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation will preserve her memory and…
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Acute Kidney Injury a Predictor of Worse Outcomes after Stroke, Researcher Finds

Contact: Cedric Ricks (513) 558-4657 cedric.ricks@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A University of Cincinnati (UC) researcher, in collaboration with other investigators, has found that ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who suffer from acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis have higher death rates and greater odds of entering long-term care or nursing facilities after hospitalization. The study was published online…
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UC Medical Center Recertified as Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center

UC Medical Center Recertified as Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center has been recertified by the Joint Commission as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, a level of certification reserved for institutions with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. UC Medical Center is home to the UC Neuroscience Institute, one of four…
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