CINCINNATIóThe Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital has changed its name to the UC Neuroscience Institute. The new name will help strengthen national awareness and recognition of the program, UC and University Hospital officials say.
Operations of the UC Neuroscience Institute will continue to be managed by a joint leadership team, including physician representatives from nine academic departments, hospital management and College of Medicine leadership. Joseph Broderick, MD, chair of neurology, will continue to serve as research director. John Tew, MD, professor of neurosurgery and a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic, will continue to serve as clinical director.
The UC Neuroscience Institute employs more than 100 faculty members and has seven subspecialty centers, including the Brain Tumor Center, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, Epilepsy Center, Functional Neuroscience Center, Neurotrauma Center, James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders, and Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis.
The Instituteís clinical arm is an international referral center located at University Hospital, home to a level 1 trauma center, 20-bed neuroscience intensive care unit, 24-bed acute care unit, hyperbaric oxygen unit, and the regionís only comprehensive epilepsy monitoring unit. Advanced technologies include cerebral perfusion imaging with PET, stereotactic radiosurgery, LEXAR high-precision radiotherapy, interventional MRI/MRA, and interventional neuroradiology.
UC Neuroscience Institute physicians study and treat neurological disorders, including stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injury, Alzheimerís disease, Parkinsonís disease, disorders of the senses (swallowing, voice, hearing, pain, taste and smell), and psychiatric conditions (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression). The Institute includes dozens of basic scientists, who are conducting pre-clinical research into the underlying causes of and potential cures for neurological disease.
The UC Neuroscience Institute was developed in 1998 by the Health Alliance, which, in addition to University Hospital, also includes Jewish Hospital, Ft. Hamilton Hospital, West Chester Medical Center, Drake Center, and the physicians of Alliance Primary Care.