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Study Shows Peripheral Vision Substantially Impaired following Concussion

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu After a concussion occurs, symptoms most commonly experienced are headache, dizziness, memory problems sleep disturbances, and visual dysfunction. Such symptoms can be difficult to quantify and follow in patients on a long-term basis. Patient reports of feeling “slower than normal” after a concussion have been associated with visual dysfunction…
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Could Better Eye Training Help Reduce Concussions in Women’s Soccer?

Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu CINCINNATI—With the ever-growing popularity of women’s soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern, as the act of heading the ball is thought to contribute to an increased incidence of concussion. “Current evidence shows that high school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than males,” says…
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Study Shows Thinning of Brain Tissue in College Football Players

Contact: Alison Sampson (513) 558-4559 alison.sampson@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football. But this may not be confined to professional players only. A new study from researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, show…
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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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Emergency Medicine’s Bonomo Named to Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors

Jordan Bonomo, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, neurology and neurosurgery/neurocritical care and director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, has been elected to serve as an at-large director on the Neurocritical Care Society Board of Directors. Board members are chosen on their ability to demonstrate commitment to improving the health care and outcomes of patients…
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Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers Awarded $4.7M to Study Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Prevention is the only medicine for traumatic brain injury, or TBI. But researchers in the University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Neurosurgery are working hard to find a way to stop the wave of secondary injury that follows an initial blow to the head. A new $4.7 million grant…
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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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Public Service Announcement: UC Department of Neurosurgery Seeks Public Input Regarding Investigational Hypothermia Treatment for Blood Clot on the Brain due to Trauma

New investigational research treatment for traumatic brain injury We are seeking public input before launching a research study aimed at improving the odds that patients who suffer severe traumatic brain injury with a subdural hematoma (blood clot on the brain) will go on to live a normal life. The randomized clinical trial will assess whether…
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New Home Planned for University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Julie Engebrecht (513) 556-9685 julie.engebrecht@uc.edu The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has launched a $123 million fundraising campaign that will fund 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 expand…
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Progesterone Does Not Improve Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury

Progesterone Does Not Improve Outcome After Traumatic Brain Injury

Contact: Richard Puff (513) 558-0448 richard.puff@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Clinical trial results suggest that progesterone may not significantly improve outcomes in patients who have suffered a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) was one of 49 trauma centers involved in the National Institutes of Health-funded study. The study, which was known as…
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