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NeuroNow - NeuroNow Winter 2013

NeuroNow Winter 2013

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Neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg recently performed a rare procedure that immediately stopped an Afghanistan veteran’s extreme pain.
AN INSTANT END TO INTRACTABLE PAIN
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Neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg recently performed a rare procedure that immediately stopped an Afghanistan veteran’s extreme pain.

Articles in this Issue

Cover

  • When a buried bomb exploded while Marc Burleson was defusing it in Afghanistan, he was left with many injuries, but none compared to the searing, unrelenting pain he felt in his paralyzed left arm.

From the Directors

  • Henry Brem and Justin McArthur celebrate The Johns Hopkins Hospital's third consecutive year of being ranked top in the country in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Philanthropy

  • Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., a Hopkins neurologist, is the first recipient of the Guy McKhann Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience, which provides $500,000 over five years to encourage Hopkins' physician scientists to develop ground-breaking research.
  • A generous grant from an anonymous donor has Jaishri Blakeley leading a new effort to find therapies for plexiform tumors.

In the News

  • Many pituitary disorder patients feel alone in their diagnosis, so a team of Hopkins doctors organized the first Pituitary Education Day in 2009.
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked the best hospital in the country for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row.

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