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Weill Cornell Announces New Support Group for Chiari Patients

Dorothy Poppe of the CSF and Dr. Mark Souweidane at Casino Night 2015

In partnership with the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, the Weill Cornell Chiari CARE program will host a series of lectures and support sessions for individuals with Chiari and related conditions and their families. The two-hour events, which will be held quarterly in 2016, will include presentations from Chiari experts, followed by a facilitated support session for patients and families.

FDA Approves New Clinical Trial for Pulsatile Tinnitus

Dr. Athos Patsalides

The trial will be directed by Dr. Athos Patsalides and will test the effectiveness of venous sinus stenting to relieve the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus in patients with venous sinus stenosis.

Dr. McCrea Awarded Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship at Boston Children’s

Dr. Heather McCrea

Dr. McCrea is our fourth neurosurgery resident to pursue a pediatric fellowship at one of the most prestigious children’s hospitals in the country

Dr. Pennicooke Wins Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award

Dr. Brenton Pennicooke

This prestigious award is given each year to neurosurgical residents or fellows for outstanding research on spinal disorders.

Dr. Morgenstern Named Winner of 2015 Kenneth Shulman Award

Peter Morgenstern, M.D.

Peter Morgenstern, M.D., a fifth-year resident in neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, has been awarded the 2015 Kenneth Shulman Award from the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). This award is given each year for the best paper presented at the annual meeting of the Joint Section by a resident-in-training. Dr. Morgenstern's winning paper is "Menin: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma," conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Viviane Tabar of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.