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Donated Microscopes Enable Neurosurgery in Tanzania

Donated intra-operative microscope is ready for use in Tanzania

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Roger Härtl and the generosity of Leica and Zeiss, two surgical microscopes are now available for use by surgeons in Tanzania.

Dr. Hartl Discusses Concussion, Depression, and Suicide

Dr. Hartl Discusses Concussion, Depression, and Suicide

Following the suicide of Kosta Karageorge, Dr. Roger Härtl appeared on a panel to talk about concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in athletes.

Rudin Foundation Gift Creates Medical Student Fellowship

Dr. Mark Souweidane

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center has announced a new medical student fellowship, starting in July 2015. The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Rudin Foundation, will allow  one medical student per year to join the Children's Brain Tumor Project as a way to explore a research career in pediatric neuro-oncology. Dr. Mark M. Souweidane, Professor and Vice Chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the Children's Brain Tumor Project, will be the fellowship director for this position.

Dr. Hartl’s Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Book Published in China

 Dr. Hartl’s Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Book Published in China

Publication of the translated text was announced at the 2014 International Forum of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, held in Shanghai in October.

Concussions: The Female Factor

Dr. Stieg Talks About Women and Concussion

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Neurosurgery Department Chair Philip Stieg talks about the elevated risk of concussion in female athletes — including his own daughter, who took a bad fall during a polo match and suffered a concussion.

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