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Dr. James Goodrich: An Appreciation

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD, and Mark Souweidane, MD

The pandemic came very close to home to us today when we learned that the novel coronavirus had claimed the life of Dr. James Goodrich, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Keeping Your Brain Healthy During the Pandemic

By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine
Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery

These are unprecedented times, and we are facing unimaginable challenges. The health care heroes who are saving lives every day are enduring unthinkable levels of stress in addition to the physical dangers they face each day. There are so many other people right now whose anxiety levels are through the roof. The virus, and the fear of the unknown, are primal threats that have us all worrying.

Improving Outcomes After Brain Injury

By Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, and Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD

Cognitive remediation after any kind of brain injury — whether from trauma, stroke, surgery, or other event — has been shown to be valuable in helping patients regain function.