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It’s a No-Brainer: Harry Linen Awarded the Outstanding Service Award

Harry Linen and Dr. Stieg

Harry was nominated by his co-workers, who wrote that “Harry is always a team player.”

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center Launches New Pulsatile Tinnitus Program

Dr. Athos Patsalides, Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

An integrated program designed for patients with pulsatile tinnitus promises to bring relief to thousands of sufferers

New Focus on Epilepsy in Tanzania

In November 2019 Dr. Caitlin Hoffman of Weill Cornell Medicine performed the first-ever functional hemispherotomy in Tanzania on a four-year-old boy with intractable seizures.

For the past decade, our neurosurgical program in Tanzania has focused on neurotrauma and birth defects largely because they affect children and young adults; returning them to good health results in a large number of additional productive years of life. This year we expanded our scope to include seizure disorders, which also disproportionately affect children.

It's a No-Brainer: Ashley O'Connor Awarded the Outstanding Service Award

Ashley O'Connor with Dr. Stieg

Her teammates wrote, “Ashley goes over and beyond for her patients as well as her colleagues.”

Dr. Cisse Speaks at the 2019 NRCDP Retreat

Dr. Babacar Cisse

His talk was an examination of how the CNS immune cells called microglia perform their functions in normal brains and in brain tumors.