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AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery awarded to Fady T. Charbel, MD, FAANS

The Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery was established to honor an AANS member for technical prowess and skill and/or innovation in the development of new procedures which have become part [...]

  • Neurosurgery Medical Staff Runs the Ragnar Relay

Neurosurgery Medical Staff Runs the Ragnar Relay

12 runners from the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Neurosurgery ICU Medical Staff will be participating in the Ragnar Relay for Recovery on June 6 and 7.  read more

Dr. F. Charbel Named Inaugural Recipient of the Dr. Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professorship

Dr. F. Charbel Named Inaugural Recipient of the Dr. Richard L. and Gertrude W. Fruin Professorship

  • Inaugural Winter Neurosurgical Forum

Inaugural Winter Neurosurgical Forum

Inaugural Winter Neurosurgical Forum  January 30-February 3, 2017 Program Contact Brittany for more information Brittany Laschober laschobe@uic.edu 

The Herald-News, September 5, 2013

Lockport woman, brain aneurysm survivor, pays it forward Read full story

  • Credit: Electronic Visualization Laboratory University of Illinois at Chicago

CAVE2, Visualizing in 3D

Each year, when the National Science Foundation (NSF) sends its budget request to Congress, it includes about a dozen research "nuggets:" short descriptions of the very best NSF-funded research results across all the areas of [...]

MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2012

Novocure(TM) Certifies Eight Additional Clinical Centers of Excellence to Treat Most Common Brain Tumor with Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) Therapy (link to online article)

ALLVOICES, Local to Global News, January 20, 2012

Brain Aneurysm Awareness has gained momentum in Illinois (link to online article)

WGNTV, Medical Watch, January 4, 2012

Novocure Treatment for Glioblastoma (link to video)

Dr. K. Slavin is One of the First in the Country to Implant the New RestoreSensor Neurostimlular for Pain Control

This revolutionary device is the first stimulator to automatically adapt to a patient's posture to deliver consistent stimulation therapy. (Medtronic's News Release for AdaptivestimTM with RestoresensorTM - pdf)

  • David Messmer, 50, of Indiana is the first patient in the country to receive a prescription for the device outside of a clinical trial.

UIC News Release, December 2, 2011

Patient Receives First Prescription for FDA-Approved Brain Tumor Treatment (download article pdf)

The Herald-News, September 13, 2011

"Brain aneurysm survivor knows support aids recovery " (link to the article)

FDA approves first-in-class treatment for brain cancer –UIMC first to provide treatment in US

UIMC is a leader in the field of brain tumor research and is committed to providing our patients access to the most innovative treatments and clinical trials.  Over four years ago, UIMC became the first [...]

Groundbreaking Research Offers Hope for Glioblastoma Patients

UIMC is a leader in the field of brain tumor research and is committed to providing our patients access to the most innovative treatments and clinical trials. Four years ago, UIMC became the first hospital [...]

UIC Department of Neurosurgery recognized by the Cook County Board, September 29, 2010

In recognition of September as “Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month” in Illinois and in conjunction with the “Survivor in the City” benefit, the staff of UIMC and Department of Neurosurgery was presented a proclamation by Cook [...]