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 Dr. Robert G. Grossman receives distinguished service award

Houston, TX - 7/1/2013

Dr. Robert G. Grossman, Professor of Neurosurgery at the Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award of The Society of University Neurosurgeons for his decades of service as a clinician, teacher and researcher. read more >>



Nearly $700,000 to UH and Methodist will help develop brain machine interface technology

Houston, TX - 6/21/2013

The Cullen Foundation and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research are now supporting a brain-machine interface project that University of Houston and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute scientists hope will someday help quadriplegics walk. The Cullen Foundation has directed $495,000 in philanthropic support to the research project and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation has given $200,000 to purchase Rehab Rex, the latest version of a robotic exoskeleton that helps legs move. read more>>



Two biomarkers predict increased risk for "silent" strokes

Houston, TX - 6/5/2013

Two biomarkers widely being investigated as predictors of heart and vascular disease appear to indicate risk for "silent" strokes and other causes of mild brain damage that present no symptoms, report  researchers from The Methodist Hospital and several other institutions in an upcoming issue of Stroke (now online).The researchers found high blood levels of troponin T and NT-proBNP were associated with as much as 3 and 3.5 times the amount of damaged brain tissue, respectively. read more >>


San Jacinto Methodist earns stroke award for three consecutive years

Baytown, TX - 5/30/2013

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. read more >>



Department of Defense awards $2 million to spinal cord injury research

Houston, TX - 5/28/2013

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is pleased to announce a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) to further support the expansion of translational research to find treatments for individuals living with spinal cord injury, including servicemen and women. read more >>



Multi-million dollar gift establishes brain tumor center at Methodist

Houston, TX - 4/23/2013

Brain and pituitary tumor patients will soon have access to a state-of-the-art facility at The Methodist Hospital, a result of a $10 million dollar commitment from a Houston oil executive.The Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center will offer personalized neurosurgical and cancer treatment options, and give patients access to novel research studies not available elsewhere. read more>>