(From the January 2015 Issue of PediatricsOnline)
The past year included notable changes for the Neurosciences Center at Nationwide Children’s. The sections of Neurology and Neurosurgery were ranked among the top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report, while Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recognized among the top seven children’s hospitals on the U.S. News Honor Roll.
The year began with Neurology Chief E. Steve Roach, MD, receiving The Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Chair in Pediatric Neurology. The endowment recognized Dr. Roach’s significant contributions to pediatric medicine, and helps with future program advancements. Dr. Roach also transitioned to the role of Past President for the Child Neurology Society, which coincided with the organization’s annual meeting taking place in Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s hometown, Columbus.
Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, was appointed Director of Neuro-Oncology. He is leading an innovative approach to brain tumor treatment, serving as principal investigator in a series of “Head Start” clinical trial protocols.
Additional faculty recruits include:
In addition, Nationwide Children’s was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center in 2014 by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy. PPMD launched the certification program as part of its robust Transforming Duchenne Care Initiative.
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