Congenital heart program collaboration is saving the tiniest of lives

May 16, 2006

Colman Collins turned 2 on March 30, a momentous birthday for any toddler but especially so for Colman.

Nursing Advisory Council health seminar and luncheon brings in $42,000

May 16, 2006

More than 320 supporters of the School of Nursing learned ways to reduce stress during the Nursing Advisory Council’s annual health seminar and luncheon on May 2.

HSC employee receives kidney from caring co-worker

May 9, 2006

Patti Ruffin, 51, an employee at the Health Science Center, knew that one day she would need a kidney transplant.

National Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Palmaz

May 9, 2006

Tinkering in the garage led a young doctor to create a device that would impact the world in more ways than anyone could have imagined. World-renowned inventor and radiologist Julio Palmaz, M.D., the Ashbel Smith Professor at the Health Science Center, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 5-6 in Akron, Ohio.

Report: Health Science Center-led studies prevent 15,000 strokes a year

May 9, 2006

The Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF) Trials, a series of nationwide studies conceived at and led by the Health Science Center, prompted treatment changes that are preventing nearly 15,000 strokes a year in the U.S. and will save the country more than $1.2 billion in health care costs over a decade, according to a report published April 22 in the British medical journal The Lancet.

In race to understand diabetes, this protein may be the APPL of our eyes

May 2, 2006

We all know that lack of communication is bad for any relationship, but when that relationship is going on in our cells and the result of the poor communication is obesity and diabetes, we sit up and take notice.