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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HYUNDAI Hope On Wheels presents UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital with $50,000 HYUNDAI Impact Award to support pediatric cancer program

CLEVELAND Hyundai Hope On Wheels® presented University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. UH Rainbow is one of 25 recipients of this year’s award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children’s hospitals nationwide. UH Rainbow will use the funds to support the work of Drs. Alex Huang and John Letterio at UH Rainbow’s Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute. Drs. Huang and Letterio plan to develop a program to strengthen their team of physician-scientists in the areas of biological science and clinical medicine. 
 
In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization’s donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined the fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, UH Rainbow has received more than $1.6 million from Hope On Wheels.
 
“Throughout the country, talented doctors are working tirelessly to help kids fight cancer by conducting research or providing bedside care,” said Scott Fink, chairman, Hyundai Hope On Wheels Board of Directors. “Our goal at Hope On Wheels is to provide these doctors with the grant funds they need to perform their lifesaving work. Superheroes come in all forms, but for children and families battling cancer – superheroes wear lab coats.”




Tuesday, August 08, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Among Nation's Best Hospitals

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center once again has been recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals for 2017–18 by U.S. News & World ReportUH Cleveland Medical Center was named among the country’s Top 50 in eight methodology-ranked specialties. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most challenging conditions.


Monday, August 07, 2017

New research from University Hospitals finds music therapy can improve patient knowledge of sickle cell disease

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals (UH) found that music therapy interventions can improve patient knowledge of sickle cell disease (SCD) and ease transition of care for adolescents and young adults. The study investigated the effects of four culturally-tailored and developmentally appropriate music therapy sessions on self-efficacy, trust and SCD knowledge in thirty 18-23 year olds with SCD. This study was supported by the Kulas Foundation of Cleveland.


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

University Hospitals names Theodoros N. Teknos, MD, President and Scientific Officer of UH Seidman Cancer Center

CLEVELAND -- After a rigorous national search, University Hospitals has announced the appointment of Theodoros N. Teknos, MD, as the new President and Scientific Officer of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.  He will begin Oct. 1.
 
He will take over from current UH Seidman President Nathan Levitan, MD, who has been in the position since 2008 and who announced his plan for retirement earlier this year.
 
Daniel Simon, MD, President of UH Cleveland Medical Center, who made the announcement, said Dr. Teknos is a “highly respected physician, researcher and administrative leader.”



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