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February 2003
Volume 1, Issue 1
MGH Neurosurgical Society Alumni News






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Edwards 4
Newly Renovated Laboratory Space

Following a year and a half of extensive renovations, the Edwards 4 research laboratory was completed in December 2002. This new on-campus laboratory, the Center for Nervous System Repair, is devoted to translational neurosurgical projects in cellular neurosurgery and neurotechnology.
More specifically, the laboratory will be bringing together scientists who are involved in explorations of neural stem cells, neural regeneration, and applications in the brain, spinal cord, visual and auditory systems. Upon completion of Edwards 4, Dr. Jeffrey Macklis from Children's Hospital Boston relocated his laboratory to this new space and has become director of the Center. Edwards 4 will also be occupied by Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan, Dr. Bob Carter, and Dr. Emad Eskandar.

Robert L. Martuza, John Martin,
Ziv Williams and Bob Carter
tour the new laboratory.

Ojemann Professorship
We are thrilled to let you all know that we've initiated a fund raising effort to honor someone who has meant a quite deal to the department, Dr. Robert Ojemann, with a Harvard Professorship. As many of you probably know, Dr. Ojemann has been an important member of our department, and we feel that this Professorship will be a lasting tribute to his years of dedicated service, teaching, and mentorship. If you are interested in participating in this special project, please contact Heather Colmore in the Development Office at 617-724-6407.
Neuroscience Series Established

Neurosurgery joined with the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry to establish a year-long neuroscience lecture series.

Dr. Jeffrey Macklis organized the Neurosurgery portion of series, inviting four lecturers, including Dr. Joseph Martin, Dean of the Medical School who kicked off the series in September.

Other lecturers included The William H. Sweet Lecturer,

Martin E. Schwab and
Robert L. Martuza

Dr. Anders Bjorklund, Professor of Histology and Section Chief of the

Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University; Dr. Ron McKay Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIH; Dr. Jeffrey Macklis, the new Director of the Department of Neurosurgery's MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair; and the James C. White Lecturer, Dr. Martin E Schwab, Professor of Brain Research and Co-Director of the Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich
Department of Neurosurgery
55 Fruit Street
White 502
Boston, MA 02114
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