This month the PNA potlight shines on Dr. Justin Cetas, a neurosurgeon at Oregon Health and Science University. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in the Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular in the School of Medicine. He is also Residency Program Director in Neurological Surgery in the School of Medicine. Dr. Cetas earned his B.A. from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He earned his Ph.D., and M.D. from the University of Arizona in Tuscon. He did his residency in neurological surgery and a fellowship in skull base surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Cetas answered some questions from the PNA. Here are his answers.
The PNA Medical Corner showcases an article co-authored by two PNA members: Drs. Jason Sheehan and Christopher Cifarelli. The study looks at stereotactic radiosurgery for acromegaly and concludes that this type of procedure is effective for patients with persistent or recurrent acromegaly after surgical resection.
The Department of Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The dollars to fund CDMRP are added every year during the budget approval cycle by members of the House or Senate, in response to requests by consumer advocates and disease survivors. For example Congress appropriated $330 million for the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for FY18. The DOD CDMRP is tasked with finding and funding cutting-edge research, such as new devices and treatment for the many injuries and conditions sustained by our military, veterans and the American public. When they review proposed new ideas, they involve individuals who are living with the specific diseases on the panels, along with scientist and medical personnel.
Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.
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