This month’s PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Michael Ivan, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami and Director of Research at the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative. He also serves as Chief of Service in Cranial and Neuro-oncology and is Co-chair of Neurosurgery at Jackson South Community Hospital. Dr. Ivan did his undergraduate work in chemical engineering at Cornell, then got an M.B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and his M.D. from Rutgers University. He then moved on to the University of California, San Francisco for an internship in general surgery, a post-doctorate research fellowship in neuro-oncology, and a residency in neurosurgery. He also did fellowship in surgical neuro-oncology at the University of Miami. He was kind enough to answer some questions for the PNA. Here are his answers.
This month the PNA Medical Corner showcases an article co-written by Dr. Sylvia Asa, a member of the PNA’s Scientific Advisory Panel. It is called “What’s New in Pituitary Pathlogy”and will appear in the January issue of the journal Histopathology. It reviews six major areas of progress in the field.
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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