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Can the human brain be mapped? A neurosurgeon lends gray matter to the debate

Dr. Roger Hudgins is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Akron Children's Hospital.

As a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, Dr. Roger Hudgins knows the brain and sees, on a daily basis, the devastating effect these some of these conditions have on children and their families. Here are some of his thoughts on President Obama’s brain-mapping proposal and its chances for success.

Neurosurgeon is one “Tough Mudder”

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A typical day for Dr. Tsulee Chen starts off with feeding and walking her dogs at the crack of dawn, followed by running 10 miles in preparation for a Tough Mudder event, a hardcore 10- to 12-mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces.

Keeping busy going into new year

Randy and Jordan on Christmas Day

We’ve had an exciting month, including our computer catching a really bad virus. I’m so thankful for my brother who took the time to debug it so we didn’t have to pay a lot of money to get it fixed, or worse, buy another computer. Our little peanut has been making some good strides. It […]

3 weeks til’ D-day

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What a week! We had our doctors’ appointments with my OB, Dr. John Stewart, and pediatric neurosurgeon Roger Hudgins. I was pretty anxious for the ultrasound, wondering if the ventricles have grown and if there was going to be anything new. It’s one of those times that will always stick out in my mind, watching […]