When I posted a piece regarding MIT’s recent update on brain pacemaker studies in the U.S., I had no idea that so much was going on right in my back yard! I’m pleased and proud to hear that not only is The Ohio State University doing great work in this area, but they were the first to perform this procedure on an Alzheimer’s patient in the States.

According to this January 22nd article:

“During a five-hour surgery last October at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Kathy Sanford became the first Alzheimer’s patient in the United States to have a pacemaker implanted in her brain.”

Source:  http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Ohio-State-Implants-First-Brain-Pacemaker-To-Treat-Alzheimer’s.aspx