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Ivy Blog

Staff Spotlight: Mariya Stavnichuk
As a research technician, Mariya Stavnichuk plays a fundamental role in the Ivy Center's preclinical lab. Learn more about Mariya's work at the Ivy Center and her inspirations for joining the neuroscience field.
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Parents With Glioblastoma: A Daughter Shares Story of Mother’s Diagnosis
Finding out a parent has been diagnosed with glioblastoma can be overwhelming. Finding answers and support becomes top priority. Read about a daughter, her mom and their brain cancer story.
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Brain Cancer Survivor Is On A Mission To Support Others Living With The Disease
Lanette Veres, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer 24 years ago, knows the overwhelming sense of fear and isolation when faced with a brain tumor diagnosis. As the founder of the Gray Matters Foundation and the official support partner of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, Lanette has made it her mission to support others facing the disease.
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Staff Spotlight: James McNamara
As a research technician in our preclinical lab, James McNamara assists identifying and targeting therapeutic vulnerabilities using preclinical models of GBM. Learn more about James’ work at the Ivy Center and his inspirations for joining the neuroscience field.
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Glioblastoma Diagnosis Leads Family To Make Every Day Meaningful
In honor of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Amber Jackson, wife of brain cancer patient, Tim Jackson, recounts her husband's journey with glioblastoma and asks for your support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center's mission to contribute to a cure for brain cancer within this decade.
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Impact Brain Tumor Research With Donations
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to join the fight against brain cancer by creating your own fundraiser. Your family and friends can make an impactful brain tumor research donation in support of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow.
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Going Coast to Coast for Brain Cancer Research
In honor of Nate and his courageous battle with GBM, Dr. Tedesco has decided to bike across the country to support the innovative research at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow. Through his ride, Dr. Tedesco hopes to inspire others to do something to honor a loved one with brain cancer.
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Extending A Helping Paw: How Animal-Assisted Therapy Benefits Brain Tumor Patients
The comfort and unconditional love animals provide can be extremely soothing and healing, which is why animal-assisted therapy, particularly with dogs, is so popular for helping people cope with a variety of health conditions.
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Staff Spotlight: Aja Pedersen
Highlighted in this month’s “Staff Spotlight" is Aja Pedersen, our new Administrative Coordinator supporting Dr. Mehta's and her team. Aja shares what it means to her to work at the Ivy Center and why she chose to work in the medical field
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2021 Year In Review
From launching several clinical trials to announcing a new global headquarters, 2021 was a year of progress and discovery at the Ivy Center. As we begin the new year, we take a moment to reflect on key milestones and look forward to building on the momentum in 2022.
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