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1-4-2007 New Siemens Avanto 1.5 Tesla MRI system fully operational. Brings advanced imaging capabilities to MS patients in Connecticut.

1-1-2007 Derek Smith, MD becomes full member of Neurology Associates, LLC.

12-19-2006 Derek Smith, MD presents "Update on MS" to medical staff at William Backus Hospital.

11-15-2006 Construction begins on new MS Care of Connecticut Clinical Center.

10-16-2006 Derek Smith, MD, Director MS Care of Connecticut appointed to new three year term as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard University.

9-11,12-2006 Derek Smith, MD, Director Of MS Care of Connecticut participates on NIH Blue Ribbon Panel to advise NIAID on influenza strategic resource allocation.

9-5-2006 First Tysabri infusions are adminstered at MS Care of Connecticut.

8-28-2006 State of Connecticut's Office of Health Care Access approves Certificate of
need for new MRI Scanner for MS Care of Connecticut.
Read more at http://www.ct.gov/ohca/lib/ohca/condecisions/06-30674-con.pdf

7-25-2006 MS Care of Connecticut is certified as a Tysabri prescribing and Infusion site.

7-20-2006 MS Care of Connecticut appears before Commissioner of OHCA to request a replacement MRI.

6-29-2006 Derek Smith, MD, Director MS Care of Connecticut appointed to new three year term as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard University.

3-30-2006 First MS Support Group meets at MS Care of Connecticut. Meetings
will be held the last Thursday of each month.

3-15-2006 Kristin Watson, LPN begins as Nurse Coordinator for MS Care of
Connecticut. She will help coordinate the care services as well as provide
training and injection services to MS patients. Welcome!

3-8-2006 FDA Advisory Panel votes unanimously to return Tysabri to market
for treatment of relapsing forms of MS.

1-26-06 Derek Smith, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, delivers Neurology Grand Rounds at University Of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital.

1-5-06 Western Institutional Review Board approves Dose Comparison Trial of IFN-B1a to determine effects upon Endocrine Function, with Derek Smith, MD as Principal Investigator.
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12-30-05 National MS Society recognizes MS Care of Connecticut as an affiliated Comprehensive MS Center.

11-15-05 Construction plans approved for new MS Care of Connecticut Clinical Center.

10-17-05 National Foundation of Neuroscience announces intent to fund study of Steroid Hormone levels in Beta-Interferon treated MS Patients at MS Care of Connecticut in cooperation with Prof. Andrew Herzog, Harvard Medical School.
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10-14-05 Clinical Social Workers, Liz MacAdie and Beth Avery, begin counseling services as part of MS Care of Connecticut.

10-13-05 Infusion Service is launched under direction of Derek Smith, MD and Lisa Basinet, RN at MS Care of Connecticut.

10-1-05 Central Connecticut Chapter of NMSS gives preliminary approval to funding of Psychological Counseling Services at MS Care of Connecticut.

9-27-05 MS Care of Connecticut to participate in study of smoking cessation in cooperation with School of Public Health at Brown University.

9-24-05 Derek Smith, MD discusses MS at patient program at Mohegan Sun with Peter Wade, MD and TV Personality Sue Thomas. Over 250 attend.

8-15-05 Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers recognizes MS Care of Connecticut as a member center.

7-18-05 Derek Smith, MD begins full-time clinical services at MS Care of Connecticut.

7-10-05 Derek Smith, MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School announces plans to build MS Care of Connecticut at Neurology Associates of Norwich in MS Connection newsletter. Read More >>>

 

 

 

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