Mayfield Education & Research Foundation hires new director

CINCINNATI– The Mayfield Education & Research Foundation is proud to announce the hiring of Deborah Livingston as Development Director. Ms. Livingston will oversee the continued expansion of the Mayfield Foundation's commitment to neuroscience research, injury prevention, neurological health, and the education and training of neurosurgeons.

Ms. Livingston comes to Mayfield from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI in Indianapolis, where she served as Executive Director of Development. She previously served as Senior Director of Development for the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati Foundation and as a development officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

"Deb's vast experience in fundraising and development will be important as we continue the growth and expansion of the Mayfield Foundation and its programs," says William Tobler, MD, a neurosurgeon with Mayfield Brain & Spine and Chair of the Mayfield Foundation. "She is a great addition to our team."

Ms. Livingston earned her undergraduate degree from Providence College, in Providence, Rhode Island, and a master's degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University, Indianapolis.

The Mayfield Foundation, with $4 million in invested funds, has distributed in excess of $600,000 in research awards to local neuroscientists during the last three years. The foundation has also invested more than $500,000 to establish the Mayfield Surgical Innovation Center, which provides advanced training in new technologies to neurosurgeons from around the United States. And it provides operating support to the Crosstown Concussion Crew, a collaboration involving TriHealth, students from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University, and medical residents from Bethesda Family Practice. The crew educates local youth about concussion and neurotrauma prevention.

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 20,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.

The Mayfield Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of care and new treatments for patients with brain and spine disorders, to the prevention of neurological injury through community education, and to the development of neurosurgeons through ongoing training and education. Established in 1978, the Foundation mirrors and furthers the legacy and impact of the Mayfield Clinic.