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  1. 1. 1 CURRICULUM VITAE OF DEEPAK AWASTHI, M.D., F.A.C.S Associate Professor Department of Neurosurgery Louisiana State University Brain Spine Surgery Professional Address: Residence: Department of Neurosurgery 2324 Ormond Blvd Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Destrehan, LA 70047 1542 Tulane Avenue Tel: (985) 764-8868 New Orleans, LA 70112 FAX: (985) 764-5012 Tel: (504)568-6125 FAX: (504) 568-6127 e-mail: brainblade@hotmail.com and DAWAST@lsuhsc.edu URL: http://members.aol.com/awasbrains/index.html and http://www.esurgeon.com/awasthi Subspecialties: Neurovascular surgery (including carotid artery disease) Skull base surgery Complex Spine surgery (including revision spine surgery) Neurotrauma (including basic science research in brain injury) Professional Qualifications: American Board of Neurological Surgery Board Certification: November 13,1996 Teaching Appointments: Louisiana State University School of Medicine Associate Professor Department of Neurosurgery 1542 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 July 1, 1999 to Present
  2. 2. 2 Louisiana State University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery 1542 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 1/1/96 to 6/30/99 University of Minnesota Medical School Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery 420 Delaware Street SE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 10/1/93 to 12/31/95 Hospital Staff Appointments: Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1/1/96 to Present Touro Infirmary New Orleans, Louisiana 6/1/01 to 8/31/04 Memorial Hospital- Baptist New Orleans, Louisiana 2/1/96 to Present Lindy Boggs Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana 7/1/04 to Present St. Charles General Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana 2/1/96 to 12/31/98 Kenner Regional Medical Center Kenner, Louisiana 7/1/96 to 2/1/04 Meadowcrest Hospital Gretna, Louisiana 9/1/98 to 6/30/00 University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics Minneapolis, Minnesota 10/1/93 to 12/31/95 St.Paul-Ramsey Medical Center St. Paul, Minnesota 10/1/93 to 12/31/95 Methodist Hospital St. Louis Park, Minnesota 6/1/94 to 12/31/95 Veterans Administration Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
  3. 3. 3 6/1/94 to 12/21/95 Offices Held: Board Member of the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) March 2001 to present President of the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society January 2003 to present Secretary/ Treasurer of the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society January 2001 to January 2003 Instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course September 1998 to present Director of Neurosurgery Service Kenner Regional Medical Center May 1997 to May 1999 Director of Neurosurgical Trauma Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans September 1996 to present Founder, Publisher and Editor of LSU Neurosurgery’s NerveCenter July 1996 to present Reviewer for Free Radical Biology and Medicine journal January 1996 to present Reviewer for Neurosurgery journal January 2001 to present Director of Residency Education Department of Neurosurgery; Louisiana State University Medical Ctr New Orleans, Louisiana January 1996 to present Co-Director of Residency Program Department of Neurosurgery; University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota January 1995 to December 1995 Consultant: Health Risk Management, Inc.; Minneapolis, Minnesota June 1996 to June 2001
  4. 4. 4 Minnesota Board of Medical Practice; St. Paul, Minnesota March 1999 to present MedSolutions; Nashville, Tennessee September 2000 to present International Healthcare Consultants (IHC); Atlanta, Georgia January 1997 to present Academic Committees: Trauma Committee (member) Medical Center of Louisiana in New Orleans July 1996 to present Clinical Faculty Advisory Group (member) Louisiana State University School of Medicine- New Orleans April 1997 to present Critical Care Committee (member) Medical Center of Louisiana of New Orleans August 1998 to present International Committee of the CNS (member) Congress of Neurological Surgeons September 1998 to present Education Committee of the CNS (member) Congress of Neurological Surgeons September 1998 to present Academic Standards Committee (member) Louisiana State University School of Medicine- New Orleans September 1998 to present Health Information Management Committee (Chairman) Louisiana State University Healthcare Network- New Orleans May 1999 to present International Travel Committee (member) Louisiana State University School of Medicine- New Orleans July 2000 to present Orleans Parish Medical Society-Emergency Medical Services Committee (member) May 1999 to present Medical School Faculty Assembly elected as member to the Assembly; August 2000 to July 2002 Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery
  5. 5. 5 1542 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1993 Fellowship: Louisiana State University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery 1542 Tulane Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 Field of Study- Head Injury July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988 Internship: New York University Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital Department of General Surgery 550 First Avenue New York, New York 10016 July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987 Education: Medical School: New York University School of Medicine New York, N.Y. 9/82 to 5/86; M.D. College: Columbia University New York, N.Y. 9/78 to 5/82; B.A. (summa cum laude) in Chemistry Additional Experience: Research: July 1993 Istituto di Patologia Generale Modena, Italy Aldo Tomasi, M.D., Ph. D. Free Radical Biochemistry and Pathophysiology November 1987 to December 1988 Louisiana State University Medical Center - Neurosurgery and Biodynamics Institute- Chemistry New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana Michael E. Carey, M.D. and William Pryor, Ph. D. Investigation of the free radical pathophysiology after closed head injury in the rat model. July 1987 to June 1988 Louisiana State University Medical Center- Neurosurgery New Orleans, Louisiana
  6. 6. 6 Michael E. Carey, M.D. Clinical research with head injury patients (Army Penetrating Head Injury Project) Clinical: August 1993 to September 1993 Krankenhaus Nordstadt- Neurosurgery Clinic Hannover, Germany Professor Madjid Samii, M.D. Clinical observer- skull base surgery July 31, 1991 to October 15, 1991 Barrow Neurological Institute Phoenix, Arizona Robert Spetzler, M.D. and Volker Sonntag, M.D. Rotating Resident- Neurosurgery May 1985 to July 1985 The Institute of Neurology at Queen Square London, U.K. Professor Marshall Clinical Clerkship- Neurology Honors/ Awards: Phi Beta Kappa Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemical Society) American Institute of Chemists' Award for Excellence and Leadership in Chemistry Alpha Omega Alpha Honorific Citation from the Spinal Club of Indore, India Professional Papers or Posters Delivered: February 19, 2002 at the 13th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society in San Diego, California Title: Modified Middle Fossa Approach for Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistulas. Tender G, Kutz S, Awasthi D, Rigby P February 19, 2002 at the 13th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society in San Diego, California Title: The Transoral Approach for Craniocervical Fusion with Bone Graft and an Anterior Craniocervical Plate. Kutz S, Awasthi D, Tender G October 1, 2001 at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in San Diego, California Title: Influence of Cocaine in the Outcome after Anuerysmal Subarachnoid
  7. 7. 7 Hemorrhage (poster). Howington J, Awasthi D September 17, 2001 at the 12th World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Sydney, Australia Title: The Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/ Aneurysms in the Urban US Population. Awasthi D, Howington J June 24, 2000 at the Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting in Ponte Verde Beach (Jacksonville), Florida Title: Temporay occlusion of the middle cerebral artery for middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm clipping. Howington J, Awasthi D June 24, 2000 at the Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting in Ponte Verde Beach (Jacksonville), Florida Title: Surgical anatomy of the C2 pedicle. Howington J, Kruse J, Awasthi D February 25, 2000 at the 16th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves in Indian Wells (Palm Springs), California Title: Fluoroscopic Evlauation of the Cervical Spine in the Polytrauma Patient. Awasthi D, Harris M, Kutz S, Krongle S, Carboni P, Robert K, Chutkan N November 3, 1999 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Congress Of Neurological Surgeons in Boston, Massachussetts Title: Risk stratification of mild head injury patients: A predictive index for outcome. Scrantz K, Dowd GC, Awasthi D November 3, 1999 at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Boston, Massachussetts Title: Neurosurgical Myths.(poster) Dowd GC, Awasthi D May 30, 1999 at the 10th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society in Chicago, Illinois Title: Orbitozygomatic craniotomy: A quantative comparison with the pterional craniotomy. Dowd G, Scrantz K, Payton C, Awasthi D October 7, 1998 at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Seattle, Washington Title: Morphologic Characteristics of the C2 Pedicle.(poster) Kruse JJ, Awasthi D Albea J April 29, 1998 at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Title: Effects of Cortical Impact Injury plus Hypotension on Gene Expression: The 120 minute timepoint.(poster) Zeiller S, Awasthi D, Carey ME, Beuerman R, Nguyen D, Colgin L
  8. 8. 8 February 15, 1998 at the 9th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (combined with 1998 Joint Meeting of the Japanese Society for Skull Base Surgery, Korean Skull Base Society and the North American Skull Base Society) in Kamuela, Hawaii Title: Far lateral-transcondylar approach: Three dimensional anatomy. Awasthi D, Zeiller S, Jacques L October 28, 1997 at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans, Louisiana Title: Effects of Cortical Impact Injury plus Hypotension on Gene Expression. Zeiller S, Awasthi D, Carey ME, Beuerman R, Nguyen D, Soblosky J, Colgin L May 16, 1997 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Title: MRI Scan Diagnosis of Ganglion Cyst of Spine or Peripheral Nerves.(poster) Tiel R, Robertson HJ, Awasthi D, Ojar D April 16, 1997 at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Denver, Colorado Title: Posterior Cervical Fixation using Lateral Mass Plates: Retrospective Analysis and C7 Technical Modification.(poster) Awasthi D, Bhattacharjee S, Zeiller S April 16, 1997 at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Denver, Colorado Title: Multidisciplinary Management of Vertebral Artery and Facial Nerve Transection at the Skull Base.(poster) Angel I, Awasthi D September 30 , 1996 at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Title: Usefulness of Plates after Corpectomy.(poster) Payne B, Awasthi D April 26, 1995 at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Orlando, Florida Title: The neuroprotective effect of idebenone on infarct size in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia. Kennedy JD, Awasthi D, Heros RC April 26, 1995 at the 63rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Orlando, Florida Title: Oxidative stress after experimental traumatic brain injury.(poster) Awasthi D, Carey ME April 18, 1994 at the Spine Across the Sea North American Spine Society meeting
  9. 9. 9 in Maui, Hawaii Title: Posterior cervical fusion with lateral mass plates and screws: Retrospective study. Awasthi D, Ganz WF February 14, 1993 at the Fourth Annual North American Skull Base Society meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona Title : Distal cervical internal carotid artery stenosis: Surgical management utilizing a skull base approach. Awasthi D, Smith RD April 15, 1992 at the 60th American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting in San Francisco, California Title: Civilian gunshot wounds to the head: A demographic study.(poster) Awasthi D, Hickey J, Carey ME June 14, 1991 at the 3rd Louisiana Head Injury Foundation meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Title: Civilian gunshot wounds to the head: An epidemiological study. Awasthi D, Hickey J, Carey ME October 13, 1989 at the 9th International Congress of Neurological Surgery meeting in New Delhi, India Title: The detection of free radicals in experimental brain injury. Awasthi D, Church D, Torbati D, Carey ME, Pryor W April 4, 1989 at the 57th American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting in Washington, D.C. Title: The generation of free radicals in experimental traumatic brain injury. Awasthi D, Church D, Torbati D, Carey ME, Pryor W Surgical Demonstrations: August 12, 1996 at the International Conference on Spinal Surgery in Bombay, India Live demonstration of the Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) using the titanium cages January 5-8, 1998 at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand Performed intracranial surgery with Dr. Chaiwit Thanapaisal Invited Speaker: multiple occasions; including the Joint Section Meeting on Cerebrovascular Disease; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; International Conference on Spinal Surgery; North American Skull Base Society; International Congress of Neurological Surgery; National Neurotrauma meetings (1996, 1998, 1999) in India
  10. 10. 10 2nd Annual Oration for the Spinal Club of Indore (India): “Current state of spinal trauma and fusion” - given in Indore, India on August 23, 1998 Visiting Professor: January 5-8, 1998 at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand August 23-25, 1998 at L.T.M.G. (Sion) Hospital in Mumbai (Bombay), India August 22-23, 1999 at L.T.M.G. (Sion) Hospital in Mumbai (Bombay), India Societies: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (active member) Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section (AANS and CNS) on Trauma Joint Section (AANS and CNS) on Cerebrovascular Disease North American Skull Base Society American College of Surgeons (fellow) Southern Neurosurgical Society Louisiana Neurosurgical Society New Orleans Neurological Society Louisiana State Medical Society Orleans Parish Medical Society Louisiana Trauma Society Southern Medical Association National Geographic Society Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery New Orleans Film Society Personal Data: Born on 10/27/60 in New Delhi, India; raised in Reading, England and Brooklyn, New York Four children: Allyson 16; Catherine 13; Cole 6 and Rajan 2 Married: August 31, 1987 to July 12, 2001 to Barbara Gail Hanson Married: August 29. 2003 to Present to Jacqueline Blue Phoenix Licensure: New York: License # 172135, Registration # 1144342 (inactive) Louisiana: License # 07590R, Registration # 015486 (active) Minnesota: License # 36774 (active) DEA #: BA 1328308 Community Services: Parent teacher association (PTA) member for Lincoln Center Elementary School in
  11. 11. 11 South St. Paul, Minnesota (August 1994 till November 1995); New Sarpy Elementary School in Destrehan, Louisiana (August 1996 till June 2000) * active involvement with volunteer activities at school (reading; library) Volunteer activities at First Union Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota and Luling, Louisiana (greeter; usher; scripture reading; teaching)- January 1994 till present Community Outreach Program (COP) in southeast Louisiana- teaching grade school and high school students about trauma prevention- June 1997 till June 2000 School-based Trauma Outreach Program (STOP) in Southeast Louisiana- trauma prevention programs- July 2000 till present Volunteer activities (medical and non-medical) in under-developed countries: * medical and surgical care in Bangladesh, Cuba, India, Iran, Thailand * annual support to grade schools and high schools in West Africa (The Gambia, Senegal, Mali) Hobbies and Interests: Model railroads (N and Z gauge), marine aquariums, photography (free lance for travel magazines), stamp collecting, sports, world travel, web design and authoring (creator of 6 websites including LSU Neurosurgery)
  12. 12. 12 Publications †: 1. *Awasthi D, Church D, Torbati D, Carey ME, Pryor W: The generation of free radicals in experimental traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg 70:323A, 1989. 2. *Awasthi D, Voorhies RM, Eick J, Mitchell WT: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy presenting as multiple intracranial lesions on magnetic resonance imaging: Case report. J Neurosurg 75: 458-460, 1991. 3. *Awasthi D, Kline DG, Beckman EN: Neuromuscular hamartoma (benign "Triton" tumor) of the brachial plexus: Case report. J Neurosurg 75: 795-797, 1991. 4. *Awasthi D, Rock WA, Carey ME, Farrell JB: Coagulation changes after an experimental missile wound to the brain in the cat. Surg Neurol 36: 441-446, 1991. 5. *Awasthi D, Kline DG: Brachial Plexus stretch injury: Selection for surgery. Advances in Clinical Neurosciences (India) 1:49-57, 1991. 6. *Awasthi D, Voorhies RM: Anterior cervical vertebrectomy and interbody fusion: Technical note. J Neurosurg 76: 159-163, 1992. 7. Awasthi D, Hudson AR, Kline DG: Treatment strategies for the patient suffering from peripheral nerve injury, in Benzel EC (ed): Neurosurgical Topics: Practical Approaches to Peripheral Nerve Surgery. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1992, pp25-47. 8. Zabramski J, Awasthi D: Extra-axial cavernous malformations, in Awad IA, Barrow DL (eds): Cavernous Malformations. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Publications, 1993, pp133-144. 9. *Awasthi D, Smith RD: Distal cervical internal carotid artery stenosis. Skull Base Surgery 4:110-115, 1994. 10. *Awasthi D, LeClercq TA: Distal posterior cerebral artery aneurysms: Anatomical and surgical considerations. Contemporary Neurosurgery 16 (18):1-6, 1994. 11. Awasthi D: Managing cervical spine injuries. Ramsey Critical Care Bulletin, Fall 1994. 12. *Awasthi D, Voorhies RM: Posterior cervical fusion with methylmethacrylate, wire and bone: Technical note. Surg Neurol 42:259-264, 1994. 13. Awasthi D, Rengachary SS, Porter SS: Intrinsic Lesions of the Spinal Cord: Surgical and Anesthetic Management, in Porter SS (ed): Anesthesia for Surgery of the Spine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1995, pp 101-141.
  13. 13. 13 14. * Danoff D, Awasthi D, Field EM, Goldfarb RP, Shubert DL: Too much information? How do you handle it? Surg Neurol 47:467-468, 1997. 15. *Awasthi D, Church DF, Torbati D, Carey ME, Pryor WA: Oxidative stress following traumatic brain injury in rats. Surg Neurol 47:575-582, 1997. 16.*Zeiller S, Awasthi D, Carey ME, Beuerman RW, Nguyen D, Soblosky JS, Colgin L: Effects of cortical impact injury plus hypotension on gene expression. Soc Neurosci Abstr 23(part 2, p. xxx): 1122, 1997. 17.*Awasthi D, Zeiller S: Far lateral-transcondylar approach: Three dimensional anatomy. Skull Base Surgery 8 (Suppl 1): 1, 1998. 18. Awasthi D, Kruse JJ: Excision of Colloid Cyst via the Transcallosal Approach, in Rengachary SS, Wilkins RH (eds): Neurosurgical Operative Atlas, Volume 7. Park Ridge, IL: American Association of Neurlogical Surgeons Publications, 1998, pp 227-233. 19. *Kruse JJ, Awasthi D: Skull base trauma: Neurosurgical Perspective. J Cranio- Maxillofacial Trauma 4 (2): 8-14, 1998. (award winning paper) 20.*Nussbaum ES, Heros RC, Madison MT, Awasthi D, Truwit CL: The pathogenesis of arteriovenous malformations: Insights provided by a case of multiple malformations developing in relation to a developmental venous anomaly. Neurosurgery 43:347-352, 1998. 21.*Awasthi D: Literature review: Endovascular treatment of pseudoaneurysms with electrolytically detachable coils. J Neurovasc Dis 3:191-192, 1998. 22.*Dowd GC, Scrantz, Payton C, Awasthi D: Orbito-zygomatic craniotomy: A quantative comparison with the pterional craniotomy. Skull Base Surgery 9(Suppl 1): 9, 1999. 23.*Dowd GC, Zeiller S, Awasthi D: Far lateral transcondylar approach: Dimensional anatomy. Neurosurgery 45:95-100, 1999. 24.*Scrantz K, Dowd GC, Awasthi D: Risk stratification of mild head injury patients: A predictive index for outcome (abs). Neurosurgery 45:732, 1999. 25. Awasthi D, Zeiller S, Beuerman R, Nguyen D, Carey M: Early gene expression after experimental traumatic brain injury. Proceedings of ICRAN 99. Bologna, Italy: Mondazi Editore SpA, 1999, pp25-30. 26. *Dowd GC, Awasthi D: Is it time to revisit the “myths” of neurosurgery? Neurol Rev 7:1, 1999.
  14. 14. 14 27.*Awasthi D, Howington J, Dowd G: Elective temporary occlusion of the middle cerebral artery for middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm clipping (abs). Neurosurgery 92:233, 2000. 28.*Kruse JJ, Awasthi D, Harris M, Waguespack A: Ossification of the ligamentum flavum as a cause of myelopathy in North America: Report of three cases. J Spinal Disorders 13:22-25, 2000. 29. *Howington JU, Kruse JJ, Awasthi D: Surgical anatomy of the C-2 pedicle. J Neurosurg (Spine 1) 95:88-92, 2001. 30. *Tender GC, Ratliff J, Awasthi D, Buechter K: Gunshot wounds to the neck. South Med J 94:830-832, 2001. 31. *Melamed H, Harris MB, Awasthi D: Anatomic considerations of superior laryngeal nerve during anterior cervical spine procedures. Spine 27: E83-86, 2002. 32. *Kutz S, Awasthi D, Tender G: The transoral approach for craniocervical fusion with bone graft and an anterior craniocervical plate (abs). Skull Base 12 (Suppl 1): 21, 2002. 33. *Tender G, Kutz S, Awasthi D, Rigby P: Modified middle fossa approach for repair of cerebrospinal fluid fistulas (abs). Skull Base 12 (Suppl 1): 35, 2002. 34. Awasthi D, Harris M: Anterior Occipitocervical Plating, in Vaccaro AR, Albert T (eds): Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. New York: Thieme, 2003, pp58-59. 35. *Tender G, Kutz S, Awasthi D, Rigby P: Vascularized temporalis muscle flap for the treatment of otorrhea: Technical note. J Neurosurgery 98:1128-1132, 2003. 36. Dowd G, Awasthi D: Management of Infectious and Traumatic Intracranial Aneurysms, in Batjer HH and Loftus C (eds): Neurological Surgery: Principles and Practice, Volume 3. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003, pp. 2473-2480. 37. *Awasthi D, Kutz S, Beuerman R, Nguyen D, Carey M, Zeiller S: Early gene expression in the rat cortex after experimental traumatic brain injury and hypotension. Neuroscience Letters 345: 29-32, 2003. 38. *Howington J, Kutz S, Wilding G, Awasthi D: Cocaine use as a predictor of outcome in aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurgery 99:271-275, 2003. 39. *Tender G, Awasthi D: Risk stratification in mild head injury patients: The Head Injury Predictive index. J La State Med Soc 155: 338-342, 2003.
  15. 15. 15 40. *Tender GC, Awasthi D: Spontaneous cervical spinal epidural hematoma in a 12 year old girl: Case Report and review of the literature: J La State Med Soc 156:196- 198; 2004. * Peer-reviewed journals or books † Founder, Publisher and Editor of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Neurosurgery’s official news-journal: Nerve Center - published quarterly till 1998; then bi-annually (began in summer 1996- 18 issues to date)

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