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Date: Monday, March 27, 2006

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Save the Date-State of the Academic Health Center Address

Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, will provide an overview of the Academic Health Center's 2005 achievements and upcoming challenges and opportunities during the annual State of the Academic Health Center Address. The talk will begin at noon Wednesday, April 19, in Kresge Auditorium. Dr. Henney's presentation, "Creating the Future," will cover a year of accomplishments and growth, including research successes and the status of UC's education programs, business partnerships, and current and future construction projects. Following the address, Dr. Henney will be open to questions. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail


UC Ophthalmologist Wins Video Award

Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has won first prize at the international cataract video competition sponsored by the American Society of Cataract Refractory Surgery (ASCRS).The award was announced during last week's ASCRS annual meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Osher, ophthalmic consultant for the Cincinnati Reds since 1990, has achieved worldwide recognition in cataract surgery and has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments his colleagues use.


Brain-Imaging Research Seminar Wednesday
The next Brain-Imaging Research Seminar will be held Wednesday, March 29, at noon in room D2.46 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Jeff Epstein, PhD, will discuss "Brain Activation Patterns in Concordantly Affected ADHD Parent-Child Dyads." All are welcome to attend, and lunch will be served. For more information, contact Kati Elfers at (513) 558-2958 or Susan Moore at (513) 636-7565.


Seminar Focuses on Lung Cancer, Silica Link

Pierluigi Cocco, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Cagliari, Italy, will discuss lung cancer in workers exposed to silica at a guest seminar to be held Wednesday, March 29. The program, sponsored by the department of environmental health's Education and Research Center, will begin at 1 p.m. in Wherry Hall room 203. To RSVP, contact Amber Twitty at (513) 558-5710 or


Archdeacon to Host Trauma 101 Event

Michael Archdeacon, MD, director of musculoskeletal traumatology in the orthopaedic surgery department, is chairing the fourth annual "Trauma 101" Fracture Care for the Community Orthopaedist. The event, to be held May 12-13 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, will provide an overview and update on the management of fractures and orthopaedic trauma. The cost is $300 for physicians and $100 for nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and occupational therapists. For more information or to register, call Carol Weast at (513) 558-2978


33rd Annual Benjamin Felson Lecture

Geoffrey Rubin, MD, of Stanford University, will discuss the use of multi-detector CT in vascular imaging during the 33rd annual Benjamin Felson Lecture. The event will be held Saturday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. Benjamin Felson, MD, served as chief of radiology from 1951 to 1973, and later was named professor emeritus of radiology. In 1987, the university established the Benjamin Felson Chair in Radiology-the first academic chair in the United States ever named in honor of a living physician. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, call (513) 584-4396.


Seventh Annual Bone Day Symposium

The UC Bone Health Osteoporosis Center is hosting the seventh annual Bone Day symposium, "Modern Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis," from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. The event, to be held at Kingsgate Conference Center, includes presentations by internationally recognized osteoporosis experts and interactive panel discussions. Event sponsors include the internal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology departments at UC. Continuing medical education credits are available. Register online or for more information, contact Connie Gee at (513) 558-4444.


Cancer Survivors Cruise Ohio River June 4

Tristate cancer survivors will celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m. during the annual cruise aboard the "Belle of Cincinnati" on the Ohio River. The event, cosponsored by UC Cancer Center, underscores that with early detection and treatment, cancer is survivable. The $10 cost per person includes food, entertainment, complimentary photos and prizes. Online registration and more information are available at


Help Us Improve The Dean's List
In an effort to better meet the needs of the College of Medicine, the public relations and communication office is conducting a short readership survey on The Dean's List. We'd like to know what you think about the publication and how we can improve it. Please note that this survey, which will take only a few minutes to complete, will close on Friday, April 14. Please click here to take the survey: Dean's List Readership Survey. If you have any questions, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail We appreciate your time and feedback.

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