'Future of Disease' Topic of Henderson Talks
D.A. Henderson, MD, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health Preparedness, will deliver two presentations this week on the future of disease. On Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m., Dr. Henderson will speak on "New Infectious Disease Challenges for the 21st Century," as part of the 2006 Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecture Series. The series, to be held at Kingsgate Conference Center, is named in honor of the late Malcolm Adcock, Cincinnati health commissioner for 11 years.
The next day, Friday, March 25, Dr. Henderson will discuss "The Death and Resurrection of a Virus." The talk will begin at noon in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. Dr. Henderson was appointed the first director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness by President George W. Bush. He is a distinguished service professor emeritus and dean emeritus of Johns Hopkins University and professor of medicine and public health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. All are welcome to attend both lectures. For more information, e-mail Craig Brammer at email@example.com.
Archdeacon Named Fellow
Michael Archdeacon, MD, of the department of orthopaedic surgery, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He will be officially inducted during the academy's 73rd annual meeting on March 22 in Chicago.
Register Now for Lingrel Symposium
Registration is now open for the 2006 Lingrel Symposium, a two-day event that features presentations by distinguished scientists from across the country. The symposium, named in honor of Jerry Lingrel, MD, chair and professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology at UC, will be held May 10-11 in Kresge Auditorium. This year's topics will focus on membrane transport and signaling and gene regulation and development. Registration is free, but limited to 350 attendees. For more information or to register, visit www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/div/mcb/lingrel/.
Aubuchon to Present at OB-GYN Meeting
Mira Aubuchon, MD, of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, will conduct a poster presentation during the Society of Gynecologic Investigation meeting to be held March 22-25 in Toronto, Canada. The abstract, "Obesity has Minimal Effects on Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes," was coauthored by Betsy McCormick, MD, Jared Robins, MD, and Michael Thomas, MD, all of the obstetrics and gynecology department.
Med Students Receive Fellowships
Two medical students have recently earned fellowships. Third-year student Mark Mishra has received a National Institutes of Health clinical research training fellowship, while second-year student Stephen Chang was awarded a Howard Hughes fellowship for next year.
Pilot Research Training Program Offers Grants
UC department of environmental health's Education and Research Center (ERC) is accepting applications for research-project funding through the Pilot Research Training Program (PRP). The PRP is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiative that offers financial support to young investigators with promising ideas and teaches them the skills necessary for pursuing occupational safety and health careers in research and professional practice. A key focus of the center is its interdisciplinary collaboration between students in the colleges of engineering, nursing and medicine. This year, NIOSH will award about $84,000 for projects related to occupational and environmental health and safety issues conducted through July 2007. Applications must be submitted to Amber Twitty, ERC coordinator, by May 10 at 4 p.m. For more information, call (513) 558-5710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.