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Date: Monday, March 13, 2006

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Match Day on Thursday

College of Medicine seniors will find out where they have been matched for their residency during the annual Match Day celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Medical Sciences Building room E-351 and Kresge Auditorium. A Webcast will be available at For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at (513) 558-5577 or


Quarterly Series Focuses on Sleep Disorders

The UC Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center will host the inaugural Citywide Sleep Medicine Series, a quarterly educational conference designed to increase sleep disorders awareness in Cincinnati and promote healthy sleep habits. The first presentation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Jags Steak and Seafood restaurant in West Chester. The event is free, and continuing medical education credits are available. Registration is limited to 25 participants. For more information or to register call (513) 558-1810 or visit


Burr Receives AAMC Honor

Daniel Burr, PhD, assistant dean for student financial planning, has been selected to receive the 2006 Central Group on Student Affairs (CGSU) Outstanding Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The award recognizes CGSU members who have "an outstanding record of accomplishment, resourcefulness and dedication to the mission of the CGSU." Dr. Burr will be presented with the award during the 2006 CGSA spring business meeting in April.


Cancer Education Day March 25

UC will host the 2nd Annual Community Cancer Education Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Kingsgate Conference Center. The free event is for everyday people whose lives are touched by cancer. In addition to informational takeaways and topical presentations - such as talks on nutrition and environmental carcinogens - exhibits, video presentations and question-and-answer sessions will continue all day. For more information, visit or call (513) 584-9097. If you are a physician or researcher interested in participating in the event, call (513) 584-8216.


Eliassen to Present at Brain-Imaging Seminar

James Eliassen, PhD, of the department of psychiatry, will deliver the next Brain-Imaging Research Seminar talk at noon Wednesday, March 15, in Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) room D2.28. Dr. Eliassen will speak on "Brain Imaging the Neural Circuitry of Addiction." The free seminar, which includes lunch, is sponsored by UC's Center for Imaging Research and the Pediatric Brain-Imaging Research program at CCHMC. For more information, call Katie Elfers at (513) 558-2958 or Susan Moore at (513) 636-7565.


U.S. Public Health Official to Address Future of Disease

D. A. Henderson, MD, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health Preparedness, will deliver two presentations next 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 event will be held at Kingsgate Conference Center. The next day, Friday, March 24, 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


Dr. Arthur Evans Memorial

A memorial service for Arthur Evans, MD, former director of urology at UC, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Hyde Park Community Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Dr. Evans, who received his urology training at UC, worked to advance the clinical and educational programs in the urology division. During his tenure, he trained many urology residents and fellows who pursued successful careers in academic and private practice.


Symposium Focuses on Neurologic Disorders

The Neuroscience Institute will host a half-day symposium, "Clinical Neuroscience Symposium VII: The Leading Edge of Neurologic Therapies," from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Neuroscience Institute experts will discuss current uses of antiepileptic drugs and other treatments for seizures, Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, lower back pain, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Continuing medical education credits are available and a continental breakfast, box lunch and parking will be provided. For more information or to register, contact Chris Gates at or (513) 558-5440.


Investigators' Work Highlighted in Journal

Five investigators at the Cincinnati Digestive Disease Research Development Center - Bruce Aronow, PhD, Mitchell Cohen, MD, Simon Hogan, PhD, Anil Mishra, PhD, and Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD - were featured on the February front cover of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The story documents their work in advancing genetic profiling of eosinophilic esophagitis.

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