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Date: Monday, February 20, 2006

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Donors Needed for College of Medicine Blood Drive

Donors are needed for Hoxworth Blood Center's 2006 College of Medicine Blood Drive, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. All donors must show a valid identification card, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and eat a good meal within four hours of donating. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (513) 558-1562 or visit


Cancer Seminar Friday

William Kaelin Jr., MD, will discuss "Molecular Pathogenesis of the von Hippel-Lindau Hereditary Cancer Syndrome: Implications for Oxygen Sensing and Cancer" on Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event, part of the UC Cancer Center Distinguished Scientists Seminar Series, will be held in Rieveschl Auditorium. Dr. Kaelin is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call (513) 558-1284.


Docs to Lead ASH Meeting Review

Rami Komrokji, MD, and Carl Siegrist, MD, will lead a review of hematological malignancies as presented at the 2005 American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Kingsgate Conference Center. All health-care professionals working with hematological disorders are encouraged to attend this free event. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information or to register, call (513) 558-0120.


Zinser Awarded Scholars Grant

Glendon Zinser, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the surgery department, has been awarded a scholars grant from UC's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program. Directed by Ken Clark, PhD, and Leslie Myatt, PhD, both of the obstetrics and gynecology department, the BIRCWH program promotes the career development of independent junior researchers working on women's heath issues by pairing scholars with senior investigators in a mentored, interdisciplinary scientific environment. Dr. Zinser, working under the mentorship of associate surgery professor Susan Waltz, PhD, will focus on the cross talk of nuclear hormone receptors and cell surface receptor tyrosine kinases in breast cancer. The BIRCWH program was made possible by a five-year, $2.5 million grant awarded to the obstetrics and gynecology department last year by the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health.


Brain-Imaging Research Seminar

The next Brain-Imaging Research Seminar will be held at noon Wednesday, March 1, in Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) room D2.28. Prasanna Karunanayaka, PhD, will discuss "Computational Models of Brain Connectivity in Language Networks from fMRI." The free seminar 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.


Professor to Discuss Soft Tissue Repair Using Stem Cells

David Butler, PhD, professor and graduate director in the biomedical engineering department, will discuss "Functional Tissue Engineering for Soft Tissue Repair Using Bone-Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells" at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Hoxworth Blood Center classroom 4052. The event, part of the Scientific Research Advisory Group Seminar Series, is hosted by Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD, and Hoxworth Blood Center. For more information, contact Bernadette Bennison at (513) 558-1203 or

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