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Date: Monday, February 6, 2006

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Goodman-Kuhel Wins Award

Tamara Goodman-Kuhel, program director of UC's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, has received the 2005 Excellence in Laboratory Animal Science Award from the southern Ohio branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). The award recognized Goodman-Kuhel's contributions to AALAS at the local and national levels.


Heart Health Lecture on Tuesday

Endocrinologist Amanda Denney, MD, cardiologist Mohamed Effat, MD, and vascular surgeon Amy Reed, MD, will discuss metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of UC's Caring for Your Heart lecture series. The presentation, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be held at the Marriott North in West Chester. Participation is free, but registration is requested. For more information, call (513) 558-1810 or visit


Renowned Physician to Visit COM

UC's Christian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes John Patrick, MD, to the College of Medicine on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Dr. Patrick, a renowned physician, philosopher and speaker, will conduct a series of presentations on the theme "What Kind of Doctor Do You Want to Be?" The schedule is as follows:


  • 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Mont Reid Pavilion anesthesia conference room 326.
    Informal Q&A session with CMA students, faculty and community physicians.

  • Noon to 1 p.m., Medical Sciences Building room 5051.
    "Do Absolutes Exist in Medical Ethics?" Lunch will be served.

  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Medical Sciences Building room E351.
    "How Much Can I Tolerate and Still Maintain My Integrity as a Practitioner and Individual?" Refreshments will be served.

  • 7:30 p.m., Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave, Cincinnati.
    "The Heart of Healing: Today's Faith, Medicine and Health Care"

All are welcome to attend these presentations. For more information, contact Tommy Sweets at For more information on Dr. Patrick, visit


ENT Professors Present at Meeting

Three professors in the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department were selected to present at the Triological Society's middle and western section meeting, held last weekend in San Diego. Myles Pensak, MD, department chair, spoke on "Delayed Extrusion of Hydroxyapatite Following Transpectrosal Reconstruction." David Steward, MD, associated professor, presented on "Contemporary Recognition and Management of Ectopic Intrathyroid Parathyroid Adenoma." Thomas Tami, MD, professor, served on a panel addressing how endoscopic surgery is superior to external surgical approaches for the treatment of frontal sinus disease.


Seiden Named Journal Reviewer

Allen Seiden, MD, professor in the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department, has been named an editorial reviewer for The Journal of Urology. He will be responsible for evaluating adult urology articles.


Watts Speaks on Bone Health

Nelson Watts, MD, professor in the endocrinology and metabolism division and director of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center, presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's workshop on assessing bone health, held last weekend in San Diego. Dr. Watts spoke on "Clinical Implications Resulting from the Unification of Bone Densitometry Calibrations and Standards."


Web Address Correction

The interdisciplinary graduate program in cell and cancer biology's Web address is Dean's List inadvertently included "www" in front of the published address in last week's edition. We regret the error.

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