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Date: Monday, January 30, 2006

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New UC Partnership

The interdisciplinary graduate program in cell and molecular biology has recently partnered with the UC Cancer Center to form the interdisciplinary graduate program in cell and cancer biology. The new partnership will enhance the graduate program's research focus in cancer biology, expand curricula in fundamental aspects of cell and cancer biology and add more than 20 new Cancer Center faculty mentors, who will help provide a wide array of research opportunities for students and other scientists. For more information on this collaboration, visit or e-mail


Ryan Elected Medical Staff President at Jewish

Richard Ryan, MD, vice chair and associate professor of emergency medicine, has been named medical staff president at Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ryan, who also serves on the hospital's board of trustees, will begin his two-year term on March 1.


Residency Matching Program Expert Visits UC

Alvin Roth, PhD, George Gund Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will discuss "Matching Theory, Applied Mathematics and Kidney Exchanges," during transplant grand rounds at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 31. Dr. Roth is an expert in game theory, graph theory and applied mathematics. He is well known for developing the matching algorithm for the national residency matching program, which helps place more than 20,000 doctors annually in residency programs.


Elder Named to IQLM Board

Nancy Elder, MD, associate professor of family medicine, has been named to the board of directors at the Institute for Quality in Laboratory Medicine (IQLM), an organization that works to improve the use of laboratory tests and services. Dr. Elder was selected because of her national reputation in health-care and patient-safety research, her fundraising and business skills, and her leadership in laboratory medicine.


Save the Date for UC's Cancer Education Day

The UC Cancer Center's 2006 Community Cancer Education Day will be Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kingsgate Conference Center. This year's event will have the theme "Knowledge for Life" and will focus on all the possible causes, risk factors, screening recommendations, treatment options and outcomes for all types of cancer. In addition to informational take-aways and topical presentations, attendees will get a chance to question more than 40 local cancer experts one-on-one. For more information, call (513) 584-9097 or visit

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