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Date: Monday, January 23, 2006

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D'Alessio Named Associate Chair for Research

David D'Alessio, MD, professor of medicine and Albert Vontz Chair in Diabetes Research, has been named associate chair for research in the internal medicine department. In this newly redefined position, Dr. D'Alessio will be responsible for strategic planning, facility development and bridge funding. He will also chair the research committee and spearhead interdepartmental program development.


Southern California Professor to Speak at Environmental Genetics Event

The Center for Environmental Genetics welcomes Ebrahim Zandi, PhD, who will speak on "Iron and ROS-Mediated Down-Regulation of TNF-Induced IKK and NF-KB Activation," from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 13, in Kehoe Auditorium. Dr. Zandi is assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, contact Amy Erb at (513) 558-3625 or


Cox Wins Scholarship

Heather Cox, Academic Health Center executive director of finance and administration, was one of four recipients of the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarships, presented at the 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony on Jan. 13. Cox's $1,000 award will be used to support college coursework, community education and several conferences that focus on advancing intercultural understanding, peaceful conflict resolution and improving interpersonal relations. The other scholarship winners included Sykena Jarrett, LabOne pathology technician, Della Mundy, Christ Hospital cafeteria team leader, and Linda Woods, University Hospital clinical nutrition coordinator.


Tsevat Named to Medical Advisory Board

Joel Tsevat, MD, professor of medicine and director of outcomes research in the internal medicine department, has been named to the Quidel Corporation Infectious Disease Medical Advisory Board. In this role, Dr. Tsevat will help direct the company's efforts in point-of-care test development, clinical validation, evidence-based economics and community heath-care education. Quidel Corporation provides rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests in infectious diseases and reproductive health.


Task Force Wins Award

The Addyston Environmental Task Force, consisting of several UC employees, has won the 2005 Best Risk Communication award from the Alliance for Chemical Safety. Joyce Martin, assistant professor and director of the Superfund Outreach Core and the Environmental Policy Center, Jim Flessa, research associate, Elizabeth Kopras, senior research assistant, and Heather Zoller, assistant professor of communication, serve on the communication subcommittee. The task force was recognized for its community-oriented achievements during an awards ceremony held Jan. 18 at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The Alliance for Chemical Safety is a group of Greater Cincinnati industries, government agencies, emergency responders, nonprofit organizations and citizens who work together to promote better public understanding and involvement in chemical risk management. 

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