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Date: Monday, April 5, 2010

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Tschop to Receive Andre Mayer Award
Matthias Tschop, MD, professor in the endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism division, will receive the Andre Mayer Award from the International Association for the Study of Obesity at the 2010 International Congress on Obesity meeting July 11-15 in Stockholm. The award is given every four years to one scientist worldwide for "outstanding research in the field of obesity." Tschop leads a laboratory at UC’s Metabolic Diseases Institute and investigates novel pathways participating in cross-talk between the central nervous system and peripheral organs in the control of nutrient metabolism.


UC Health to Hold Women's Health Event
UC Health will host a Women's Wellness Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at UC Health's West Chester campus (7700 University Court.) Attendees will be invited to tour the newly remodeled women’s imaging center, meet UC Health physicians and participate in free health and wellness seminars. Topics to be addressed include: Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecology, Options for Breast & Body Enhancement, Managing Menopause Symptoms, Breast Cancer Risks, Breast Screening Guidelines and Infertility—Causes & Treatments. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (513) 475-8030.


Kidd Discusses Mandatory Vaccine
Francine Kidd, infection control practitioner at UC Health University Hospital, presented "From 51 to 99.8% - Mandatory Seasonal Influenza Vaccination" at the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections, March 20 in Atlanta. Kidd discussed University Hospital's vaccination policy during the 2009-2010 flu season and its unique role as a unionized hospital that successfully mandated the vaccine. Along with Robert Wones, MD, professor of medicine, and Adam Momper, University Hospital administrative resident, Kidd described the process of mandating the seasonal flu vaccine in a large, urban teaching hospital in the hopes of assisting other hospitals considering similar safety initiatives.


Harnett Inducted Into Alumni Fellows Class
Brett Harnett, assistant professor of research in the surgery department, was inducted into the second class of alumni fellows at his undergraduate alma mater, Eastern Connecticut State University. Harnett earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1984 at Eastern and completed his master's of science degree in information systems at UC.


Mase to Speak at Public Health Conference
William Mase, DrPH, director and research assistant professor in the public health sciences department, has been invited to speak at the 2010 Public Health Systems and Services Research Keeneland Conference, April 20-22 in Lexington, Ky. Mase will serve on an expert panel addressing Public Health Workforce.  His research is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and titled "Public Health Workforce QI: From Measurement to Application."



Med Student Wins Research Grant
First-year medical student Joanna Jeong has been awarded a research medical student grant from the Radiological Society of North America’s Research and Education Foundation. Jeong’s application was noted as "among the top-ranked in the approval process." For more information, visit or e-mail Jeong at


Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Talk April 6
Andy Deng, a doctoral student in the lab of Tom Thompson, PhD, will speak at the next department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be "Structure and Function of Apolipoprotein." The event is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

  Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds April 9
The next hematology oncology grand rounds will be held at 8 a.m. Friday, April 9, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Scott Tagawa, MD, assistant professor of medicine and urology at Weill Cornell Medical College, will be the keynote presenter. He will discuss, "Advances in Systemic Therapy for Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer." For more information, contact Nancy Crossen at (513) 558-0120 or

Cancer Seminar Series April 9
David Sinclair, PhD, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechansism on Aging and professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, will address "Genes and Small Molecules that Regulate Aging" at noon Friday, April 9, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. For more information contact Peggy Bareswilt 558-1284.


Proudly Pennies Event April 19
The College of Medicine will host its Proudly Pennies event at noon Monday, April 19, in the dining area of the CARE/Crawley Building. All are encouraged to attend as the UC Foundation launches this year’s faculty/staff campaign and celebrates the "transformative power of private support." Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, April 15, to Maria Gruber at or (513) 558-0905.


Procter and Gamble Scientific Lectureship April 22
The dermatology department will host the Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship Series at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22. Sarah Millar, PhD, professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will discuss, "WNT Signals in the Specification, Regeneration, and Neogenesis of Ectodermal Appendages." Millar also holds a secondary appointment in the cell and developmental biology department at Penn, and serves as the director of dermatology research and chair of the developmental, stem cell & regenerative biology program for the cell and molecular biology graduate group. The talk will be held in Heaton Conference Center, Hoxworth Building Room G-344.


Heaton Endowed Lectureship April 29
Kevin Cooper, MD, of Case Western Reserve University, will serve as the keynote speaker during the Charles L. Heaton Endowed Lectureship to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29.  Cooper is professor and chair of dermatology and director of the Murdough Family Center for Psoriasis. He will discuss "Psoriasis: Emerging Concepts for Treatment" in the Heaton Conference Center, Hoxworth Building Room G-344. The event is hosted by the department of dermatology. For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at (513) 558-0945.


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