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Date: Monday, January 9, 2006

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Dean Stern to Host Clarinet Performance Today

All Academic Health Center students and employees are invited to attend todays Concert in the Lobby, featuring David Stern, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, who will perform on his clarinet with the Baur Quartet, a group of College-Conservatory of Music graduate students. The event begins at noon in the University Hospital (UH) lobby. The Concert in the Lobby series was organized by Dr. Stern, James Kingsbury, UH executive director, and Douglas Lowry, CCM dean, as a way to incorporate music in the health-care environment.


Breast Cancer Symposium Saturday

The hematology-oncology division is holding a review session of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Kingsgate Conference Center. The program will discuss current information on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer as presented at the annual meeting. Continuing education units are available. For more information, call (513) 558-0120, e-mail or visit


Brain Imaging Research Seminars

The Center for Imaging Research, in conjunction with the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will host a seminar series on brain imaging research now through the end of June. The programs, conducted by faculty at both UC and Cincinnati Children's, begin at noon. All are welcome to attend and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Elfers (513) 558-2958 or Susan Moore at (513) 636-7565.


Topics, presenters and locations:


Jan. 18     "fMRI of language development in children"

                Scott Holland, PhD

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.28


Feb. 1       "Neurophysiology of bipolar disorder"

                Steve Strakowski, MD

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.2326


Feb. 15     "Working memory difference in brain activity in bipolar disorder"

                Caleb Adler, MD

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.28


March 1    "Computational models of brain connectivity in language networks from fMRI"

                Prasanna Karunanayaka

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.28


March 15   "Brain imaging the neural circuitry of addiction"

                James Eliassen, PhD

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.28


March 29   "Brain activation patterns in concordantly affected ADHD parent-child dyads"

                Jeff Epstein, PhD

                Cincinnati Children's, room D2.46


April 12     "Functional brain abnormalities in adolescents with bipolar disorder"

                Melissa DelBello, MD                                     

                Medical Sciences Building, room 6254


April 26     "fMRI study of language functional abnormalities in pediatric epilepsy patients"

                Weihong Yuan, PhD

                Medical Sciences Building, room 6254


May 24     "Independent component analysis of fMRI language data"

                Vince Schmithorst, PhD

Medical Sciences Building, room 6254


June 7      "MRS of mitochondrial-based neurological disorders"

                Jing Huei Lee, PhD

Medical Sciences Building, room 6254


June 21     "Making memories: fMRI studies of explicit memory"

                Peter Chiu, PhD

Medical Sciences Building, room 6254


MLK March and Ceremony This Friday

The Academic Health Center's 34th Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Memorial March and Ceremony will be held this Friday, Jan. 13. The memorial march and wreath laying will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the MLK memorial on the corner of Reading Road and MLK Boulevard. The ceremony will begin at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Cosponsored by the Health Alliance, LabOne and the Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater Cincinnati and Vicinity, the event features Spencer Crew, PhD, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, who will deliver the ceremonys keynote address, and Annie Ruth, author and artist, who will serve as emcee. Entertainment will be provided by the Martin Luther King Choir, made up of UC, LabOne and Health Alliance employees. Winners of the 2006 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships will also be announced. For more information, call (513) 558-6052.


Support UC Med Mentors This Saturday

UC Med Mentors, a group of 130 medical students who mentor Cincinnati Public School children, are holding a magic show fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Kresge Auditorium. Randall Wolf, MD, professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, and his children will be the night's featured talent. Admission is by donation at the door. All UC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Event proceeds will help fund UC Med Mentors. For more information, e-mail Wan Lim, PhD, at

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