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Date: Monday, December 12, 2005

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Infertility Docs Reunite with Patients

The reproductive endocrinology division held its 15th Annual Baby Reunion at the Covington Embassy Suites on Dec. 5. More than 300 parents, babies and grandparents attended. Since UC's Center for Reproductive Health started in 1988, more than 5,000 babies have been delivered. The center, which specializes in the treatment of infertility, pelvic pain, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovarian disease and other reproductive disorders, is the only comprehensive patient-care and research unit in the Cincinnati area focused on women's health.


Researcher to Discuss Systems Pathology

Carlos Cordon-Cardo, MD, PhD, director of the molecular pathology division at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will speak Monday, Dec. 19, at a seminar on "Systems Pathology: Guiding Medical Practice and Clinical Trials." The free event, sponsored by the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, begins at 1 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. For more information, call (513) 558-1284.


COM Seeks Medical Student Mentors

The COM is looking for faculty interested in mentoring medical students. Opportunities range from precepting a student in your research laboratory over the summer to hosting incoming students for dinner during orientation week. Opportunities are available for teaching, advising and committee work related to recruiting and retaining top-quality students. For more information, call (513) 558-0203. 


Neurosurgery Resident Takes First Place

First-year neurosurgery resident Andrew Losiniecki, MD, won first place for his lecture, "Costs of the Unhelmeted Motorcyclist: Neurological Injuries and Socioeconomic Losses," at the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society meeting. Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, and Raj Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery, worked with Dr. Losiniecki on the project.


Cohen Joins Mayfield

Neurosurgeon Paul Cohen, MD, has joined the Mayfield Clinic and Spine Institute. Dr. Cohen, who treats a wide range of neurological conditions and diseases, has particular interest in the surgical treatment of spinal diseases and disorders. He previously was in private practice with Hampton Roads Neurosurgery and Spine Center in Newport News, Va. He is affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Mayfield Society. Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, fulfilled his neurosurgery residency at UC and the Mayfield Clinic and completed a fellowship in the treatment of spinal diseases and disorders at Advanced Neurospine Specialists in Norfolk, Va. 


Narayan Presents in Peru

Raj Narayan, MD, chair of the department of neurosurgery, was the featured presenter at the recently concluded Peruvian Congress of Neurosurgery in Lima. Dr. Narayan spoke on the management of and clinical research in traumatic brain injury.

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