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Date: Monday, April 19, 2010



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Albert Sabin, MD
Albert Sabin, MD

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Sabin Sundays

UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sabin Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the CARE/Crawley Building atrium. Albert Sabin, MD, developed the world’s first oral, live-virus polio vaccine while on faculty at the UC College of Medicine and a member of the research staff at Cincinnati Children’s.The anniversary celebration will feature both local and national speakers who will reflect on Sabin’s pioneering research, its local and global impact, and current vaccine research. RSVP by Tuesday, April 20, by calling (513) 558-4553 or e-mailing uchealthnews@uc.edu.


Tarek Helmy, MD, in the cath lab
Tarek Helmy, MD, in the cath lab

Research Week at University Hospital April 26-30

UC Health University Hospital will sponsor its first-ever Research Week, April 26-30, to highlight the scope of clinical research being done at the hospital. The week kicks off at noon Monday with a welcome from Academic Health Center and hospital leaders in the University Hospital lobby. Refreshments will be served. Displays featuring current and ongoing studies as well as opportunities for involvement will be featured daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the corridor outside the hospital cafeteria. In addition, from 1 to 2 p.m. each day in cafeteria meeting rooms A-D, there will be panel discussions focusing on cardiovascular research, the neurosciences, diabetes and obesity, surgery and services of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.  All are welcome to attend. For more information, go to cctst.uc.edu or e-mail joseph.schuster@uc.edu.  


E.Coli
E.Coli

'Food, Inc.' Documentary to Air Locally

"Food, Inc.," a 2009 documentary on the U.S. food industry featuring a UC environmental health student, will air locally on public broadcasting stations Wednesday, April 21. Barb Kowalcyk, the UC epidemiology and biostatistics doctoral student featured in the film, lost her son in 2001 to an E. coli O157:H7 infection when he was 2˝ years old. Since then, she has been on a mission to educate others about the genesis and dangers of foodborne illnesses. The show airs on the "P.O.V.” series. Check local listings for air times at pbs.org.


Hoxworth platelet donor
Hoxworth platelet donor

Donate Platelets Wednesday at Hoxworth

Al Whitney, an Elyria, Ohio, resident, is on a mission to donate platelets in all 50 states to help in raising awareness of the need for platelets. He will be traveling to Cincinnati to donate at the Hoxworth Blood Center’s downtown facility on Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. Hoxworth Blood Center is encouraging donors to give along with Whitney at any of its eight neighborhood locations. Donors can call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment at their nearest center. Appointments can be scheduled online at hoxworth.org. To find out more about Whitney’s journey, visit plateletsacrossamerica.com/aboutme.htm.


Robert
Robert "Robin” Luke, MD

Luke Named Board of Regents Chair

Robert "Robin" Luke, MD,  professor of medicine, has been named chair of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents, effective April 24. ACP is the nation’s second-largest physician organization, and the Board of Regents is its main policymaking body. Luke has served on ACP’s Board of Regents since 2004 and was named a laureate of the ACP Ohio Chapter in 2004. Laureate awards honor local fellows or masters of ACP who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research, or have provided service to their community, chapter and ACP. He has been a fellow of ACP since 1970 and a master since 2003. Luke was also a member (1986-89) and chair (1989-92) of the Nephrology Subsection Committee for ACP’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. For more information, visit acponline.org.


Brain Imaging
Brain Imaging

Nelson Gives Expert Opinion on Neurolaw 

E. Don Nelson, PharmD, professor emeritus of clinical pharmacology and cell biophysics, was one of four experts selected to participate in a panel discussion on law on neurosciences at the University of Chicago. The panel,"Neurolaw: How Brain Research Affects Criminal Responsibility," was organized by the Chicago Justice Initiative and funded by the university's student government. It called for constant dialogue between scientists, public policy makers, politicians and the public. The panelists agreed that scientists’ understanding of the brain is still developing, and warned against the "brutal ends” that can arise from the misuse and misinterpretation of scientific findings, especially as a basis for judging criminals.


Samuel Wilson, MD
Samuel Wilson, MD

NIEHS Official to Present Seminar

Samuel Wilson, MD, will deliver a seminar co-sponsored by the departments of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology and environmental health at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. Wilson is chief of the DNA Repair and Nucleic Acid Enzymology Section Laboratory of Structural Biology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. His topic will be "Perspective on the Structural Biology of Base Excision DNA Repair." The event is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Center for Environmental Genetics. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.


Barbara Israel, DrPH
Barbara Israel, DrPH

CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series April 20

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Community Engagement Speaker Series continues at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the College of Nursing’s Procter Hall Room 103. Barbara Israel, DrPH, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Sonya Grant, of the Community Action Against Asthma, will jointly present, "Community-Based Participatory Research: A Partnership Approach to Health Research and Interventions." The free event is open to the public. For more information, go to cctst.uc.edu/, e-mail ctsa@cchmc.org or call Demi Bruck at (513) 803-0917.


W. Lee Kraus, PhD
W. Lee Kraus, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Thursday

The next Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series will be held at noon Thursday, April 22, in Rieveschl Auditorium. W. Lee Kraus, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the Weill Medical College at Cornell University, will discuss, "Genomic Analyses of Estrogen-Regulated Transcription Reveal New Facets of the Estrogen Signaling Pathway." All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.


Cancer Cells
Cancer Cells

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Friday

Vesna Najfeld, PhD, research professor of pathology and medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will be the guest lecturer at the next hematology oncology grands rounds, Friday, April 23, at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic is "Clonal Diversity in JAK2 V617F Myeloproliferative Neoplasms." Najfeld is also the director of the oncology-molecular detection laboratory at the college. For more information, contact Nancy Crossen at (513) 558-0120.


Mariano Barbacid, PhD
Mariano Barbacid, PhD

Cancer Series Talk Friday

Mariano Barbacid, PhD, director of the Spanish National Cancer Institute, will present, "Inflammation and Senescence: Opposing Forces in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma" at noon Friday, April 23, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.


Jamey Weichert, PhD
Jamey Weichert, PhD

Radiology Talk on Molecular Diapetics Friday

Jamey Weichert, PhD, a visiting professor from the University of Wisconin, will deliver, "Molecular Diapetics—New Targeting Approaches to Cancer Detection and Treatment" at noon Friday, April 23, in UC Health University Hospital’s Radiology Classroom G-422. Weichert is an associate professor of radiology. All are welcome to attend.


College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar April 27

Doctoral students Emily Schulz and Thomas Doerdelmann will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Schulz will speak on "Cardiac a-Tropomyosin Phosphorylation: Cause or Consequence?" Doerdelmann’s topic will be "Structure, Function and Dynamics of the Pitx2 Homeodomain." The seminar is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (MI-CEID). For further information, contact Peter Stambrook at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

 

 
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