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Date: Monday, October 24, 2005

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Hutton Lectureship Reservations Due Friday

Only five days remain to make your reservations for the 2005 Hutton Lectureship on Ethics. The event, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, features Marcia Angell, MD, senior lecturer on social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who will speak on "Fixing a Broken Health-Care System." The Hutton Lectureship on Ethics, offered once a year, is an endowed lectureship named in honor of John Hutton, former dean of UC College of Medicine. The talk begins at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Register online at, or contact Jennifer Stalter at (513) 558-0910 or by Friday, Oct. 28.


Nasrallah Named Psychiatric Times Teacher of the Year
Henry Nasrallah, MD, associate dean and professor of psychiatry and neurology, has won the Psychiatric Times Teacher of the Year Award for his dedication to mental health education. He will be recognized at the 18th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress to be held Nov. 7-10 in Las Vegas. Dr. Nasrallah, who will join more than 75 clinicians on the Psychiatric Congress 2005 faculty, has published more than 300 articles and 10 books. He also serves as editor-in-chief for Schizophrenia Research and the Journal of Psychotic Disorders.


NFL Hall of Famer to Speak at Just Community Event

Anthony Muñoz, NFL Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Bengal, will speak on "Making Decisions and Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle" on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The event, part of UC's Just Community initiative, will include a free lunch. All UC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (513) 556-6049.


Faculty, Students to Compete at "Battle of the Bands"

The College of Medicine will hold a faculty and student "Battle of the Bands" contest to benefit the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Topcats. All Academic Health Center employees and students are invited to attend and vote for the top performer. The winners will play at the second annual IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Benefit Concert to be held Dec 2. For more information, contact Laura Wexler at (513) 558-5575 or via e-mail at


Cancer Center Named Holiday Market Beneficiary

UC Cancer Center has been named the beneficiary of the fourth annual Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market Show to be held Nov. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. A portion of all admission fees, $8 for adults and $3 for children aged 13 or younger, will be donated to the center. The Holiday Market Show includes more than 100 boutiques and artisans from around the United States selling one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion, décor and delicacies. For a full list of exhibitors, visit


Graduate Student Research Forum Nov. 7

A Graduate Student Research Forum on Monday, Nov. 7, will showcase the research of COM students. The day-long event includes a graduate student poster exhibit from 9 a.m. to noon on the third floor of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB). Nearly 78 students will compete for prizes. At 2 p.m., Robert Lefkowitz, MD, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will give a brief history of seven transmembrane receptors in MSB, room 7051. His address will be followed by an awards ceremony and reception at 3:30 p.m. in the MSB cafeteria. For more information, call (513) 558-7431.


CME Workshop Slated for Nov. 22 and 29

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Office will provide an update on applying for CME credits for learning activities during a workshop to be held Nov. 22 and 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Kingsgate Conference Center. The event, "Understanding the CME Process-Things Have Changed!" is open to all UC Academic Health Center employees. Free parking and lunch will be available. To register, e-mail by Nov. 1.


Job and Networking Opportunity, an initiative of the Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, is hosting a physician candidate and employer career opportunity networking event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Kingsgate Conference Center. All Academic Health Center faculty, staff and students and their guests are invited. Complimentary food, beverages and parking will be provided. For more information or to register, call (513) 531-0267 or visit


Center for Surgical Weight Loss Expands Services

UC's Center for Surgical Weight Loss, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons who specialize in the treatment of morbid obesity, has expanded its services to see patients at The Christ Hospital. Bariatric surgery team members Calvin Selwyn, MD, J. Wesley Alexander, MD, and David Fischer, MD, offer both minimally invasive and traditional open surgery for obesity and treat almost 500 patients annually. They also see patients at University Hospital and University Pointe.

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