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Date: Monday, October 10, 2005

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Henney Elected to Board of Directors

Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC). Dr. Henney will serve a three-year term. The AHC is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health by advancing the leadership of academic health centers in health professions education, biomedical and health-services research and health-care delivery.


Hutton Lectureship Focuses on Health-Care Crisis

Mark your calendar for the 2005 Hutton Lectureship in Ethics to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. This year's lecture, "Fixing a Broken Health-Care System," features Marcia Angell, MD, senior lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Angell is a nationally recognized authority on health policy, medical ethics and medical evidence and an outspoken critic of the U.S. health-care system. Former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Angell was named one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997 by Time magazine. This free event is open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP by Oct. 28 with the number attending to Jennifer Stalter at (513) 558-0910.


Flu Shots Available

University Health Services is offering early flu shots to UC faculty, staff and students who have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk for flu complications (heart disease, asthma, diabetes and other chronic ailments), who are pregnant or who have direct contact with patients. The shots cost $15 and are available in the University Health Services clinics on the first floor of Holmes Hospital and on the second floor of Scioto Residence Hall. To schedule a flu shot, call the Holmes Hospital clinic at (513) 584-4457 or Scioto Residence Hall at (513) 556-2564. Flu shots will be available to all UC faculty, staff and students without restrictions at both locations beginning Oct. 24. They also will be available at the Nov. 21 Benefits Fair in Tangeman University Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


AIT&L Hosts Electronic Classroom Open House

Academic Information Technology and Libraries' (AIT&L) Electronic Classroom has recently moved from Medical Sciences Building (MSB) room G001M to its permanent home in MSB E602, near the East Campus mailroom and computer lab. To celebrate its new location, AIT&L is hosting an open house on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. in MSB E602. Light refreshments will be served and drawings for door prizes will be held at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. The Electronic Classroom serves as the instructional facility for AIT&L's training classes for UC faculty, staff and students. The classroom houses 21 computers and an instructor's workstation with full campus network/Internet access, scanners, an LCD projector and a laser printer. AIT&L staff will be available to give demonstrations and to answer questions about any electronic resources and software applications during the open house. For more information, contact Leslie Schick at (513) 558-4321 or Shelley Paden at (513) 558-3488.


Radiology Offering Educational Symposium Oct. 22

The Department of Radiology is hosting its Third Annual Update in Clinical Radiology on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center. Directed by Darrel Zuckerman, MD, professor of radiology, the symposium will explore new applications for existing imaging technologies and will provide an update on the current radiologic approaches to a variety of diseases and pathology seen in everyday clinical practice. Participants also will learn about state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technologies. The symposium has been approved for 6.75 category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award. Registration is $95 and includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and parking. For more information or to register, call (513) 558-1810 or visit


Drs. Thomas and Williams to Present at Meeting

Michael Thomas, MD, and Dan Williams, MD, both of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will present at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) 61st Annual Meeting, held Oct. 15-19 in Montreal. Dr. Thomas, who also is the incoming chair for the ASRM's special interest contraceptives group, will speak about newer contraceptive agents. Dr. Williams will lead an infertility symposium.


UC Hosts Breast Cancer Symposium

All health-care professionals interested in the care of women with breast cancer are invited to the Ninth Annual Cincinnati Comprehensive Breast Cancer Conference, "Advanced Care Strategies in Breast Cancer: Exploring Options, Extending Lives," to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Cincinnati at RiverCenter in Covington, Ky. Directed by Elyse Lower, MD, professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, the conference will provide health professionals with the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The conference has been approved for 5.5 category 1 continuing medical education credits toward the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award. An application has been submitted for 6.6 contact hours for nurses and is currently pending. The cost is $40 for health-care providers, $20 for residents and fellows and $20 for Oncology Nursing Society members. For more information or to register, call Lynn Fischer at (513) 558-2827 or visit


Residents Claim Top Two Spots in Competition

Charles Marshall, MD, and Nadia Malik, MD, residents in the Department of Internal Medicine, placed first and second, respectively, in the oral clinical vignettes competition at the recently concluded regional meeting of the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine, held in Chicago. Twenty vignettes were chosen for oral presentations, including six from UC. The 12-state meeting also highlighted 57 clinical vignette posters, including 14 from UC. 'The quality of this meeting was superb," comments Greg Rouan, MD, of the Department of Internal Medicine. 'Educators and clinical researchers from all the academic centers in the Midwest who attended the meeting commented about the support and mentorship that must exist at UC for such a showing."


Buncher Contributes to Pharmaceutical Industry Book

Ralph Buncher, PhD, professor of environmental health in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently authored five chapters in the third edition of Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The chapters provide information on clinical trials-including utilization of placebos, patient selection and trial design-and the evolution of pharmaceutical products and statistical issues related to HIV/AIDS. Dr. Buncher was also co-editor of the book, which serves as a guide for professionals managing the challenges of the pharmaceutical industry.  


New Faces, Appointments in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mira Aubuchon, MD, Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD, Theresa Powell, MD, and Radha Reddy, MD, have recently joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, Roosevelt Walker, MD, has returned to UC as a volunteer assistant professor, and Elbert Nelson, MD, a UC faculty member for the last 30 years, has assumed clinician duties.

  • Dr. Aubuchon, a reproductive specialist, joins UC from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and fertility. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine.
  •  Drs. Jansson and Powell, a husband-and-wife team, previously worked in the Department of Physiology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Both Millennium Scholars, Drs. Jansson and Powell are experts in placental transport mechanisms and will spearhead a new initiative in fetal programming. Dr. Jansson received his doctorate degrees from Gothenburg and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For the past nine years, he has served as associate professor and subsequently professor in the physiology department at Gothenburg. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. She was an assistant and associate professor for 11 years at Gothenburg and a postdoctoral fellow in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Dr. Reddy joins UC from Erie Family Health Center and Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she was a clinical obstetrics and gynecology faculty member. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University. 
  •  Dr. Walker returns to UC after most recently serving as the medical director of obstetrics at Mercy Hospital-Mt. Airy. He previously had a private practice and held various positions at Bethesda North, Bethesda Oak and Jewish Hospitals and UC. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville.
  • Dr. Nelson was a medical officer in the Army prior to joining UC. He received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College.
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