Central Clinic Receives Grant
Central Clinic, the principal local training site for outpatient psychiatry, has received a $56,300 grant from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati to train clinical staff on the recovery model, a new mental health education standard. Considered a best practice, the recovery model is based on the assumption that people can recover from severe forms of mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease and major depression, to the point of reentering the work force and regaining significant roles in society. The goal is to allow patients to take more responsibility for their own improvement, which has been shown to create a sense of hope rather than a feeling of despair. The previous model focused on professionals taking full responsibility for these illnesses by treating and caring for sufferers lifelong. UC's Department of Psychiatry will begin using the recovery model to train residents this fall.
UC Professor to Organize Meeting
Sohaib Khan, PhD, professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, was selected to co-organize a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on nuclear receptors and diseases, slated for November 2006. He will develop the program with Ron Evans, PhD, professor and head of the Gene Expression Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Keith Yamamoto, PhD, executive vice dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a research and educational institution that communicates new discoveries, concepts and methodologies to an international scientific audience.
Dr. Cancelas Awarded Stem Cell Funding
Jose Cancelas, MD, PhD, director of research at the Hoxworth Blood Center, has received a one-year, $50,000 grant from the National Blood Foundation to support his research into finding new ways of obtaining adult stem cells for bone marrow transplantation. Dr. Cancelas and a team from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center reported in the Aug. 6 edition of Nature Medicineon a new compound that accelerates stem cell mobilization in mice and could lead to improved human stem cell harvesting.
Clinical Research Training Program Expands
The Department of Environmental Health's Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics now offers a master of science degree in the clinical research training program. Directed by Erin Haynes, DrPH, the 45-credit-hour program is designed to teach patient-oriented researchers-including physicians and nurses-clinical, molecular and genetic epidemiological methods as well as applied biostatistics. For information on open enrollment, contact Stephanie Starkey at 558-5704 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.eh.uc.edu/clinicalresearch/.
Queen City 101
Between 1850 and 1900, Cincinnati was considered the machine tool capital of the world, directly linking the city to the invention of the light bulb, telephone and electric automobile. How? All these inventions could not be produced without machine tools.