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Date: Monday, July 18, 2005

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COM Welcomes Dr. Stern as Dean

The College of Medicine today welcomes David Stern, MD, as dean. Dr. Stern is a proven leader in academic medicine, having recently served as dean of the Medical College of Georgia. He has a strong track record in research and building superb interdisciplinary programs. He is an exceptional physician-scientist whose research contributions are quite numerous. Dr. Stern will continue to build on the foundation set forth by Ronald Sacher, MD, who has served as interim dean for the last 11 months. We are indebted to Dr. Sacher for his leadership, perseverance and hard work during the last year. We will continue to benefit from Dr. Sacher's presence on campus as he returns to serve as director of the Hoxworth Blood Center and professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Please extend a warm UC welcome to Dr. Stern when you see him!


UC Joins Oak Ridge Consortium

UC was welcomed as a member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) consortium this spring at the 60th annual meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions in Washington, D.C. In addition to UC, ORAU also accepted Western Carolina University, bringing its membership to 91 sponsoring institutions and 11 associate members in 27 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and London. Consortium members take part in ORAU-sponsored or -administered scientific research programs. Faculty and students at member institutions also benefit from opportunities for travel grants, internships and laboratory research at federal facilities.


UC, Humana to Offer Physician Leadership Program

A new seminar series offered through the UC College of Allied Health Sciences and sponsored by Humana will help Greater Cincinnati physicians learn the newest techniques for effective practice management and better understand the implications of emerging trends in the business of health care. The free, 20-week series will focus on topics such as the economics of health care and health policy, consumer-centric practice management, cost and quality transparency, and health-sector finance. The program will be offered annually through 2010, with a different group of 20-25 physicians participating each year. Program participants will receive 60 Category 1 continuing medical education credits, enough to satisfy CME requirements for two years. For more information about the program, contact Joan Murdock, PhD, at or call 513-484-8990.


UC Cancer Center Hosts Breast Cancer Luncheon to Fund Research & Technology

More than 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year. Seventeen percent of all new cancer cases in Ohio will be breast cancer. The UC Cancer Center/The Barrett Center is at the forefront of national research to determine the importance of ultrasound technology in early detection of breast cancer. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Center will host "My Mother, My Daughter, Myself", a luncheon to generate critical funding for research and technology to make early detection, treatment and an eventual cure for cancer possible. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Cincinnati. Tables and individual seats are available by contacting Linda Karr at 513-558-8624.


Medical Student Honored for his Artwork

Punit Vaidya, a 4th year medical student at UC, received honorable mention in The New Physician magazine's 11th annual creative arts contest.  His painting, "Ship in Treacherous Waters," was published in the July edition of The New Physician and can be viewed online at


Queen City 101

Cincinnati isn't exactly Hollywood east, but a number of major movies have been filmed here. Any Queen City video collection would have to include "Traffic," "Little Man Tate," and "Rain Man." Other theatrical releases shot here: "Milk Money," "Eight Men Out," "Fresh Horses," "The Public Eye," "Tango & Cash," "Dream Catcher," "Crocodile," "Vamps," " In Too Deep," "This Train," "April's Fool," "People Like Us," "The Late Last Night," "What Angels Fear," "The Mighty," "Crossing Fields," "Airborne," "Lost in Yonkers," "City of Hope," "A Rage in Harlem" and "An Innocent Man."

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