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Date: Monday, May 17, 2010



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Penny Wars
Penny Wars

Campus-wide Penny Wars
UC colleges will compete this week in the first campus-wide "Penny Wars" to benefit Proudly Pennies, the student-led fundraising campaign to raise 1 billion pennies ($10 million). In the College of Medicine, Cora Ogle, PhD, research professor, has offered to match the first 50,000 pennies ($500) raised for this effort which runs today, May 17, through Friday, May 25. All College of Medicine faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are encouraged to participate by donating loose change to the Proudly Pennies banks, located in the Dean’s suite (CARE/Crawley Building Room E-870) and IvaDean Lair’s office (Medical Sciences Building Room E-251). Donations can also be made online at proudlycincinnati.org/proudlypennies.

Shiny Penny Car Wash
Shiny Penny Car Wash

Shiny Penny’ Car Wash
Continuing a week of fundraising activity, UC students will host a city-wide car wash fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23, to help reach their goal of collecting 1 billion pennies for the Proudly Cincinnati campaign. Sponsored by the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family and Performance Automotive, the "Shiny Penny" Car Wash will be held at several dealerships throughout the city. There is a $10 minimum donation per car wash. Participating dealerships include:

  • Jeff Wyler Eastgate Automall, 1117 State Rt. 32, Batavia, OH 45103
  • Jeff Wyler Honda, 949 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042
  • Jeff Wyler Honda, 8950 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45251
  • Jeff Wyler Cadillac Kia Nissan, 5815 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, OH 45014
Jaimee Heffner, PhD
Jaimee Heffner, PhD

Heffner Selected for NIH Conference
Jaimee Heffner, PhD, a research assistant professor of psychiatry, has been selected to participate in the annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions July 11-23 near Warrenton, Va. The conference brings together the most promising clinician-scientists from around the country who are interested in developing and evaluating new psychosocial interventions to improve mental and physical health. Heffner is affiliated with the Tri-State Tobacco and Alcohol Research Center, which is based at the Reading Campus under the direction of Robert Anthenelli, MD.

Albert Sabin, MD
Albert Sabin, MD

UC Wins Grant to Digitalize Sabin Archives
UC has received a $314,258 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Albert Sabin, MD, developer of the oral, live-virus polio vaccine and distinguished service professor at the College of Medicine and Children's Hospital Research Foundation from 1939-69. Over 35,000 letters totaling 50,000 pages of correspondence between Sabin and political, cultural, social and scientific leaders around the world will be digitalized. Also included will be 1,000 photographs documenting the events and activities worldwide to eradicate polio. Sabin’s collection currently resides in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. For more information, contact the Winkler Center at (513) 558-5120 or chhp@uc.edu.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Fourth-Year Class Selects Apple Award Winners
Fourth-year medical students have selected their recipients for this year’s apple awards, given for excellence in teaching. Gregory Retzinger, MD, PhD, pathology, will be awarded the golden apple. Edmund Choi, PhD, microbiology, and John Quinlan, MD, neurology, will both receive silver apples. The awards will be presented at the Student Clinicians Dinner on June 29. For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at (513) 558-5577or ivadean.lair@uc.edu.

George Shaw, MD, PhD
George Shaw, MD, PhD

Shaw's Student Wins Outstanding Research Co-Op Award
Steven Chrzanowksi, an undergraduate student in the lab of George Shaw, MD, PhD, was recently named as the 2010 Outstanding Research Co-op Student for Biomedical Engineering by the Division of Professional Practice. Chrzanowksi has been working on POCENT, a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering-funded study to develop a non-invasive neurologic sensor. His work has resulted in two abstracts, two invention disclosures and the issuance of a provisional patent in November 2009. Chrzanowski has received a full scholarship to attend the University of Florida as a student in the MD/PhD program this fall.

runner

'Lungs on the Run' Race to Benefit Cancer Consortium
The inaugural "Lungs on the Run” 5K run/walk to benefit the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium will be held Saturday, May 22, at the West Chester Medical Center campus. "Lungs on the Run” is the creation of Cincinnati residents KC Faessler, a six-year lung cancer survivor, her son Phil Faessler and his girlfriend Shannon Dunn. KC Faessler lost both her mother and grandfather to lung cancer; Dunn lost her father and cousin to the disease. After participating in other lung cancer walks, the trio decided to create a similar fundraiser in Cincinnati. The 5K run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m.; 1-mile walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. To register or for more information, visit lungsontherun.com.

Hearing Screenings
Hearing Screenings

Free Hearing Screenings Offered May 20-21

As part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, UC Health audiologists will offer free hearing screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, at both the West Chester and Clifton offices. Anyone interested in learning more about their hearing health is encouraged to get screened. To schedule a hearing screening, call (513) 475-8453. The UC Health Medical Arts Building in Clifton is located at 222 Piedmont Ave. The UC Physicians Medical Office Building in West Chester is located at 7700 University Court.

Justin McArthur, MD
Justin McArthur, MD

Aring Lecture May 19
The neurology department will host the 24th annual Aring Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. Justin McArthur, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, will present "HIV and the Nervous System: 3 Decades On.”  McArthur is a professor of neurology, pathology and epidemiology and the director of the Johns Hopkins/National Institute of Mental Health Research Center for Novel Therapeutics of HIV-Associated Cognitive Disorders. For more information, call (513) 558-4050 or e-mail misty.wethington@uc.edu.


Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

Physician Scientist Training Program Talk May 21
The Physician Scientist Training Program will present "The Physician, the Patient and the Health Care System,” a talk by John Balint, MD, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Balint is the director of the Center for Medical Ethics Education and Research at Albany Medical College. For additional information, contact Angela Robbins, robbinae@uc.edu or (513) 558-8447.

Peter Stambrook, PhD
Peter Stambrook, PhD

Molecular genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar May 25
Doctoral student Jennifer Cash will present the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Her topic will be, "Myostatin Inhibition by Follistatin-Type Molecules.” Refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building
Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building

Striker Lecture May 26
The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine will host "Healing Cincinnati: A Winding Path Towards ‘Pursuing Perfection,’” a presentation by historian Dan Hurley. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in the CARE/Crawley atrium. Hurley is the director of Leadership Cincinnati and the producer and host of Local 12’s "Newsmakers.” RSVP by May 19 to chhp@uc.edu or (513) 558-6019. The presentation is sponsored by E. Gordon Margolin, MD, Lectureship of the Jewish Hospital.

Glynis Scott, MD
Glynis Scott, MD

Procter & Gamble Scientific Lectureship May 27
The dermatology department will welcome Glynis Scott, MD, as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer on Thursday, May 27. Scott is a professor in both the dermatology and the pathology and laboratory medicine departments at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also director of the dermatology department’s dermatopathology unit. Her lecture, "Plexin Receptors: A Potentially New Class of Tumor Suppressor Proteins for Melanoma Progression,” will be held at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center Room G-344, located on the ground level of the Hoxworth Building. For more information, contact Janet Burdsall at (513) 584-6803.


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