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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005

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UH Ranks Among Nations Best

The University Hospital (UH) is listed among the nation's best in the 2005 U.S.News & World Report annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The listings will appear in the July 18 issue of U.S.News, which hits newsstands today. UH ranked in the categories of Digestive Disorders (42), Ear, Nose and Throat (14), Geriatrics (43), Hormonal Disorders (33), Neurology and Neurosurgery (43), Respiratory Disorders (27) and Urology (43). U.S.News ranks 17 different medical specialties at hospitals nationwide. More information can be found at


Women's ATP Tennis to Benefit UC Cancer Center

Proceeds from the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open tennis tournament will benefit cancer research at UC Cancer Center/The Barrett Center. Last year, the event netted more than $50,000 for the Center. Internationally known tennis players including Ai Sugiyama of Japan, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia will compete July 16-24 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. Discount tickets are available for matches on July 18, 20 and 23. For more information and ticket prices, call 513-584-6334.


Giglia First in the Region

Joseph Giglia, MD, interim director of UC's Division of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery, recently became the first surgeon in the Greater Cincinnati region to perform a minimally invasive laparoscopic-assisted surgical bypass procedure to treat blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the lower extremities. The procedure is a key innovation in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, a condition where large blood vessels in the abdomen and limbs become narrowed. Dr. Giglia's work provides the benefit of minimally invasive techniques, namely faster recovery time and less pain, with the durability of the traditional gold standard by-pass procedure.


Davis Wins Promising Young Scientist Award

Kermit Davis, PhD, Division of Environmental & Occupational Hygiene in the Department of Environmental Health, has won the "2005 Promising Young Scientist Award" sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics. The award recognizes the potential of a young researcher in biomechanics based on previous publications and other scholarly productivity. Editors of four major biomechanical journals were reviewers of the body of work for the 14 applicants. Dr. Davis will receive a certificate and monetary award to be used for scientific purposes.


Lunch and Learn Continues at University Hospital

Join UC Surgeons and University Hospital (UH) for another lunch and learn presentation, part of a summer series. Bring your lunch Tuesday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. and listen to Amy Reed, MD, UC vascular surgeon, as she discusses the newest treatments for varicose veins. The series is being held in the private dining rooms in the back of UH cafeteria. Drinks and dessert will be provided.


CORRECTION: COM Student Wins UC Teaching Award

The July 5 edition of Dean's List incorrectly listed COM student Bryan Mitton, winner of the UC Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award, with the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Mitton is with the molecular, cellular and biochemical pharmacology graduate program in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.


Queen City 101

Did you know&?

On July 1, 1883, Barney Kroger opened a storefront grocery at 66 E. Pearl Street on the waterfront.

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