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Date: Monday, May 24, 2010



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Drake Medal
Drake Medal

Drake Medal Award Winners Announced

A neurologist and a lipid researcher have been selected to receive the College of Medicine’s top honors. Joseph Broderick, MD, professor and chair of neurology, and Patrick Tso, PhD, professor and director of UC’s Lipid Biology Group, received Daniel Drake Medals—the college’s most prestigious award given to distinguished living faculty and alumni—Saturday, May 22, during a dinner at the Queen City Club. Nominations for the Daniel Drake Medal are based on outstanding or unique contributions to medical education, scholarship or research.  Read more at http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/10591

Kevin Joseph, MD
Kevin Joseph, MD

Joseph Named Interim President at West Chester Medical Center

Kevin Joseph, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been appointed interim president of West Chester Medical Center. Joseph most recently served as the director of emergency services at West Chester and has played an integral role in the development of the hospital since the earliest stages of its planning and opening last year. Joseph earned bachelor’s degrees in biomedical engineering, psychology and materials science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the UC College of Medicine and received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Joseph also serves the medical director for the Cincinnati Police Department SWAT team and the Crosby Township Emergency Medical Service.

ResearchMatch Web site
ResearchMatch Web site

ResearchMatch Investigator Registration Now Open

Investigator registration is now available for ResearchMatch.org, a free-of-charge participant recruitment tool created through the collaboration of sites in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium, including Cincinnati. ResearchMatch aims to "match” prospective clinical trial participants with researchers conducting studies. Volunteer registration has been active since November 2009, but researchers have not had access to the registry until now when the participant based was populated. There are currently more than 6,000 volunteersnationally in ResearchMatch. For more information, go to cctst.uc.edu. The Academic Health Center liaison for researchers at UC and the Cincinnati Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center is Brett Kissela, MD (brett.kissela@uc.edu); the contact for researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD, (michael.spigarelli@cchmc.org).

Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD
Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD

CEG Pilot Project Symposium May 26

The Center for Environmental Genetics (CEG) will present a Pilot Project Symposium from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, in Kettering Lab Room 119. There will be presentations on six projects, and lunch will be served. At 2 p.m., guest speaker Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD, director of the community outreach and education program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will discuss, "Translating Science to the Community: Literacy, Prevention and Recruitment.” Fuchs-Young will also speak at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the department of environmental health seminar in Kehoe Auditorium. Her topic will be, "Beyond Crosstalk: New Insights Into Estrogen Receptor Interactions That Impact Breast Cancer Susceptibility and Progression.”

Zhongyun Dong, PhD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds May 28

Edward Fisher, MD, PhD, of the New York University School of Medicine, will discuss, "Macrophage Diversity in Atherosclerosis Regression” during hematology oncology grand rounds Friday, May 28, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. For more information, contact Nancy Crossen at (513) 558-0120

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 1
Doctoral student Monica Brooks will present the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Her topic will be, "Energetic Analysis of the Interaction between Immunoglobulin A and FcáRI.” The event is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. For more information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

Karin Muraszko, MD
Karin Muraszko, MD

Mayfield Society Symposium June 4
The 2010 Mayfield Society symposium and graduation ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 4. The Mayfield Neuroscience Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351, featuring Karin Muraszko, MD, as Mayfield Lecturer. Muraszko is chair and professor of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. Other speakers at the symposium include Walter Jean, MD, as Alumnus Lecturer; Jed Hartings, PhD; Ellen Air, MD, PhD; and Marcella Madera, MD. A luncheon will immediately follow. The society will also celebrate the graduation of two residents and seven fellows. For further information or to register, contact Christa McAlpin at (513) 569-5251 or cmcalpin@mayfieldclinic.com.

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