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Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Robert Marciani, DMD
Robert Marciani, DMD

Marciani Wins Foundation's Torch Award

Robert Marciani, DMD, chief of the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has received the Torch Award, the highest award bestowed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation (OMSF) Board of Directors. The award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary service and made significant contributions in fostering the purposes of the Foundation. Marciani has served as OMSF director and chaired the REAP IV Campaign to support research and education in the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty. The award will be presented during the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, held Sept. 27–Oct. 2 in Chicago.

James Mold, MD

Visiting Professor Coming to Family and Community Medicine

The Department of Family and Community Medicine has been awarded one of six 2010 Pfizer/American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Visiting Professorships. The award makes it possible for the department to host James Mold, MD, professor and director of research in the department of family and preventive medicine at the OU College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on primary care physicians and their role in preventive medicine, mainly the effect and efficiency of family doctors talking to patients about diet, exercise and smoking during each visit to reduce obesity and chronic disease. As a visiting professor, Mold will provide lectures and participate in rounds and other learning sessions.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Reid Selected for ASMA Writer's Institute

Maggie Reid, a student in the College of Medicine’s Physician Scientist Training Program, has been accepted into the 2010 American Medical Student Association’s National Writers’ Institute. The institute, titled "Writing in Medicine: Bearing Witness” will be held from July 22-25 in Washington, DC, at the AMSA national headquarters. The three-day program is developed for medical students interested in writing and focuses on three writing tracks: poetry, prose and journalism.

Jeffery Molkentin
Jeffery Molkentin, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series July 8

Jeffrey Molkentin, PhD, and John Elrod, PhD, will speak on, "Lentiviral shRNA total genome library screening arrives in Cincinnati” at noon Thursday, July 8, in the Vontz Center’s Reiveschl Auditorium. Molkentin is professor of pediatrics and Elrod is a research fellow in the molecular cardiovascular biology division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The talk is part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, call Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD
Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds July 9

Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, July 9, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will present, "The Experimental Therapeutics Program at the UC Cancer Center” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Rixe is director of the experimental drug trials program and phase-1 clinical trials unit at the UC Barrett Cancer Institute at University Hospital. Rixe has spent more than 15 years involved in early stage drug development trials that resulted in many of the successful anti-tumor agents used today. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

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