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College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Nominate a Student for the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Itís time to nominate a medical student from the Class of 2011 for the UC College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The purpose of GHHS is to promote a culture of humanism in the practice of medicineónominated students should exemplify integrity, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and a dedication to service. Students in good academic standing are eligible for GHHS regardless of their academic rank in the class and can be nominated by peers or faculty. Nominated students will be asked to submit application materials.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 23. For questions about GHHS or to request a nomination form, contact Denise Gibson, PhD, assistant dean and GHHS faculty advisor, at 558-0203 or


Ringer Named Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery

Andrew Ringer, MD, has been named director of the division of cerebrovascular surgery for the Mayfield Clinic and the department of neurosurgery, effective July 1. Ringer is a member of the UC Neuroscience Instituteís Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, serves as director of the division of neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and is director of Good Samaritanís Graduate Education Program in Neurological Surgery. He is a member of Mayfieldís Board of Directors, chair of the technology committee and member of the finance, quality outcomes and education steering committees. Ringer will be replacing neurosurgery chair Mario Zuccarello, MD, in the Cerebrovascular Surgery post.

William Schubert, MD
William Schubert, MD

Book Spans Schubert's Career at CCHMC

A biography of William Schubert, MD, chair of pediatrics from 1979 to 1993, is available for order from Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center. The details of Schubertís life and career at UC and Cincinnati Childrenís are detailed in William Kuenneth Schubert, written by local historian Karen Regina with Beatrice Katz, PhD. The book is the fifth in a series of books chronicling the lives of the departmentís chairs and features interviews with Schubertís colleagues and close friends, plus an eight-page photo insert. He is the only person in Cincinnati Childrenís history to be both chair of pediatrics (1979-93) and president and CEO (1983-96).

The book was made possible through a gift from Cincinnati Childrenís medical staff. It is available through the Burnet Campus gift shop (call 513-636-4310). There is no charge for the book and no charge for delivery via interoffice mail.

Patient-Centered Medical Home pilot
Robert Graham, MD

Graham Appointed to Steering Committee for Primary Care

Robert Graham, MD, of the family and community medicine department, has been appointed to the Ohio Hospital Cost and Quality Councilís steering committee on the enhanced primary care home. The group will advise the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Governorís Office on possible initiatives to extend the patient-centered medical home in Ohio. Graham has led the Cincinnati Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)ís patient-centered medical home project for the last 18 months.

Joseph Palascak, MD
Joseph Palascak, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds July 16

Joseph Palascak, MD, professor of medicine, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, July 16, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will present "Hypercoagulable StatesĒ at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Palascak is the director of the adult program in hemophilia and the coagulation program at UC and the medical co-director of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. His clinical interests include coagulation problems with research interests in hemophilia, inherited and acquired bleeding disorders, venous thromboembolism, and hypercoagulable states. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

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