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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals
UC, Cincinnati Children's Ranked in U.S. News and World Report
University Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have been
recognized in U.S. News
& World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals Guide. University
Hospital’s ear, nose and throat program was ranked No. 22 nationwide, and the
diabetes and endocrinology program—unranked last year—was No. 41. Cincinnati
Children’s ranked first for gastroenterology, second for pulmonology and third
for kidney disorders. The guide includes rankings in 16 specialties. Nearly
5,000 hospitals were considered; only 152 were ranked even in a single
specialty. The print edition of the rankings will be available on newsstands
Best Hospitals Guide online.
Sandra Starnes, MD
Starnes Namaed Director of Thoracic Surgery
Starnes, MD, has been named director of the division of thoracic surgery within
the College of Medicine Department of
Surgery, effective July 1. Starnes
also will serve as interim director of the section of cardiothoracic surgery,
which comprises the divisions of thoracic and cardiac surgery. She will focus
on growing the UC Health thoracic surgery division as a comprehensive unit by recruiting
new thoracic surgeons, expanding the surgical service and clinical program and
ensuring continued excellence in surgical education and translational research.
William Gerhardt, MD
Gerhardt Given Jefferson Award
William Gerhardt, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics, has been named a local
Jefferson Award winner. The Jefferson Award, established in 1973 by Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, recognizes individuals
for acts of outstanding public service. Gerhardt was nominated by Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center for his work in preserving the hospital’s history.
After retiring from a 30-year career as a pediatrician, Gerhardt began
collecting hospital artifacts, single-handedly becoming historian and archivist
for Cincinnati Children’s. His collection, housed in the Research Foundation
building, includes medical textbooks, photos, equipment and paintings, and even
the bubble oxygenator invented by Leland Clark, part of the first heart-lung
machine used to perform pediatric open-heart surgery.
Djawe Receives Albert J. Ryan Fellowship
Health student Kpandja Djawe has been awarded an Albert J. Ryan Fellowship from
the Office of Research and Graduate Education. The Albert J. Ryan Fellowship is
a prestigious two-year award given to students in the second or third year of
graduate school. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and encourage
the career development of students who show promise of becoming research
scholars and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge of
medical science. Djawe's research focuses on the epidemiology of AIDS/HIV with respect to certain weather conditions.
John Edward Janik, MD
Internal Medicine Special Presentation July 21
The division of hematology/oncology in the
department of internal medicine will host John Edward Janik, MD, staff
clinician at the National Cancer Institute’s Metabolism Branch, for a special
presentation Wednesday, July 21. Janik will present "New Approaches for T
cell Therapy of Malignancy” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 6051.
Janik received his MD
from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1977 and completed
clinical training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated
Hospitals and hematology/oncology training at Case Western Reserve University.
He joined the NCI in 1989 at the Biological Response Modifiers Program in
Frederick, MD. In 1999 he was appointed
co-director of the clinical trials team in the metabolism branch. For
more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (513) 558-0120.
George Atweh, MD
Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds July 23
George Atweh, MD, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, July 23, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will present "Sickle Cell Disease” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Atweh is Herbert F. Koch professor of medicine and director of the division of hematology/oncology. Atweh became director of the adult cancer program in March 2009 from Mt. Sinai Medical Center. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 558-0120.
Free Allergy Screenings July 27
UC Health otolaryngologists will host free allergy screenings from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, in the Medical Arts Building. During the appointments, patients will be screened for allergies to the six most common allergens: dust mites, mold, grass, maple tree, rag weed and cat. To make an appointment, call (513) 475-8400.
Larisa Geskin, MD
Elmore A. Kindel Endowed Lecture July 29
The dermatology department will host Larisa Geskin, MD, as the Elmore A. Kindel Endowed Lecturer Thursday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Geskin, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, will present "Update on Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma” in the Hoxworth Building Heaton Conference Center (Room G344). Geskin is director of the university’s Cutaneous Oncology and Photophoresis Center and focuses on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in her research. For more information, contact Bobbie Lambert at (513) 558-0945.
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