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Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

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James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD

BIRCWH Program Needs Applications

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) has been awarded $2.48 million over five years from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health to continue the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. Designed to provide a mentored research and career development experience leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career that will benefit the health of women, this K12 program currently funds two junior faculty trainees and has placed its first three graduates in full-time faculty positions nationally.

The BIRCWH program is now accepting applications for two trainee positions from UC faculty, including those based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Applications are due 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. For the complete RFA, call (513) 803-1044 or e-mail

Learn more about the application requirements

Charles Doarn
Charles Doarn

Doarn to Speak at Mars Society Convention

Charles Doarn, research associate professor of public health sciences and biomedical engineering, has been selected to present a plenary session titled "Telerobotic Surgery in Extreme Environments” at this year's Mars Society convention, held Aug. 5–8 in Dayton, Ohio. Doarn is director of UC’s telemedicine program and special assistant to the NASA chief health and medical officer at NASA headquarters. Doarn currently serves as executive director of the International Virtual e-Hospital and administrative director of a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on minimally invasive medical technologies (MIMTeC).

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Public Health to Start Accreditation Process

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) has formally approved a request for the UC undergraduate and graduate public health program to begin the accreditation process. The program is a collaborative initiative combining faculty from UC’s colleges of medicine, nursing, education, criminal justice and human services and the graduate school. The undergraduate program was established in the 1950s and the graduate program was established in 2008. Program leadership is seeking to move through the full accreditation process as quickly as possible with a full site visit anticipated within 18 months.

Olugbenga Olowokure, MD
Olugbenga Olowokure, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds July 30

Olugbenga Olowokure, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, July 30, hematology oncology grand rounds. He will present, "Colon Cancer: How Far Have We Come and Where Do We Stand in 2010?” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Olowokure completed his residency in internal medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in New York City, a sickle cell fellowship at SUNY Downstate & Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, and a hematology oncology fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He has expertise in gastrointestinal oncology, hematology oncology and sickle cell. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

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