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Gordon Sun, MD
Gordon Sun, MD

Sun Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar

Otolaryngology resident Gordon Sun, MD, has been selected as one of the 27 members of the 2011–2013 class of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars. Scholars conduct research on a wide range of health challenges and receive training in leadership skills and community-based, participatory research. Starting in July 2011, Sun will spend two years at the University of Michigan comparing head and neck cancer outcomes between U.S. veteran and non-veteran populations in order to identify and address potential risk factors contributing to decreased survival and higher morbidity rates among both groups. Established in 1969, the Clinical Scholars program is one of the oldest and most prestigious fellowships awarded to physicians.

Anne Gunderson, EdD

Gunderson Receives Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety

Anne Gunderson, EdD, assistant dean and associate professor of medical education, will serve as visiting professor at the University of Illinois during the upcoming year. Gunderson is nationally known for her work with the Lucian Leape Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the American Medical Association in patient safety education and health care quality leadership. Through funding awarded by the national Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), she will work with the university’s Institute for Patient Safety Excellence to facilitate the development of patient safety curriculum and provide educational leadership for partners of the institute.

Ranjan Deka, PhD
Ranjan Deka, PhD

Deka Receives Croatian Anthropological Society Award

Ranjan Deka, PhD, professor of environmental health, has been awarded this year’s ‘Gorjanović-Klambergeri’ award by the Croatian Anthropological Society and the Croatian Medical Association, and endorsed by the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. The award is named for Gorjanović-Kramberger, a naturalist, geologist and paleontologist who discovered the Neanderthal site of an early man known as Krapina man. Deka received the award at the 36th School of Biological Anthropology at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, held in Zagreb, Croatia, where he was delivering a talk on "Genome-wide Association Studies in the Adriatic Islands – Anthropology Paved the Way.”

John Quinlan, MD
John Quinlan, MD

Quinlan Re-Elected as MDA Vice-President

John Quinlan, MD, professor of neurology, was re-elected to a vice president position with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Quinlan will serve another one-year term with the national organization, a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. In his position, Quinlan will provide volunteer assistance and counsel to the association's research and service programs. Quinlan serves as director for Greater Cincinnati’s adult MDA clinics.

George Atweh, MD
George Atweh, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Aug. 6

George Atweh, MD, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Aug. 6, 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. This presentation was rescheduled from its original date of July 23. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

James Heubi, MD, (left) and Joel Tsevat, MD
Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

Intellectual Property Forum Aug. 27

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will host a discussion on intellectual property and the role of researchers during the forum "Intellectual Property: Who Owns What, and When?,” held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in Room 1.203 of Cincinnati Children’s Location S. Open to researchers, administrators and staff from the Academic Health Center and affiliates, the forum will review the basics of IP in an academic setting, review the resources available to commercialize the IP and initiate open dialogue between researchers and leadership to better serve the research community while commercializing IP. Visit the CCSTS’s site for a list of featured speakers and more information, or call (513) 803-2612 or e-mail

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