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Date: Monday, August 16, 2010

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Scott Belcher, PhD
Scott Belcher, PhD

Belcher Selected for WHO Panel

Scott M. Belcher, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics, has been selected to serve on a World Health Organization expert panel on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). Belcher was selected for his experience researching BPA, an industrial chemical and environmental pollutant found in many hard plastic products. Belcher’s previous papers showing BPA could be linked to certain neurological defects, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer are among the most cited in SCOPUS, an online abstract and citation database.

Stephanie Dunlap
Stephanie Dunlap, DO

Dunlap appointed Robert Wood Johnson Project Leader

Stephanie Dunlap, DO, director of UC Health’s heart failure program and Heart Failure Fellowship director, has been appointed UC Health University Hospital project leader to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In her position, Dunlap will lead the hospital’s quality initiative to reduce readmissions for major illnesses, including heart failure. The foundation, created to improve the health and health care of all Americans, is partnering with the Health Improvement Collaborative’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative to support the training and transformation of several area primary care clinics into patient-centered medical homes.

Air Care Helicopter at University Pointe
Air Care and Mobile Care

Trimarco Recognized by 'Play for 4'

Tom Trimarco, MD, fourth-year emergency medicine resident, received the 2010 Character Award from local nonprofit organization Play for 4. Trimarco shared the award with Air Care and Mobile Care pilot Rich Clark and flight nurse Sally Chiado, RN, for their role in caring for Cole Schlesner, a Loveland teenager and baseball pitcher who was struck in the head in May 2009 by a line drive. Trimarco, Clark and Chiado made up the Air Care crew who flew Schlesner to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center after the accident and who stayed in touch with the family afterward. Schlesner’s family subsequently created Play for 4 to help young athletes affected by traumatic brain injury.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Research Flow Cytometry Meeting Aug. 18

The Research Flow Cytometry Core (RFCC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is holding a users meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in Location S, Room S1.203. The seminar, "Introducing the Attune™ Acoustic Focusing Cytometer and Novel Reagents to Analyze Cellular Function,” will be presented by Dolores Ciufo, senior technology sales specialist, Life Technologies Corporation. RFCC users meetings are open to all researchers at CCHMC and UC interested in using flow cytometry in their laboratory studies. For more information visit the RFCC website.

Leslie Oleksowicz, MD
Leslie Oleksowicz, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Aug. 20

Leslie Oleksowicz, MD, associate professor of medicine, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Aug. 20, hematology oncology grand rounds. She will present "Prostate Cancer” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Oleksowicz is director of the medical genitourinary oncology program and the hematology and oncology clinical research program. Her clinical interests are in genitourinary cancer (prostate, bladder, renal, testicular tumors), melanoma and sarcoma. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0120.

Cincinnati Innovates
Cincinnati Innovates

Deadline for Cincinnati Innovates Sept. 1

The second annual Cincinnati Innovates competition is accepting innovative concepts for businesses, products and nonprofits from anyone connected to Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. This year, more than $80,000 in awards will be presented to the best ideas, products, technologies and businesses in the region, including two commercialization awards of $25,000 and $10,000 to Ohio-based companies. For more information, visit

Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building
Vascular Access Symposium

Register Now for 2010 Vascular Access Symposium

The departments of surgery and internal medicine are partnering to host the Cincinnati Hemodialysis Vascular Access Symposium, a multidisciplinary conference devoted to dialysis access and open to surgeons, nephrologists, radiologists, residents, fellows in training and dialysis nurses, technicians and administrators. The symposium will be held from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel. Rino Munda, MD, professor of surgery, division of transplantation, and Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, are serving as the symposium chairs.

For more information on the schedule and registration, click here.

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