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Date: Monday, August 23, 2010



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David Wendell, PhD
David Wendell, PhD

Wendell Wins Future Technology Earth Award

David Wendell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and civil and environmental engineering, received the future technology award from The Earth Awards and is a finalist for the 2010 Earth Award. Wendell received the award for his photosynthetic foam, designed with Carlo Montemagno, PhD, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Each category winner received $10,000 to bring their concept to market and will join other category winners to pitch to CEOs for a total investment of $50,000 at a Sept. 16 Innovators Summit held in London. The Earth Awards were created to identify viable ideas from fashion, science, architecture and consumer products and link them to investors to provide a real solution to improving quality of life.

Joel Tsevat, MD
Joel Tsevat, MD

Mark Eckman, MD
Mark Eckman, MD

Tsevat, Eckman to Speak at FDA Workshop

Joel Tsevat, MD, professor of medicine, and Mark Eckman, MD, professor of medicine, have been invited to present at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) workshop, "Using Quantitative Decision Analysis in the Regulation of Medical Devices,” held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2010, in Silver Spring, Md. The workshop’s goal is to facilitate a comprehensive discussion and explore available tools from Mathematical Decisions Analysis methods that can be used in health care and medical device regulation. Tsevat will speak on "Assessment and Elicitation of Utilities for Medical Interventions,” and Eckman will speak about "The Development of Decision Support Tools for ‘Patient-Centered Decision Making.’”

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Update on Curriculum Analysis and Revision

In November 2009, the College of Medicine’s educational policy committee voted to convene a special task force to facilitate the development of an integrative curriculum that prepares physicians for practice in the 21st century. The curricular changes will facilitate patient-centered practice, reduce content redundancy and strategically align basic and clinical science content over the four-year curriculum. For the past eight months, faculty members, students and administration have partnered to revise the four-year medical student curriculum. Stakeholders engaged in the revision process will be attending a curriculum revision working retreat Sept. 23, 2010. The new curriculum will be implemented for first-year medical students August 2011.

Rekha Chaudhary, MD
Rekha Chaudhary, MD

Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds Aug. 27

Rekha Chaudhary, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine, will be the featured presenter at the Friday, Aug. 27, hematology oncology grand rounds. She will present "Plasma Cell Disorders 101” at 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Chaudhary is the associate director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program and specializes in hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma. For more information, e-mail crossen@uc.edu 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 (IP) 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 CCTST’s site for a list of featured speakers and more information, or call (513) 803-2612 or e-mail elizabeth.heubi@uc.edu.

Curtis Harris, PhD
Curtis Harris, PhD

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Sept. 2

Curtis Harris, PhD, chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, will be the featured speaker at the Cancer and Cell Biology seminar series. Harris will present, "Interweaving MicroRNA, Inflammation and p53 Pathways in Human Cancer” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

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