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Date: Monday, October 25, 2010



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Gunderson
Anne Gunderson, EdD

Gunderson Named Associate Dean of Medical Education

Anne Gunderson, EdD, has been named associate dean of medical education at the College of Medicine. Gunderson was recruited in 2009 from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine to serve as UC’s assistant dean for curriculum and associate professor in the department of medical education. 

As associate dean, Gunderson will provide administrative leadership for all areas of the medical student education program, including curriculum development, course and clerkship administration, coordination of the curriculum committees, program evaluation and faculty development. Additionally, she will direct the office of medical education. Gunderson serves as the undergraduate medical education section chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Central Group for Educational Affairs. She has served as principal investigator for multiple national and state level studies. Her current research interests include medical education curriculum development and evaluation, patient safety and quality care systems and leadership in medicine.

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

Alison Delgado Fund Open for Contributions

Friends and family of second-year pediatrics resident Alison Delgado, MD, have created the Alison Delgado Fund at Fifth Third Bank. The fund, established to offset any financial ramifications from her recent injury, is open to donation by anyone. All donated funds will go directly to Alison and her family. On Saturday, Oct. 16, Alison was struck by a car while riding her bicycle in Anderson Township. Donations can be made at any Fifth Third Bank branch or by mail to the Alison Delgado Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 38 Fountain Square Plaza, MD 109026, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Alpha Omega Alpha Inductions

Thirty College of Medicine faculty members, residents and students have been selected for induction into the Cincinnati chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Frank Biro, MD, pediatrics, and Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, pediatrics, were named faculty inductees. Resident inductees include Heather Beasley, MD, pediatrics, Keith Luckett, MD, internal medicine, and Amy Makley, MD, surgery. The following students will also be inducted: Noah Allen, Jason Barrera, Mikell Boggs, William Boyce, Joanna Brenneman, Ryan Broderick, Dana Hirsch, Corey Hobbs, Jeffrey Huth, Matthew Johnson, Jack Kehl, Lindsey Klingbeil, Elizabeth Kramer, Courtney Kroeger, Vita Lamberson, Catherine Lambert, Elinor Lee, Joseph Mastin, Andrea Montgomery, Scott Rutan, Pamela Samson, Erik Sass, Emily Schoettmer, John Szymusiak and Robert Talbert. They will be inducted during the annual AOA banquet Friday, Nov. 5, at the Phoenix, downtown.

Cincinnati Digestive Health Center
Cincinnati Digestive Health Center

Digestive Health Center Accepting Applications for Pilot Grants

The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is now accepting applications for pilot projects to conduct basic, translational and patient-based or outcomes research broadly relating to pediatric digestive disease. Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research with particular emphasis on chronic liver disease, digestive organ failure and transplantation, inflammatory and diarrheal diseases and obesity. Funds will support highly focused projects from individual investigators with the goal of generating preliminary data sufficient to support an application for independent research through traditional NIH mechanisms. Funding will range from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on budgetary needs and number of selected applicants. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. For more information, including application forms and guidelines, visit cincinnatichildrens.org/dhc or e-mail Cynthia Wetzel at cynthia.wetzel@cchmc.org.

Mark Wess, MD
Mark Wess, MD

Brett Harnett
Brett Harnett

Leadership Changes at the Center for Health Informatics

Mark Wess, MD, associate professor of medicine, has been named director of the Center for Health Informatics. Brett Harnett, research assistant professor of surgery, has been named associate director. The Center for Health Informatics provides data aggregation and analytics services for research, educational and clinical operations in the form of data warehousing and business intelligence. Closely aligned with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), the Center for Health Informatics works to support the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), an NIH Roadmap initiative developed to create an academic home for clinical and translational research at academic health centers across the country. Wess replaces Peter Embi, MD, who has accepted a position with Ohio State University. To submit a data request, visit cctst.uc.edu/researchcentral.

IvaDean Concert
IvaDean Concert

Call for Performers: IvaDean Benefit Concert

The annual IvaDean Benefit Concert to raise money for the IvaDean Scholarship fund will be held Friday, Dec. 3. All are invited as a performer, crew or audience member. Participants should be able to attend one evening rehearsal the week of the show plus a dress rehearsal Thursday, Dec. 2. There will be time limits depending on the type of act and performers should plan to be in no more than two acts. Interested performers should prepare the following information: what the act entails, the name(s) of the performer(s) and designation as student, faculty or staff and length of act. Send your information via e-mail (subject line "IvaDean performer”) by Friday, Oct. 29, to Kiki Roberts at katharine.roberts@gmail.com.

Medical Sciences Building
College of Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine Residency International Health Course

From Oct. 16 to 28, 25 participants, including family and community medicine faculty James O'Dea, MD, and Susan Davis, MD, and four family medicine residents, are working in Honduras to help provide comprehensive community-based care to underserved populations. UC residents Hillary Mount, MD, and Gurpreet Kaur, MD, are leading the team, focusing on health fairs in rural villages. This international health course, offered every year in April and October, begins with a two-week laboratory and didactic session at the College of Medicine followed by a group trip in Honduras. The course is facilitated by the department’s collaboration with Shoulder to Shoulder, an organization that serves the poor in rural Honduras and seeks to provide increased access to primary care physicians in Honduras.

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Marshall Montrose, PhD
Marshall Montrose, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Oct. 26

Marshall Montrose, PhD, professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular physiology, will present the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "Interventional Imaging of the Stomach Defenses Against Acid.” For more information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at peter.stambrook@uc.edu.

Larry Schlesinger, MD
Larry Schlesinger, MD

Environmental Health Seminar Oct. 27

Larry Schlesinger, MD, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, October 27 department of environmental health seminar series, held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Labs Complex. The topic of his talk is "Adaptive Interplay of M. tuberculosis and Macrophages in the Human Respiratory System.” Schlesinger is the Samuel Saslaw Professor of Medicine and Director of the Infectious Diseases Division and the Center for Microbial Interface Biology at Ohio State University. His research interests include understanding of the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis and other pulmonary infections. For more information, contact Jagjit Yadav, PhD at jagjit.yadav@uc.edu. or (513) 558-4806.

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