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Date: Monday, November 29, 2010

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training

CCTST Offers Biobanking Forum

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) forum, "Biobanking: Navigating the Practical, Ethical and Regulatory Pathways,” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Room 1.204 of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S. Open to researchers, administrators and staff from UC, Cincinnati Children’s and Academic Health Center (AHC) affiliates, the forum will:

  • Review the regulations governing the collection and use of biological samples
  • Review the ethical issues surrounding the use of biological samples
  • Discuss the practical implementation of biological specimen repositories
  • Discuss maximizing access to and use of biological specimen repositories

The program will be moderated by Jeremy Corsmo, director of the Cincinnati Children’s Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. For a list of featured speakers and more details, visit, call (513) 803-2612 or e-mail

Carl Whittenburg
Carl Whittenburg

Whittenburg Named Radiology Department Administrator

Starting Jan. 3, Carl Whittenburg will be clinical department administrator (CDA) of the department of radiology. Since September 2008 he has served as senior business administrator for the cardiovascular disease division and pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine division within the internal medicine department, leading efforts to expand cardiology services at West Chester Hospital and successfully recruiting several new physicians to both divisions. He is working on projects to expand sleep medicine services at UC Health University Hospital and convert outpatient practices to hospital-based services.

University Hall
University Hall

New Location for AHC Public Relations

The Academic Health Center public relations and communications office has moved from the Health Professions Building to University Hall Suite 620. To reach the office, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail

For a full list of the office’s members and their areas of coverage, visit

Patrick Tso, PhD
Patrick Tso, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Nov. 30

Patrick Tso, PhD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "Gut Mucosal Mast Cells Are Activated by Fat Absorption: Physiology and Mechanism.” Tso, a 2010 Daniel Drake Medal winner, is a professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of UC’s Lipid Biology Group. For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

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Vontz Center for Molecular Studies

Cancer and Cell Biology Annual Larsen Lecture Dec. 2

Zena Werb, PhD, will speak on, "Of Mice and Women: How Studying Mammary Development Gives Us Insight into Breast Cancer,” at the next Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar, held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. Werb is professor of anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.

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