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Academic Health Center

Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced

Three faculty scientists have been named recipients of the latest round of Dean’s Bridge Funding Awards. They are: Judith Heiny, PhD, molecular and cellular physiology, Renu Sah, PhD, psychiatry, and Neville Tam, PhD, environmental health. Each was awarded $40,000. The Dean’s Bridge Funding program was created to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded. The next round will probably be announced in April or May 2011. For more information, call (513) 558-9815 or e-mail

MSB Rehabilitation
MSB Rehabilitation

MSB Rehabilitation: Work Scheduled During Holiday Break
As part of the MSB Rehabilitation Project, fire sprinklers are being installed throughout the project area. To take advantage of areas being out of service over the holiday break, work will be performed in the E-Level Clinical Skills area and Room 5051. The work in Clinical Skills started the morning of Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, and will be completed to a level that will allow the area to return to service on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, with all work being wrapped up the weekend of Jan. 8, 2011. Work in Room 5051 starts Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, and will be completed by Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. For more information about the MSB Rehabilitation Project, call (513) 558-2672 or e-mail

Kingsgate Marriott
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center

Save the Date: Ninth Annual OVALS Conference April 14-15
The ninth annual Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences (OVALS) Conference will be held April 14–15, 2011, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The 2011 conference, titled "Startups & the Innovation Ecosystem,” will focus on economic development and bringing innovations to market. For more information, visit, call (513) 558-1810 or e-mail

Hoxworth Blood Center
Hoxworth Blood Center

Winter Blood Drive Dec. 21
Become a blood donor at the UC Health Winter Blood Drive for Hoxworth Blood Center on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Employee blood donations can be made at University of Cincinnati Physicians office sites in Clifton and West Chester, as
well as the Victory Parkway administrative building. All participants will receive a UC Health t-shirt. Donors also will be entered to win gift certificates to Graeter’s and Dewey’s Pizza. Appointments can be made online. To schedule an appointment, visit the following links or call Eric Schmaltz at (513) 558-1343. Walk-ups will also be accepted.

University Hospital
UC Health University Hospital

Schwartz Center Rounds Dec. 21
The next Schwartz Center Rounds topic for Tuesday, Dec. 21, will be, "The Impact of Errors on Healthcare Providers.” The forum will take place at Medical Sciences Building Room 7051, with lunch starting at 11:45 a.m. and case presentation from noon to 1 p.m. The Schwartz Center Rounds provide a safe environment where caregivers may express feelings and discuss challenges and dilemmas present in their daily work. They are open to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, administrators, managers and any other UC Health University Hospital associate who would like to participate. 

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