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National Wear Red Day
Wear Red for Heart Disease Friday, Feb. 4
UC Health and the UC College of Medicine will host an on-campus event Friday, Feb. 4, to celebrate National Wear Red Day. This event is being held as part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness about the nation’s No. 1 killer: heart disease.
From 10 a.m. to noon, the University Hospital Health Awareness Team will perform blood pressure checks in the UH lobby. At noon, a "Go Red” group photo will be taken in the lobby followed by a keynote presentation delivered by Stephanie Dunlap, DO, UC Health cardiologist, and her patient Amanda Hodge in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Heart-healthy treats and door prizes will be distributed. There will also be an opportunity register for the Heart Mini Marathon and Walk, scheduled for Sunday, March 20.
Inclement Weather Policy
Clarification: College of Medicine’s Inclement Weather Policy
Please take note of the following clarification to the College of Medicine’s snow emergency/inclement weather policy. During a snow emergency situation, the College of Medicine remains open for clinical activities and critical research efforts. Faculty and staff in these areas are considered essential employees and are expected to report to work or remain at work as scheduled during emergency closings.
Clinical activities and/or critical research efforts are defined as direct provision of patient care or direct involvement in clinical or basic research where physical presence is required. Other employees and support staff are to follow the university’s policy on closing.
A full memo detailing this policy can be found at here.
›› View the university’s emergency closing policy.
Geriatric Medicine Receives $1 Million Grant
The office of geriatric medicine, a division of the department of family and community medicine has received a $1 million grant to improve geriatrics training and interdisciplinary opportunities for physicians treating older patients.
UC was one of 10 medical schools to receive a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. With the funds, the office will implement inter-professional training to teach medical students, residents and community primary care physicians how to effectively communicate and collaborate with other disciplines for geriatric care. A total of 890 trainees will participate in the four-year program, including 670 medical students, 80 chief residents, 80 additional primary care residents and 60 primary care community physicians.
Construction Work in the Academic Health Center
Natural Gas Shutoff Will Affect Labs Wednesday, Feb. 2
Due to a boiler replacement project in the East Campus Utility Plant, there will be an interruption in the natural gas service that supplies the Medical Sciences Building, the CARE/Crawley Building, the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Surgical Research Center from 7 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Gas in the laboratories will not be available during this time frame. If you are using natural gas, please make sure to turn it off before 7 a.m. Wednesday. When operating after the interruption, please make sure the equipment relights properly. Contact Kurt Ponting at (513) 315-9764 with questions.
Trustees Approve Degree Title Change
At its Tuesday, Jan. 25, meeting the UC Board of Trustees approved the title change for the existing College of Medicine Masters of Science in Radiological Sciences degree. The new degree title, changed to reflect the current curriculum, is Masters of Science in Medical Physics. The medical physics program began 48 years ago as a graduate program within the division of radiological oncology.
Alex Lentsch, PhD
Lentsch Appointed Director of IMM
Alex Lentsch, PhD, director of the division of research in the department of surgery, has been named director of the Institute for Military Medicine, effective Oct. 1, 2010. The Institute for Military Medicine develops and applies innovations in clinical care, research and education to real-world surgical treatment of civilians and soldiers. Lentsch is also vice chairman for research in the department of surgery. The UC Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its Jan. 25 meeting.
Academic Health Center
Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds Feb. 4
Christopher Klebanoff, MD, will present the next Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in MSB Room 4051. Klebanoff, physician-scientist and medical oncologist in the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, will present "Development of novel T cell-based immunotherapies for the treatment of patients with advanced solid cancers."
Eileen White, PhD
Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Feb. 4
The next Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Vontz Center’s Rieveschl Auditorium. Eileen White, PhD, associate director for basic science at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Rutgers University, will present, "Ras Activation Causes Autophagy Addiction: How Catabolism Contributes to Cancer.”
For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7839.
Lindner Center of HOPE
Support Lindner Center at "Touchdown for HOPE” Feb. 6
"Touchdown for HOPE,” a Super Bowl party benefiting the Lindner Center of HOPE’s Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Program, will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at Great American Ball Park’s Champions Club. Tickets are $100 for an evening of food, football, big-screen TVs and more.
An exclusive VIP reception with Anthony Munoz, other celebrities and major sponsors will precede the main event. Attire for the evening will be jeans and jerseys.
›› Register online.
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