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Date: Monday, February 7, 2011

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College of Medicine Website Redesign
College of Medicine Website Redesign

New Website for College of Medicine

The College of Medicine launched a newly redesigned website Tuesday, Feb. 1. The project—based on interviews, focus groups and surveys with faculty, staff and students—includes content and page restructuring, streamlined navigation and a new, consistent look and interactive features like video and image galleries and a dynamic campus tour.

A key technology component is the integration of a content management system, which allows content owners the ability to update their own pages 24/7. The project was a collaboration between the Academic Health Center office of public relations and communications and the College of Medicine’s UCit division.

For more information, call (513) 558-4639 or e-mail

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Top Docs
Cincinnati Magazine's "Top Doctors"

UC Grads and Faculty Abundant on Best/Top Doctors Lists

Two local magazines’ lists of outstanding doctors in Greater Cincinnati included the names of many College of Medicine graduates and faculty.

Of the 498 names on Cincy Magazine’s "Best Doctors” list, appearing in the December 2010 issue, 86 percent, or 427 doctors, had an affiliation with the College of Medicine: 21 percent (107) attended medical school at UC, 32 percent (160) were a UC resident or fellow and 71 percent (356) are current members of the college’s faculty.

In Cincinnati Magazine’s "Top Doctors” survey, printed in the January 2011 issue, 70 percent were affiliated with the college: 33 percent (128) graduated from the College of Medicine, 10 percent (154) had been a UC resident or fellow and 24 percent (93) are current faculty members.

Jannette Collins, MD
Jannette Collins, MD

Collins Appointed to IAEA Expert Panel

Jannette Collins, MD, Ben Felson Chair and Professor of Radiology, was recently appointed to a two-year term on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Expert Panel. Established in 1957 within the United Nations family, the IAEA is the world’s center of cooperation in the nuclear field, comprising a team of 2,200 multidisciplinary professional and support staff from more than 90 countries. The panel reviews information made available to health professionals and patients regarding patient radiation dose and radiation safety.

›› See the panel’s recommendations.

James Knittel, PhD, Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD, Ana Luisa Kadekaro, PhD
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD

Abdel-Malek Receives Myron Gordon Award

Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD, professor of dermatology, was selected by the International Federation for Pigment Cell Societies to be a recipient of the Myron Gordon Award, which is awarded to scientists for distinguished and outstanding contributions to the pigment cell field. She will share this award with Ruth Halaban, PhD, senior research scientist, department of dermatology at Yale University, and Shin-ichi Nishikawa, MD, PhD, professor of molecular genetics at Kyoto University in Japan. The award will be presented in September at the International Pigment Cell Conference in Bordeaux, France.

Muhammad Aslam, MD
Muhammad Aslam, MD

Aslam Selected to Chair AAGP Session

Muhammad Aslam, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, will chair a symposium at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, held March 18-21 in San Antonio. The symposium, "Maintenance of Certification and the Performance in Practice Component: Sample Tools for the Care of Patients with Depression,” will educate geriatric psychiatrists in complying with the Maintenance of Certification program being implemented by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Tom Chung
Tom Chung

Chung Receives G. Milton Shy Award

Tom Chung, a third-year medical student, has been selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s 2011 G. Milton Shy Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in clinical neurology research, for his research in carotid artery disease. Chung receives a $350 prize, complimentary registration for the 63rd AAN Annual Meeting April 9-16 in Honolulu, a one-year subscription to Neurology journal, reimbursement for Annual Meeting travel, lodging and meal expenses and recognition at the 2011 Awards Luncheon.

Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center

UC-Created Art Show on Exhibit at Museum Center

"Form from Form: Art from Discovery,” which debuted on UC’s campus in 2009, is on exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center through Sunday, March 13. "Form from Form” was an invited art show developed in 2009 as part of UC’s year-long celebration of the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth (Feb. 12, 1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species” (Nov. 24, 1859).

The exhibit’s curator is Mary Heider, assistant dean emerita at UC’s College of Medicine, and features the works of Anthony Becker, Ana England, Gary Gaffney, Stephen Geddes, Rhonda Gushee, January Marx Knoop, Lisa Merida-Paytes and Thomas Towhey. This exhibit is free and can be viewed in the museum’s John A. Ruthven Exhibition Gallery.

Melanie Cushion, MD, and Peter Walzer, MD
Melanie Cushion, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 8

Melanie Cushion, PhD, associate chair for research in the department of internal medicine, division of infectious diseases, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at noon Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051. Her topic will be "Interrogation of the life cycle of Pneumocystis spp. Using Beta-glucan inhibitors (echinocandins).

For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at

David Abbott, PhD
David Abbott, PhD

System Biology and Physiology Seminar Feb. 8

David Abbott, PhD, will discuss "Metabolomic and epigenetic contributions to developmental programming of female reproductive and metabolic dysfunction" from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, in MSB Room 7051. Abbott is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. Refreshments will be provided.

The System Biology & Physiology Seminar Series is sponsored by the department of molecular and cellular physiology. For more information, contact Jeannie Cummins at (513) 558-3102.

Kettering Laboratory
Kettering Laboratory

Environmental Health Seminar Feb. 9

Walter Rogan, MD, senior investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences epidemiology branch, will give a talk on "Searching for Effects of Dietary Estrogens in Infants” from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Laboratories.

Rogan has devoted his career to pediatric environmental health research, especially on PCBs, DDT, lead and isoflavones. He is the elected president of the American Epidemiological Society (AES) in 2011.

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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Feb. 9

Elizabeth Juneman, MD, will present "Cardiac Patch Regenerated Cells" at the next Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, in MSB Room 7051. Juneman is assistant professor of medicine, department of cardiology, at the Sarver Heart Center & University of Arizona, Southern Arizona Veterans' Affairs Health Care System. She is also medical director of the Echocardiography Laboratory and the Heart Failure Program at SAVAHCS.

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