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Date: Monday, March 28, 2011

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College of Medicine
College of Medicine

College of Medicine Day of Service April 2

The Initiative on Poverty, Justice and Health invites students, residents, faculty members and family/friends to participate in the UC College of Medicine’s inaugural Annual Day of Service, held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2.

Participating service sites are Su Casa, St. Vincent de Paul, Redwood, Anthony House, Matthew 25: Ministries, Catholic Worker House and Habitat for Humanity. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, email Colleen Marty at or Morgan Brown at

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Green Chair
Green Chair

Sit in the Green Chair for Donate Life Day

To kick off National Donate Life Month in April, LifeCenter will host the "8 to 8 Green Chair Sit-In Event” from 8 a.m. Monday, April 4, to 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the LifeCenter offices, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400.

Visitors can take a seat in the Green Chair to share their testimony and support of organ and tissue donation. The Green Chair campaign was launched in 2010 to increase donor registrations in Ohio. When empty, the Green Chair represents the loss of someone who never found a matching donor, but someone sitting in the chair represents a donor’s gift of life for a transplant recipient.

Organ Procurement Organizations throughout Ohio are celebrating Donate Life month with 24-hour events to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. To schedule a time in the Green Chair, contact Jeannie Kuhn at 578-6813 or

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Bench to bedside research
Research Opportunities

Grants Available for Research on Neurofibromatosis Type 1

The Cincinnati Center for Neurofibromatosis Research announces the second year of its pilot funding program. Research proposals directly related to neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), including basic, translational or clinical research projects, are requested.

All UC, Cincinnati Children's and Cincinnati VA Medical Center faculty with an appointment of 80 percent or greater FTE are eligible to apply. One to two awards will be made of $25,000 each. Previously funded applicants from this program are encouraged to apply for a second year, and must include an additional one-page progress report.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 11. For more information, visit or email Nancy Ratner at

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD

Roy-Chaudhury Invited to Speak at ASDIN annual meeting

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, gave the Gerald Beathard State of the Art Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) held Feb. 12-13 in Las Vegas. Roy-Chaudhury presented "Our Current Understanding of Vascular Access Biology and Future Directions: Opportunities and Challenges for a Young Specialty.” The American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology is the primary organization for nephrologists who specialize in dialysis vascular access procedures. Roy-Chaudhury is an ASDIN councillor and also the chair of ASDIN’s research committee.

Roy-Chaudhury also directed the first hands-on Interventional Nephrology Course in New Delhi in conjunction with the fourth International Society of Hemodialysis meeting on March 2 and presented research at the European Vascular Course in Maastricht, Netherlands, on March 3-4.

Amit Tevar, MD
Amit Tevar, MD

Tevar Named Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Amit Tevar, MD, assistant professor of clinical surgery, has been named a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The transplant surgeon will now be able to include the letters "FACS” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after his name, denoting that his education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the ACS.

Tevar earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed his residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Anne Gunderson, EdD, Associate Dean for Medical Education
Anne Gunderson, EdD

Faculty Forum Meeting: "New Directions in Medical Education: Curriculum Revision”

Anne Gunderson, EdD, associate dean of medical education, will lead a panel presentation and discussion regarding current plans for the medical school curriculum at the next faculty forum meeting, held at noon Thursday, March 31, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051.

For further information, or to send comments if unable to attend, email Gunderson at or the president of the College of Medicine faculty, Jim Ball, at

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

This Week in Lectures and Seminars:

  • Research Flow Cytometry Core Users Meeting March 30: Michael J. Carlson, PhD, of Beckman Coulter will present "Fun with Fluorochromes: Multi-parametric Flow Cytometry" from 2 to 3 p.m. in Cincinnati Children's Location R-3381.
  • Neuroscience Graduate Seminar / CSRC Colloquium Lecture March 31:  Zvia Breznitz, PhD,  director of Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa, will present "Asynchrony:  timing differences between processing modalities can cause reading difficulties” from 4 to 5 p.m. in MSB Room 2351.


In the March 31 edition of Dean’s List, the name of professor emeritus of pediatrics Horacio Falciglia, MD, was misspelled.

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