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Date: Monday, May 2, 2011

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College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Watch Dean Candidate Forums, Submit Comments Online

Videos of last month’s open forums with candidates for the College of Medicine dean and vice president for health affairs position have been posted online for viewing at

All are invited to provide feedback on both candidates:

Drake Center
Drake Center

Drake Center Hosts Life After Stroke Symposium

"Re-Entry Into Life After Stroke,” a public symposium for survivors and caregivers featuring Academic Health Center faculty and community members, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Drake Conference Center, 151 W. Galbraith Road. Speakers will include

  • Joseph Broderick, MD, and Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, department of neurology
  • Mario Zuccarello, MD, department of neurosurgery
  • Arthur Pancioli, MD, department of emergency medicine
  • Kari Dunning, PhD, College of Allied Health Sciences, department of rehabilitation sciences.

Emerson Knowles, caregiver and spouse of a stroke survivor, will give the keynote address. The event, which includes a box lunch, is co-sponsored by the UC Neuroscience Institute, UC Health and Drake Center. RSVP by Saturday, May 7, online at or call (513) 558-6903.

Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Seventh Annual Breast Cancer Forum May 21

The seventh annual public education forum "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer” will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the UC Reading Campus. Presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program (BCERP), the event’s keynote speaker will be Marisa Weiss, MD, breast cancer oncologist at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., author and founder of In addition to the keynote address, the forum offers attendees timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on the program’s overall research initiatives.

Registration deadline is Thursday, May 12. For more information, visit or call Veronica Ratliff at (513) 636-8307.

Clinical Research
Clinical Research

Experimental Therapeutics Fellowship

The UC Cancer Institute’s experimental therapeutics program is offering a one-year fellowship program with a focus on clinical care and research. The fellowship will begin on Sept. 1, 2011.

The fellowship program is designed for medical oncologists/hematologists who desire additional fellowship training and experience in clinical research with a particular emphasis on early antineoplastic drug development methodology. Candidates should have a medical degree, be board certified and have completed a three-year residency program in the United States. Research experience is a plus.

Send CV to Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, fellowship program director, via Kara Bawtenheimer, fellowship program coordinator at

Medical Sciences Building
Medical Sciences Building

Stone Retiring as LAMS Director

Doug Stone, DVM, director of Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS), will retire effective July 8, 2011. Stone came to the university in February 2006 and within a year after his arrival led the university to full accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. He led the way again in 2010 on a second successful re-accreditation visit.

George Babcock, PhD, chair of the university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and associate professor of surgery, and Jane Strasser, PhD, director of the Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, research compliance officer and research integrity officer, will serve as interim co-directors of LAMS. Debbie Kemper, DVM, currently senior staff veterinarian, will serve as the attending veterinarian.

Richard Godby
Richard Godby

Godby Named April Undergraduate Student Researcher

Richard Gody, a pre-junior biomedical engineering major and student researcher in the department of internal medicine, division of hematology oncology, was recently named the April Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Month by UC’s Undergraduate Research Council.

Godby spent a year studying tissue factor’s role in angiogenesis in the lab of assistant professor of medicine Vladimir Bogdanov, PhD, at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. In collaboration with Leiden University in the Netherlands, he served as first-author and presenter of an abstract at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, held in Orlando in December. For more information about Godby’s research, visit

West Chester Hospital  00074ARC
West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital Hosts Joint Pain Seminar

On Saturday, May 7, West Chester Hospital will present a free joint pain seminar featuring UC Health orthopedic specialists who will address pain in the back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and knee. Participants will learn about preventing joint injuries as well as common causes of pain and treatment options.

The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at West Chester Hospital’s Plaza Conference Room (level A), 7700 University Drive. Space is limited. Reserve seats by calling (513) 298-3000 by Wednesday, May 4. For more information, email Jennifer Garcia at or call (513) 298-7733.

Jeffrey Sussman, MD
Jeffrey Sussman, MD

Melanoma: ‘When to Refer’ Event May 10

UC Health will host a referring physician educational event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the UC Health Physicians Office in West Chester. The event will feature a presentation from Jeffrey Sussman, MD, associate professor of surgery and division chief of surgical oncology. Sussman will discuss when to refer a patient for treatment with a surgical oncologist as well as highlights of current clinical research trials.

RSVP by Wednesday, May 4, to (513) 584-3150 or Stephanie McCoy at

MainStreet Stride
MainStreet Stride

Join the UC MainStreet Stride May 13

UC President Gregory H. Williams invites faculty, staff and students to participate in the 6th annual MainStreet Stride. The stride will begin at noon Friday, May 13, at University Pavilion and feature representation from student groups, colleges, departments and community organizations. The parade will be led by the Office of the President and Grand Marshal Provost Santa Ono, followed by awards, a free picnic and the Student Government Inauguration on Alumni Commons.

›› Sign up by Friday, May 6

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • UC Health and Wellness Talk on Memory Disorders May 4: Brendan Kelley, MD, assistant professor of neurology, will discuss the types of cognitive changes that can occur with aging and when cognitive symptoms have reached a level to bring to your doctor's attention from noon to 1 p.m. at University Hall Room 454.
  • Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds May 4: Rebecca Bechhold, MD, will discuss "Hospital and the End of Life,” from 7 to 8 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351.
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