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Date: Monday, August 29, 2011

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Clinical Research
Clinical Research

'Workshops for a Successful Research Career' Start in October

The UC Office of Research will host a 10-workshop series beginning in October designed to provide new faculty members with the competencies and skills to set up and maintain a successful research laboratory or clinical research program.

The sessions are intended to address common problems and issues and allow faculty to better "hit the ground running” with a research program. UC faculty who perform basic, clinical, translational, outcomes and other research, as well as faculty who perform research through appointments at UC affiliates, are encouraged to participate.

There are no fees or prerequisites, but registration is required. For more information, click here.

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Hoxworth Blood Center at UC

Urgent Need for Type O Blood Donors

Hoxworth Blood Center is issuing a request for Type O donors at Neighborhood Donor Centers or blood drives in the coming days and weeks. The end of summer has slowed blood donations just as the need for blood products has trended upward.

Appointments to donate blood are recommended, but never required. Call (513) 451-0910 to schedule an appointment.

Mark Eckman, MD
Mark Eckman, MD

Eckman Receives Grant for Informed Medical Decision Making

Mark Eckman, MD, Posey Professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the division of general internal medicine, has received a two-year, $180,000 grant from the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.

The grant will support a project integrating decision analytic models into the American College of Chest Physicians’ guideline development and dissemination process. The process will then be used as a platform for translating evidence into practice through patient-tailored guidelines that support personalized "decision-making” for antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation.

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UC Academic Health Center

Ophthalmology Department Receives $100,000 for Research Initiatives

The department of ophthalmology has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support ongoing and new clinical and laboratory research. The grant will assist research looking at corneal wound healing, corneal stem cell transplantation, age-related macular degeneration, intraocular tumors and retinal development disorders.

RPB is a voluntary health organization that supports eye research directed at the prevention, treatment and eradication of vision-threatening diseases. To date, the organization has awarded $1.48 million in grants to the College of Medicine.

Charuhas Thakar, MD
Charuhas Thakar, MD

Thakar to Speak at Board Review Course and Update

Charuhas Thakar, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension, has been invited to speak at the American Society of Nephrology 2011 Board Review Course and Update this week in San Francisco.

The educational course maximizes participants’ readiness for the ABIM Nephrology Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification Examinations, providing a comprehensive and thorough update for the graduating and practicing nephrologist.

Rita Alloway, PharmD
Rita Alloway, PharmD

Alloway Participating in Transplantation Workshop

Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor of medicine and director of transplant clinical research, has been invited to speak at the Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming public workshop, "Effects of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury on Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation,” Sept. 8-9 in Silver Spring, Md.

Alloway was appointed by the American Society of Transplantation to help organize the workshop, during which she will present a lecture entitled "The Pharmacokinetic/ Pharmacodynamic Aspects of Phase 2B Clinic Trial Design: The Importance of Getting the Dose Right.”

The FDA workshop will obtain information from health care providers, academics and industry on the pathophysiology, clinical management and outcomes following IRI. Input may serve to guide the FDA’s recommendations on clinical trial design for products designed to treat IRI and related conditions in kidney transplant recipients.

Shannon Miller, MD
Shannon Miller, MD

Journal of Addiction Medicine Accepted in MEDLINE

The Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM), co-founded and co-edited by Shannon Miller, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry, Center for Treatment, Research, and Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD), has received formal acceptance from the National Library of Medicine for citation in MEDLINE retroactive to Volume 1, Issue 1 (March 2007).

JAM, published quarterly, is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Journals are selected for indexing in MEDLINE after review by the NLM’s Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, based on issues such as the journal’s scope and coverage and the quality of its scientific content and editorial work.

Brian Grant

Sunflower Revolution Symposium Sept. 10

The 2011 Sunflower Revolution symposium, a free educational event for patients, family members and caregivers, will feature former NBA and Xavier University basketball star Brian Grant, who was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease three years ago at age 36.

The symposium is hosted by the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders and UC Health.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio. Registration is available at or by phone at (866) 941-UCNI (8264).

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UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars:

  • Transplant Lecture Aug. 31: Nick Parrish, PharmD, transplant pharmacist, will present, "Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus,” at noon in University Hospital Room 6104.
  • Internal Medicine Talk Aug 31: Robert Baughman, MD, professor of medicine and Muhammad Ahsan Zafar, MD, will discuss sarcoidosis at noon in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351.

Scheduling Note

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next issue of Dean's List will be published Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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