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Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Rita Alloway and Steve Woodle
E. Steve Woodle, MD

Woodle to Speak at FDA Workshop

E. Steve Woodle, MD, William A. Altemeier Chair in Surgery and director of the division of transplantation, has been invited to speak at the Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming public workshop, "Effects of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury (IRI) on Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation,” held Sept. 8-9 in Silver Spring, MD.

Woodle will present a lecture entitled, "Clinical Trial Design Considerations in Registration Trials for Delayed Allograft Function.” 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 inform the FDA’s recommendations on clinical trial design for products designed to treat IRI and related conditions in kidney transplant recipients..

E. coli

Weiss Participates in a Washington Colloquium

Alison Weiss, PhD, a professor in the molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology department, participated in the American Academy of Microbiology’s (AAM) "FAQ: E. coli" mini-colloquium Thursday, Sept. 1, at AAM headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was one of a select number of participants in the all-day meeting, which included full and breakout sessions. Weiss’ lab focuses on host-pathogen reactions with regard to infectious diarrhea caused by E. coli 0157:H7.

Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD

Harvard Nuerologist Schlaug Presents on Music and Brain

Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University, will present the Daniel L. Kline Neuroscience Lecture at noon Thursday, Sept. 15, in Kresge Auditorium. His topic will be, "Music Making Changes Brains: Implications for Brain Development, Brain Disorders, and Neurorehabilitation.” Schlaug has conducted studies in the area of music and brain plasticity, including use of musical training to promote neuronal health, plasticity and recovery of function. The lecture is sponsored by the Daniel L. Kline Neuroscience Fund, the Neuroscience Graduated Program, the UC Basic Neuroscience Center and the College-Conservatory of Music.

Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD

Shaughnessy Calling for Race Members

Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, is organizing a UC Health team to participate in the Komen Race for the Cure, Sept. 24.  You can join this UC Health team online by going to  The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure website (do not go directly to sign up, or they won’t put you on a team). Participants get a T-shirt from Komen and a T-shirt from UC Health. You can participate as much or as little as you want. For more information, contact Lacey at (513) 584-0412.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

Cardiology Grand Rounds Sept. 7: Florence Rothenberg, MD, division of cardiovascular diseases, will present, "Cardiac Troponin Elevation in Critically Ill Patients Without Coronary Disease: Significance and Management" at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Medical Science Bulding, Room E-351.


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