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Date: Monday, March 5, 2012

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Andrew Filak, Jr., MD
Andrew Filak, Jr., MD

Next Senior Associate Dean Presentation March 20

The next presentation by a UC College of Medicine senior associate dean will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Kresge Auditorium, when Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, will discuss the college’s medical educational mission.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, senior associate dean for operations and finance Lori Mackey presented "College of Medicine Finances: The Things We Need to Know.” Mackey shared information about the college’s budget, financial challenges and the strategy for managing the current situation in order to remain strong.

Both a video of Mackey’s presentation and the full PowerPoint are available online.

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

Register for Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Registration for the eighth annual "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer" public education forum ends on Monday, March 12.

The forum, presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati, will provide timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on ongoing research. It will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17, at UC’s Reading Campus, 2180 E. Galbraith Road.

Julia Brody, PhD, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute, will give the keynote address, "Who's Minding the Store? Suspect Chemicals in Everyday Products and Pollution."

Registration is $20. Nursing continuing education credits are available. For more information, contact Veronica Ratliffat 513-636-8307 or

Thomas Boat, MD
Thomas Boat, MD

Boat Chairs IOM Panel Reviewing Pediatric Drug Study Laws

College of Medicine Dean Thomas Boat, MD, chaired an Institute of Medicine panel which reported this month on federal laws for pediatric drug studies.

The report found federal laws that motivate or require drug and biologic developers to conduct pediatric studies have yielded beneficial information to guide the use of medications in children.

The report, sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, also identifies ways that Congress and the FDA could further improve the utility of clinical information obtained from pediatric studies, including expanding innovative strategies to research drugs and biologics in children, requiring long-term pediatric studies of possible safety risks, and giving FDA flexibility to impose sanctions for unreasonably delayed studies.

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Frank McCormack, MD
Frank McCormack, MD

McCormack Receives ATS Achievement Award

Frank McCormack, MD, B. Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair and professor in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, department of internal medicine, has received The American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

This award is given for contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care or advocacy. McCormack is known internationally for his research in pulmonary innate immunity and genetic interstitial lung diseases, particularly lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

McCormack will receive the award at the 2012 ATS International Conference, held May 18-23 in San Francisco.

Lee Zimmer, MD
Lee Zimmer, MD, Phd

Philip Theodosopoulos, MD
Philip Theodosopoulos, MD

Zimmer and Theodosopoulos Invited to 5th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery

Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, have been invited to present several topics during the 5th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of the Brain, Skull Base & Spine, held March 29 to April 1 in Vienna, Austria.

During the conference, Zimmer will present, "Sinonasal Quality of Life Changes After Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery,” and Theodosopoulos will discuss, "Endoscopic and Medical Management of Recurrent Pituitary Adenoma.”

Together, they will present, "Sinunasal Malignancies: Endoscopic, Open or Both?” and participate in group presentations on endoscopic endonasal approaches in surgery.

Gregg Boothe
Gregg Boothe

Boothe Appointed Hoxworth Associate Director and COO

Effective March 1, Gregg Boothe has been named Hoxworth Blood Center associate director and chief operating officer.

Boothe has served as the interim associate director for Hoxworth since the retirement of Susan Wilkinson, EdD, in July of 2011.

He is a graduate of UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Medicine and has over 27 years of blood banking experience, the last 19 years with Hoxworth Blood Center.

Julia Brody, PhD
Julia Brody, PhD

Fuel Your Fire: Explore Research Tools to Investigate Environmental Health Issues March 16

Community members are invited to attend "Fuel Your Fire: Explore Research Tools to Investigate Environmental Health Issues” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road.

The event will give attendees the opportunity to hear from breast cancer researcher Julia Brody, PhD, about Silent Spring Institute’s work to identify and break the link between environmental chemicals and women’s health.

The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, call Sarah Elam at 513-558-2149.

College of Medicine
College of Medicine

New Online Opportunities in CME

UC’s Continuing Medical Education department has recently posted a new online CME activity, recorded at a live roundtable meeting at the Centers for Disease Control.

The activity, "Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Community Hospital: Practical Tools & Techniques for Implementation,” contains one introduction module and 9 CME/CE modules. Each module can be viewed separately for CME/CE credit.

For more CME opportunities, visit

UC Academic Health Center
UC Academic Health Center

Upcoming Lectures and Seminars

  • Otolaryngology Grand Rounds March 7: Christopher Runyan, MD, PhD, division of plastic surgery, will present, "Allograft Revitalization: A New Paradigm for Craniofacial Reconstruction,” at 7 a.m. in MSB E-351.
  • Surgical Grand Rounds March 7: Kirby Bland, MD, Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor & Chair of surgery at the University of Alabama/Birmingham, will serve as the Fourteenth Annual William A. Altemeier Visiting Professor and present, "Preservation of Surgical Academia in the Advanced Flexnerian Academic Health Center,” at 8 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater.
  • Environmental Health Wednesday Seminar Series March 7: Xia Huo, MD, PhD, professor, director of the analytical cytology lab and chief of the research administration office at Shantou University Medical College, will present, "E-Waste Recycling Exposes the Locals to Mixed Chemicals,” at 10 a.m. in the Kettering Building’s Kehoe Auditorium.
  • Lucille & Smith Gibson Endowed Lecture in Dermatology March 8: Paul Bergstresser, MD, professor of dermatology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present, "Melanoma: Detection, Public Health and Therapies,” at 10 a.m. in the Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) in Hoxworth Blood Center.
  • Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds March 9: Azra Raza, MD, director of the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss, "Translational research in myelodysplastic syndromes,” at 8 a.m. in MSB 6051.
  • Communications Sciences Research Center Colloquium Lecture March 12: Suzanne Boyce, PhD, professor of communication sciences and disorders, will present "Tracking Changes in Speech Intelligibility Over Time: Clinical Implications for Hearing Impairment, Sleep Deprivation, and Parkinson’s Disease,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Location S Building., Room S1.204.


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