Broderick to Test Surgery in Space
Timothy Broderick, MD, medical director for UC's Center for Surgical Innovation, and three NASA astronauts went undersea today to test new concepts for space medicine and lunar exploration. The 18-day mission is the ninth-and longest-in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations program. On Monday, April 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnatians will be able to speak directly to Dr. Broderick and the NASA team in their underwater laboratory off the Florida coast. The team will talk about current telesurgery research experiments and take "attendees" on a virtual tour of their tiny living space. For more information, call (513) 287-7074.
UC Hosts Black Surgeon Society
UC's department of surgery will host nearly 100 prominent black surgeons from across the United States at the 16th annual scientific meeting of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons. The meeting, in Cincinnati for the first time, will be held April 6-8. Chaired by Kenneth Davis, MD, the meeting will showcase key research and surgical projects-including the renovation of UC's surgical amphitheater and telesurgery experiments through the Center for Surgical Innovation. For more information, contact Gilda Young at email@example.com.
Hoxworth Takes Donors to the Ballpark
Hoxworth Blood Center is rewarding blood donors by giving them a chance to see the 2006 Cincinnati Reds in action. During April, blood and platelet donors will automatically be entered into a drawing to win four premium tickets to eight 2006 Cincinnati Reds regular-season home games. The seats are 10 rows behind the Reds dugout and have a total retail value of $960. For more information or to schedule a donation appointment, call Hoxworth at (513) 451-0910 or visit www.hoxworth.org/reds.
Tibor Greenwalt Memorial Service
A memorial service for Tibor Greenwalt, MD, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center. Dr. Greenwalt, a pioneer blood researcher and former director of UC's Hoxworth Blood Center, died July 17, 2005. In retirement, Dr. Greenwalt served as emeritus director of research at Hoxworth and emeritus professor of internal medicine and pathology at UC. For more information, contact Margaret O'Leary at (513) 558-1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about Dr. Greenwalt, visit www.hoxworth.org/greenwalt/.
Fulkerson Wins Seed Grant Research Award
Patricia Fulkerson, a third-year student in the MD/PhD program, was one of 40 young researchers nationally to be awarded a 2006 seed grant from the American Medical Association Foundation. Fulkerson will use her $2,500 grant to fund her research project, "Expression and Inhibitory Activity of RGS Proteins in Eosinophils." Established in 1999, the Seed Grant Research Program provides grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to medical students, residents and fellows who conduct basic science, applied or clinical research projects. For more information, visit www.amafoundation.org.
Center for Hyperbaric Medicine Hosts Dinner, Open House
The University Hospital Center for Hyperbaric Medicine is hosting an open house followed by a free dinner and CME/CEU presentation on Thursday, April 13. Laurie Gesell, MD, of UC's emergency department, will be at the center from 2 to 5 p.m. to answer questions. At 6 p.m., Caroline Fife, MD, associate chief medical director of Praxis Clinical Services, will present "Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment 2006: Understanding Mechanisms of Action and Evidence for Effectiveness" at the Kingsgate Conference Center. RSVP to (513) 585-CARE (2273) by Thursday, April 6, for the dinner and presentation.
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