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Date: Monday, May 22, 2006

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All-Campus Blood Drive This Week

Hoxworth Blood Center will hold its spring all-campus blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this week in Tangeman University Center. All UC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit


Center for Surgical Innovation Unveiled

On June 1, the surgery department will unveil a permanent home for its Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI), a state-of-the art teaching and research center dedicated to expanding the frontiers of medicine through research and innovative thinking. An interdisciplinary collaboration between the departments of surgery and biomedical engineering, CSI regularly collaborates with industry and government entities to improve surgical education and develop innovative, minimally invasive surgical methods. Look for more information about the new center in the June edition of Findings or visit the surgery department’s Web site at


Nguyen Wins Overall Award at Conference

Second-year medical student Doug Nguyen won the overall poster award at the recent 47th annual National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas. The conference featured the research of medical and graduate students and medical residents who have previously won awards at regional or school competitions. Nguyen, who worked with Ray Boissy, PhD, professor of dermatology, and research instructor Prashiela Manga, PhD, also won first place in the dermatology section for his poster, “Microthalmia Transcription Factor and Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Mediate Cytotoxicity to Reactive Oxygen Species in Human Melanocytes.” Classmate Tifany Nolan also competed with her poster “MRI ‘T1 Black Holes’ are Medicated By CD8+T Cells in an MS Model.”


Migraine, Back Pain, Sleep and Depression Health Fair

UC Physicians, in conjunction with the Health Alliance and GlaxoSmithKline, will host a free health fair on migraines, back pain, sleep and depression on Saturday, June 17, at Kingsgate Conference Center. The event, from 9 a.m. to noon, features information sessions and free health screenings for cholesterol, anxiety, depression and pulmonary (lung) function. All are invited to attend, but reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP, call Kim Benna at (513) 558-7581.


Docs Attend Business School

Six physicians and one business manager from the Academic Health Center have just completed the first UC Physicians Executive Development Program, a 10-month course that provides health professionals with overviews of typical MBA-type courses, such as accounting, finance and marketing. Developed by the UC College of Business, the program’s goal is to help physicians and business managers run their practices more effectively. Graduates of the inaugural class include Michael Archdeacon, MD, orthopedics; Joseph Broderick, MD, neurology; William Hurford, MD, anesthesiology; David Ficker, MD, neurology; Brett Kissela, MD, neurology; Marcia Miladinov, business manager, orthopedics; and Michael Privitera, MD, neurology. For more information on the program, contact Jens Stephan at


Kenter to Present at World Meeting

Keith Kenter, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, will present his recent research at the biannual European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy to be held May 24-27 in Innsbruck, Austria. Dr. Kenter will give a biomechanical analysis of two different repair techniques for type II SLAP lesions. He also will present research on the histological and biomechanical evaluation of flexor tendon repairs with a biological scaffold in rabbits with medical student Irfran Asif, medical resident John Franklin, MD, engineering professor Jason Shearn, PhD, and orthopaedic surgery chair Peter Stern, MD.

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