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Date: Monday, June 5, 2006

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Cardiology Changes Name

The division of cardiology has changed its name to the division of cardiovascular diseases to better reflect its current scope and expertise. The division, led by newly appointed director Neal Weintraub, MD, comprises 33 clinicians and researchers.


Basic Disaster Life Support Program

The American Medical Association will host its Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) training program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The BDLS course provides the necessary education to help health professionals handle catastrophic emergencies, such as terrorist acts, explosions, fires, natural disasters and outbreaks or epidemics of infectious diseases. The course will be held in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. Registration is $175, but free to licensed medical professionals who sign up as volunteers of the Ohio Medical Reserve Corps (OMRC). For more information or to register, visit For more information on the OMRC, visit


Rhodes Appointed to NIH Study Section

Judith Rhodes, PhD, of the pathology and laboratory medicine department, has accepted a two-year term as a member of the Pathogenic Eukaryotes Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review. Rhodes will review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make application recommendations to the NIH national advisory council and board, and survey the status of research in various scientific fields.


New Diabetes Program

A team of physicians, nurses and pharmacists from UC and University Hospital (UH) have established DiabetesNow!, a new program that provides cutting-edge care resources and education for practitioners caring for diabetes or hyperglycemia inpatients at UH. Led by Mercedes Falciglia, MD, the program offers intensive practitioner education and protocols on insulin use. It will also establish diabetes resource specialists for every unit in the hospital. Launched in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, DiabetesNow! is being implemented throughout the hospital. For more information, call Falciglia at (513) 558-3811.


Honored Lecturer

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, of the nephrology division, was selected to deliver the John E. Cunio, MD, memorial lecture for the National Kidney Foundation. Roy-Chaudhury discussed ďVascular Stenosis: From Bedside to Bench to BedsideĒ during the seventh annual lecture held at the University of Miami, Florida, on May 24.


New NetWellness Expert

Each month, The Deanís List would like to recognize faculty members who volunteer their time to provide expert information, articles and opinions on, the consumer health Web site that UC produces in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and Ohio State universities. This monthís newly added health expert on breast cancer is Zeina Nahleh, MD, assistant professor in the hematology and oncology division and director of UCís breast oncology program. Nahleh joins 154 other UC colleagues on the NetWellness expert panel. For more information on becoming a NetWellness expert, contact Doris Haag at (513) 558-5123.


Postdocs Win Awards at Research Forum

Three UC postdoctoral fellows won poster awards at the eighth annual Postdoctoral Fellows Research Forum held May 17 at the College of Medicine. David Manka, PhD, of genome science, won second place and received $500. Lisa Morey, PhD, of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, and Michael Schnekenburger, PhD, of environmental health, tied for third place and each received $250.



The May 29 issue of The Deanís List inadvertently omitted Rick Ricer, MD, of family medicine, from the list of Silver and Gold Apple winners. Ricer received a Silver Apple from the 2006 graduating class. 

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