IM Names Research Grand Rounds Winners
The Department of Internal Medicine has named the winners of the department's 2005 Trainees' Research Grand Rounds. In the clinical research area, winners were Michael Benedict, MD (first place), Harpinder Kalra, MD (second place), Jared Hagaman, MD (honorable mention), and Caitlin Giesler, MD (honorable mention). In basic research, winners were Stella Nicolaou, BSc, and Lisa Young, MD (tied for first place), and Cleo Mesa Jr., PhD (honorable mention). Congratulations to all!
COM Offers "Summer Surgery Experience"
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery, in tandem with the Dean"s Office, is wrapping up the final week of a new course called "Summer Surgery Experience at UC." This two-week program teaches 10 undergraduates from various colleges the ins and outs of surgery. Specifically, participants are being exposed to cardiac anatomy and physiology, learning cardiac diagnostic techniques, receiving hands-on experience in the clinical skills lab, learning about the DaVinci robot and shadowing in the operating room. The students also perform library research on several clinical cases and will give a presentation later this week at the close of the program. Walter Merrill, MD, and John Flege Jr., MD, are the sponsors. Medical student teaching assistants Justin Stevens and Karen Ayres are providing guidance, and Karen Christian, academic director in the Dean's Office, is serving as the program coordinator.
UC Cancer Center Needs Your Help
The UC Cancer Center is benefiting from many local events this summer and needs your help. Volunteers can lend a hand June 25 at the Community Cancer Education Day or at the AVP Nissan beach volleyball series June 30-July 3. Help is also needed at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open July 16-24, and at "My Mother, My Daughter, Myself" breast cancer luncheon on September 14. Luncheon volunteers are needed at the event and for pre-event planning. For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Linda Karr at 558-8624.
Two from COM Selected to Present at National Conference
Two fellows from the College of Medicine, Tiffany Kaiser, PharmD, Department of Internal Medicine, and Adele Rike, PharmD, Department of Surgery, were recently selected to provide presentations at the American Transplant Congress Fellows ConferenceAdvances in Organ Transplantation. Dr. Rike's presentation, selected as the best clinical presentation at the conference, was "Predictors of Cardiovascular Risk in Renal Transplant Patients and Comparison of Framingham Risk in Early Corticosteroid Withdrawal Versus Chronic Corticosteroids." Dr. Kaiser's presentation was "Early Corticosteroid Cessation in Living Donor Renal Transplant Recipients with Positive Flow Cytometric Crossmatches."
Queen City 101
The Roebling Suspension Bridge opened on Jan. 1, 1867, providing a much-needed overland link between Kentucky and Ohio.