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Date: Monday, June 6, 2005

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Fischer, Cost Receive Humanism in Medicine Awards

David Fischer, MD, Department of Surgery, and Christopher P. Cost, UC-IV, are the 2005 recipients of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The award, granted to one faculty member and one graduating medical student, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families. It also serves to spur activities at medical schools related to training compassionate and scientifically proficient physicians.


Warnick to Chair Section on Tumors

Ronald Warnick, MD, director of the Division of Neuro-oncology in UC's Department of Neurosurgery, has been appointed chairman of the Section on Tumors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The Section is made up of neurosurgeons that specialize in the care of patients with brain tumors, and serves in an advisory capacity on issues related to their specialty while providing a forum for education and research on tumors of the nervous system.


Lockey Named Liaison to U.S. Congressional Staff

James Lockey, MD, Department of Environmental Health, has been named the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's (ACOEM) liaison with congressional staff on the medical criteria and medical monitoring provisions of legislation regarding liability for workplace exposures to asbestos.


University Family Physicians Receives Grant from Emery Memorial

University Family Physicians has received a grant from the Thomas J. Emery Memorial to support its "Home Sweet Home" project. The goal of the project is to teach medical students and family medicine residents how to provide high quality home care to Greater Cincinnati's homebound citizens, including those who are low income or terminally ill. It is expected that home visits by physicians will improve quality of life and enable many patients to avoid or at least delay nursing home placement. The project is directed by Doug Smucker, MD, associate professor of family medicine. 


More Family Medicine News: Diller Named Educator of the Year

The Ohio Academy of Family Practice has named Phil Diller, MD, PhD, associate professor of family medicine, the Family Medicine Educator of the Year. The award acknowledges his outstanding teaching skills, success as an education administrator, research productivity and inspiring leadership. Dr. Diller, a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency Program, joined the Department in 1991. He has been director of the department's residency program since 1999.


Yakuboff Elected to AAPS

Kevin Yakuboff, MD, director of hand and microsurgery in the Department of Surgery, has been elected a Fellow of American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Yakuboff has also been chief of plastic surgery at Shriner's Hospital since 1988.


Thatcher Celebrates 30 Years This Month

Gail Thatcher of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, celebrates 30 years at the University of Cincinnati this month. Thatcher, who has been with the department for more than two years, will be retiring at the end of June.


Queen City 101

Greater Cincinnati boasts the world's largest collection of non-religious murals, which are housed at both the Museum Center (Union Terminal) and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Originally, all of the murals were housed in Union Terminal.

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