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Date: Monday, May 23, 2005

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Stern Named COM Dean

David M. Stern, MD, will be appointed dean of the UC College of Medicine and Christian R. Holmes Professor of Medicine effective Aug. 1, pending approval by the university's board of trustees. Dr. Stern has served since April 2002 as dean of medicine and professor of medicine, physiology and graduate studies at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Ga.). Dr. Stern will also have a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. His research focuses on vascular dysfunction related to diabetes, ischemia and Alzheimer's disease. "David Stern is a proven leader in academic medicine," said Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs. "The University of Cincinnati is very fortunate to attract someone of his caliber." Read the full news release about Dr. Stern’s appointment.


Three Receive Drake Medals, COM's Highest Honor

Thomas Boat, MD, Thomas Fogarty, MD, and Martin Samuels, MD, received Daniel Drake Medals at a dinner in their honor after the COM's Honors Day celebration on May 21. Dr. Boat is director of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation and chairman of the COM's Department of Pediatrics. He is also physician-in-chief and a member of the board of trustees of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Fogarty is an internationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon, inventor, entrepreneur and vintner. He has been involved with a wide range of innovations in business and technology. Dr. Samuels, neurologist-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, is a leading authority on neuromedicine, a field he primarily defined.


Guard Voted Chair-Elect of AAMC Group

Roger Guard, chief information officer of the Academic Health Center, has been voted chair-elect of the Group on Information Resources (GIR), a professional development arm of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Guard served on the GIR's steering committee from 2000 to 2003.


Jarrell to Received Distinguished Alumni Award

Judy Jarrell, EdD, director of continuing medical education at the COM, has been chosen to receive the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences.


Hill Joins NCURA Board

Tamara Hill, business administrator for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the UC Cancer Center, has been selected for a two-year term on the board of directors of the National College and University Researcher Administrators.


Post-Docs Present at Research Forum

Twenty-two postdoctoral trainees presented posters for competition at the seventh annual Postdoctoral Fellows Research Forum held earlier this month at the COM. Chris Mayhew, PhD, of the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, won first place. Michael Barnes, rheumatology, Bastiano Sanna, molecular cardiovascular biology and Dr. Kumar Shanmukhappa, pediatric gastroenterology, all at Cincinnati Children's, tied for second place. Dr. Quinghang Liu, molecular cardiovascular biology, Cincinnati Children's, and Dr. Kelly McLean, cardiothoracic surgery, COM, tied for third place. 


Clarification: Today's Structural Biology Meeting

Last week's edition of the Dean's List did not list the date of the special mini-symposium to commemorate the establishment of the macromolecular X-ray crystallography facility at the Medical Center. The symposium, "Understanding Biology through X-ray Crystallography," will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center.


Queen City 101

Cincinnati icon Graeter's Ice Cream got its start on April 5, 1870 when Louis Graeter started selling ice cream from a Court Street market stand in downtown.

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