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Date: Monday, May 2, 2005

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Internal Medicine Faculty Join World-Renowned Board

Two Department of Internal Medicine experts on post-transplant malignancies, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, and Guy Neff, MD, have been appointed to the board of directors of the world-renowned Israel Penn International Transplant Tumor Registry. The Registry, which provides data on patients who have developed malignancies after organ transplants, is the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world.


Burkhardt Selected for Spirit of Community Award

Mary Carol Burkhardt, UC-II, has been selected to receive the Spirit of Community Award at the 2005 University Recognition Ceremony later this month. This award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the "spirit of community" by serving their fellow majors, college, the University and the world beyond our campus. Charles Collins, MD, COM assistant dean, will present the award. Congratulations, Mary Carol, for being chosen for this prestigious honor.


Final Cancer Seminar Series This Friday

The final Cancer Center Seminar Series until September is scheduled for Friday, May 6, and will feature Myles Brown, MD, chief of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Brown's seminar is titled "Chromatin Dynamics and Chromosome-Scale Analysis of Steroid Receptor Action."  It will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center and is CME accredited.


Photo Exhibit Recounts Amazon Visit

The Health Sciences Library's computer lab (MSB E-680) is housing a photo exhibit that chronicles the journey that Jon Hughes, UC professor of English and journalism, took with UC Family Practice physicians, residents and students down the Amazon. The group traveled from village to village conducting day-long clinics. The exhibit, "Medicine in the Amazon River Headwaters," runs through June 12. 


AIT&L Continues Services Through Construction

The Health Sciences Library in the MSB might be boarded up, but AIT&L's many services continue uninterrupted and ever-improving in eight separate locations. Look for detailed information about all services on the AIT&L Web site (, or call 558-5628. By 2007 most of AIT&L will return to a new, state-of-the-art "one-stop-shop" facility in the renovated MSB, which will provide physical information services to complement AIT&L's continuing virtual "anytime/anywhere" information access.


Queen City 101

In May, the average temperature in Greater Cincinnati is 63 degrees and the area sees an average rainfall of four inches.

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