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Date: Monday, April 18, 2005

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Reminder: State of the Academic Health Center Address is Tomorrow

Don't forget to join Jane E. Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, for the 2005 State of the Academic Health Center Address tomorrow (Tuesday, April 19) at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.  


Privitera First Physician in Tristate to Shift to EMR

Michael Privitera, MD, Department of Neurology and medical director of UC Physicians, became the first physician in the Tristate to shift to Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Dr. Privitera said he began researching the shift to EMR more than a year ago, after many of the 500-plus members of UC Physicians indicated that EMR was needed. Dr. Privitera demonstrated this new technology last month at University Pointe.


Nominate a Colleague for Quality Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the President's Quality Service Awards. All permanent employees on University payroll are eligible for nomination; up to six winning individuals and two teams will be announced by early June. You can learn more about the Quality Service Initiative and nominate a colleague at Nominations will be accepted through May 13.


UC Research May Explain Prostate Cancer Death Rates Among Black Men

New research by the College of Medicine's Alex Lentsch, PhD, Department of Surgery, shows a gene mutation once used to protect against malaria may be the reason prostate cancer tumors grow more aggressively. Since the gene mutation is found in 70 percent of African-Americans, it would explain the higher prostate cancer death rates among African-American me. Dr. Lentsch led the research, which was presented earlier this month at the American Society of Investigative Pathology sessions of the Experimental Biology 2005 conference. The research was funded by the United States Army Medical and Material Command.


La Barbera, ITC a "Featured Resource"

A set of more than 60 reproductive physiology multimedia modules developed by Andrew R. La Barbera, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) have been designated as "featured resources" at HEAL (the Health Education Assets Library and National Digital Library). These modules, made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, also represent the reproductive block of the physiology course for first-year students. They were available for the first time this year to students who volunteered to participate in a research study to assess module effectiveness. View the multimedia modules.


Queen City 101

On March 15, 1867, Cincinnati City Council passed an ordinance accepting the gift of a public fountain, to be located between Vine and Walnut streets. The fountain, of course, would later grace Fountain Square.

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