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Date: Monday, April 11, 2005

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UC Heart & Vascular Center Continues to Grow

The UC Heart & Vascular Center, a collaborative multi-specialty effort to streamline the care of patients with heart, lung and vascular disease, continues to grow and expand its patient care capabilities. In addition to their location in University Hospital, UC Heart & Vascular has offices for patient evaluation and diagnostic testing at University Pointe in West Chester and the Medical Office Building adjacent to Christ Hospital. UC Heart & Vascular is made up of physicians with expertise in cardiology, vascular surgery, pulmonary medicine, general thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and internal medicine/pediatrics. In 2004, UC Heart & Vascular saw more than 5,000 patients and performed more than 2,400 diagnostic tests including treadmills, echocardiograms, nuclear studies, and peripheral vascular testing. It is anticipated that UC Heart & Vascular will continue to grow rapidly as new physicians come on board and as additional physician practices in the community refer patients for diagnostic testing. For more information, call 888-5UC-HEART (888-582-4327) or visit


On the Move at UC

Nearly 450 people came out to kick off On the Move at UC, the university's affiliate of a national effort to help individuals and communities across the nation improve their health and quality of life. If you weren't able to join in the event, go to and click on JOIN NOW. Check the "individual registration" and enter UCMC for the registration code. Once you have registered, follow the instructions you receive via e-mail to receive your free pedometer. You also can find information about On the Move at UC on the Medical Center's homepage at or by contacting the Public Relations Department at 558-4553 or


State of the Medical Center Address

Join Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, as she presents the 2005 State of the Medical Center address Tuesday, April 19, at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided.  


Hoxworth Issues "Critical Appeal"

Hoxworth Blood Center has issued a critical appeal for donors with all blood types, especially Type O. As of last Monday, the community's blood supply was down 683 units, including 487 units below in O+, the type used most often at local hospitals. The appeal is the first of its kind since October 2003. Anyone interested in donating blood can visit one of Hoxworth's eight neighborhood donor centers (listed here) or contact the appointment center at 513-451-0910.


Shay Featured for April 14 Gall Lectureship

Jerry Shay, PhD, will be the speaker for the annual Edward A. Gall Lectureship, presented by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Shay is vice chair of the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His lecture is titled, "Aging and Cancer: Are Telomeres and Telomerase the Connection?" The lecture is scheduled for noon Thursday, April 14, in Kresge Auditorium.


Henney, Graham Honored by AMSA

Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, and Robert Graham, MD, Robert and Myfanwy Smith Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, have been honored with the Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).  This award, AMSA's most prestigious individual honor, is given to those whose careers reflect a sustained commitment to the values and ideals of AMSA over a period of at least 30 years and whose achievements are national or international in scope. This award is most often given to past AMSA leaders, but recognizes those outside AMSA as well.


Leikauf to Chair Study Section

George Leikauf, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, has accepted an invitation to chair the Lung Injury, Repair and Remodeling Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. His term begins July 2005 and runs through June 2006. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. 


Queen City 101

In 1990, Cincinnati was still among the world's leading manufacturing centers, having the world's largest trunk factory, women's shoe factory, tannery, printing ink plant, carriage and wagon industry, iron safe industry and lithographic printing industry.

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