Update: COM Dean Search
The committee searching for the next College of Medicine dean has made its recommendations of three finalists to Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs. Dr. Henney has invited the candidates and their spouses back for additional meetings with Medical Center and university faculty and staff and community leaders. Her goal is to have a new dean in place by early to mid-summer.
COM Ranks Well in U.S. News
U.S.News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools" rankings are out, and the COM once again performed well. In the Top Medical Schools' Research category, UC jumped two spots from #43 to #41. The Department of Pediatrics held its strong 4th-place ranking among top specialty programs in pediatrics. View results online.
Kickoff for On the Move at UC
UC is joining with the state of Ohio to support On the Move, a national effort to help individuals and communities across the nation improve their health and quality of life. Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, kicks off "On the Move at UC" at 12:30 p.m. April 6 (this Wednesday) on the front steps of the Health Professions Building (rain location is Kresge Lobby in the MSB). Dr. Henney will explain the On the Move at UC program, and the group will share healthy snacks and embark on a one-mile walk around campus. Participants even receive a free pedometer. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the kickoff and in the overall effort by walking more each day, eating better and maintaining a healthy weight. Additional information is available at 558-4553 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Jensen Named Honorary MD
Elwood V. Jensen, PhD, who last year received the Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, will receive an honorary MD from the University of Athens, Greece, today. The honor recognizes Dr. Jensen's research into the action of steroid hormones and their use in the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Jensen, distinguished university professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and George and Elizabeth Wile Chair for Cancer Research, will be in Athens to present the opening plenary lecture of the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation.
First National Adult Sickle Cell Symposium Slated for April 7-8
UC and the Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) are hosting the first-ever national symposium to discuss the needs of adults with sickle cell disease, for whom resources and care facilities are lacking. The symposium will be held April 7 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and April 8 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. CME credits are available and an application has been submitted for nursing CEUs. Registration is $50 and can be completed online at http://www.conferencing.uc.edu/sicklecell. For more information call 513-584-6178.
Searching For Old PDA's
The Office of Medical Education is helping to identify where particular topics such as geriatrics, women's health, nutrition and biostatistics are taught or could be included in the curriculum. Medical Education has developed software that allows students who regularly attend lectures to use their PDA's to enter the date, lecture, topic and any relevant comments, however, not all students have PDA's. Anyone who has an old PDA that is no longer being used is asked to send them to Medical Education. The PDA's will be put to use for this worthwhile endeavor. All personal information can easily be removed from a PDA by resetting it or by removing the batteries and letting it run down. To donate your old PDA or for more information, please contact Kathy Grauvogel via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queen City 101
According to the results of a national pun contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance and local libraries, Greater Cincinnati boasts the funniest intersection in America: the crossroads of Barret Road and Grinn Drive in West Chester. Get it? The intersection of Grinn and Barrett.