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Date: Monday, March 14, 2005

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Heffelfinger Honored as 'Leading Woman'

Sue Heffelfinger, MD, PhD, of UC's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, was honored last week by Leading Women at the 11th annual Celebration of Women Luncheon. Dr. Heffelfinger was among 21 women celebrated at the luncheon and was nominated in the Technology/Science/Research category for her work with UC's Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center. Leading Women was founded in 1995 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishing a woman's right to vote. Since then, Leading Women has taken the opportunity to honor area women annually. For more information, visit


UC Cancer Center to Host AACE

The UC Cancer Center and the Barrett Center will host the 39th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE) in September. The conference provides attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest approaches for translating new knowledge into clinical cancer care; develop new skills in the design, development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of cancer education programs; identify federal and non-federal sources of support for education programs; and network with colleagues. There is also an opportunity to present work and research and share educational curricula. The deadline for abstracts is April 1. Abstracts can be submitted online only at


Biddinger to Serve as OSP President

Paul Biddinger, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will begin a two year term this spring as president of the Ohio Society of Pathologists (OSP), the state pathology society. Dr. Biddinger formerly served as president-elect and chair of the program committee of OSP. He was also recently appointed to the Pathology Test Development Committee for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.


Final Total Out for Key to the Cure Campaign

Saks Fifth Avenue has raised $14,192 for UC Cancer Center and the Barrett Center during its annual Key to the Cure campaign. The Saks Shopping Weekend, during which Saks' downtown store donated 2 percent of all sales to UC and the Barrett Center, realized $13,144. Saks employees contributed the rest.


DNA Core Facility Offers Free Workshops

The DNA Core Facility will be conducting free workshops for the COM research community to provide an overview of the services it offers. COM researchers can learn about such services as DNA synthesis, DNA sequencing, fragment analysis and vendor-stock programs. Workshops are scheduled for 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in MSB 4051 on March 15 and March 22.  Since refreshments will be served, please RSVP to


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Queen City 101

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