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Date: Monday, February 21, 2005

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New 64-Slice CT Scanner a Key Diagnostic Tool

A new, state-of-the-art 64-Slice CT scanner at the UC Department of Radiology provides physicians with images of their patients in detail not possible before. And the speed at which the scanner works allows it to gather high-resolution images faster than earlier scanners, while providing a more accurate diagnosis. The device was the 15th of its kind to be installed when it arrived at UC in the fall of 2004 and is still the first in Cincinnati. In addition to its patient care capabilities, the scanner will be used by many around the medical center for various research projects. Read more about the new scanner.


Broderick to Serve on NIH Board

Joseph Broderick, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology, has been named to the Clinical Disorders and Aging Study Section, Center for Scientific Review of the NIH for a term beginning immediately and running through June 2007. Members were selected based on achievement in their scientific discipline and quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.


UC|21 Team Plans to Grow Research Excellence

Although UC is already among the top 50 research universities in the United States, Implementation Team 2 of the UC|21 Team is developing ways to achieve the UC|21 goal "Grow Our Research Excellence." The team believes that the path involves creating interdisciplinary centers, removing barriers to research success, and building stronger partnerships with industry, and has proposed a plan to develop at least five new interdisciplinary research centers over the next five years to focus on emerging research and funding opportunities. "The primary requirement for establishment of these centers and institutes is that they must be interdisciplinary, said Peter Stambrook, PhD, co-leader of the team and chair of the COM's Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy. "They will normally involve industry, other educational entities and/or community organizations, for funding, oversight, operations." The team has also proposed actions to remove barriers to research excellence and ways to improve academic-industrial partnerships.


Tsunami Relief Efforts Raise More Than $81,000

We'd like to send out a thanks and congratulations to all our colleagues for their help in the tremendous response to December's devastating tsunami. The UC community, along with NKU and Xavier, has raised more than $81,000 for relief effortsa truly inspiring outpouring of assistance. 


Nutrition Mentors Sought

The College of Medicine is developing a Nutrition Scholars Path for the Medical Student Scholars Program, and is looking for COM faculty mentors. The proposed program includes experiences for medical students throughout the four-year curriculum. Student experiences may include nutrition-related conferences, rounds, journal clubs, professional meetings and clinical rotations.  An essential and valuable component of the program will be a faculty mentor who meets with the student scholar on a monthly basis and provides some shadowing experiences. Anyone interested in serving as a faculty mentor to a student with an interest in nutrition, please contact Bonnie Brehm, PhD, at 558-7502 or e-mail


Arterburn to Serve on Obesity Committee

David Arterburn, MD, of UC's Department of Internal Medicine and the Institute for the Study of Health, has been asked by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to serve through June 2005 on a committee to develop a "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity." In addition, Dr. Arterburn recently published an article about the economic impact of obesity in the International Journal of Obesity. Information about this research appears in today's Los Angeles Times. View the LA Times article.


Warshawsky, Colleague Publish Textbook

David Warshawsky, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, and Joe Landolph of the University of Southern California, are authors of a book titled Molecular Carcinogenesis and Human Cancer which is being published by CRS Press in 2005.


Abler Selected for AOA

Vic Abler, MD, has been selected for faculty membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Chapter. Dr. Abler is a graduate of our neurology residency program. 


Annual Black History Banquet Slated for Saturday

Join the Student National Medical Association and the Office of Minority Students Affairs at the 2005 Annual Black History Banquet from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center. Bradley Jackson, MD, president of the Cincinnati Medical Association, will present the keynote address. For more information, contact, Angela Battle at 558-4898 or e-mail


Queen City 101

The first heart-lung machine, making open heart surgery possible, was developed at Cincinnati

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