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Date: Monday, March 15, 2004

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Events Celebrate Match Day This Thursday

Match Day, one of the seminal moments in a physician's career, is this Thursday, March 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in MSB E-351.  UC President Nancy Zimpher, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs Jane Henney, M.D., and COM Dean William J. Martin II, M.D. will be attending.  Match Day results will be televised into Kresge on the big screen; photographs taken during Match Day will be posted on MedOneStop for viewing and printing.  The Dean's Office will provide soft drinks, and the Alumni Office will provide sandwich trays and chips.  Results will be posted to the NRMP Web site at 1:00 p.m.  We'll have a full report in next week's Dean's List.


Cancer and the Primary Care Physician Conference Slated for May 1

The second annual "Cancer and the Primary Care Physician" conference will take place at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center on May 1.  The conference will feature COM faculty and is designed to familiarize primary care physicians in Greater Cincinnati with the screening recommendations, presentation and initial work up of common cancers.  Last year's conference was very successful in drawing a large number of physicians and being highly educational for them, based on their conference evaluations.  This conference is another example of how the COM is taking the lead on cancer-related issues for the Greater Cincinnati region.


Lockey Named Fellow by ACOEM

James E. Lockey, M.D., MS, FACOEM has been named a Fellow by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for his contributions to the College and the field of occupational and environmental medicine.  He will be officially recognized as a member of the Fellows Class of 2004 and will receive the Fellow Medallion at the Annual ACOEM Membership Meeting.  This achievement will also be announced in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


Bower Named an "Outstanding Teacher"

Dr. Robert Bower, director of surgical education, was recently selected as one of this year's outstanding teachers by the Association of Surgical Education (ASE).  He will receive his award on April 2 at the ASE banquet. 


Did you know...

The Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology houses the University's invaluable genetically engineered mouse core facilities?  Over the past 15 years the Transgenic Mouse Core under the direction of Dr. Tom Doetschman has made approximately 1,500 transgenic strains of mice, and the Gene-Targeted Mouse Core has made knockout strains for nearly 200 genes.  Researchers at UC and Cincinnati Children's have leveraged studies on many of these strains into well over $100 million in grant support over the past decade. In the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, genetically engineered mouse strains have been used to model many of the most common human diseases. Among these are congenital defects of many organ systems such as heart, bone, palate, eyes and ears; multiple cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure; gastrointestinal and renal disorders involving ion, water and pH homeostasis; cancers of the intestine and pancreas; and autoimmune disease.


Pocket Directory Nears Debut

The COM has produced a pocket directory to serve as a resource to the student, resident and faculty clinicians who practice at our affiliated inpatient and outpatient sites.  It includes important contact information for all of our hospitals and practitioners, as well as data about community resources.  A useful calendar and other administrative and clinical resources are included.  It should be available at the end of this month.  The directory is modeled after similar versions at Indiana University and Mayo Clinic as well as the so-called "Budde Book", a directory at UC initially developed by Dr. Leann Budde, a previous resident in the Department of Internal Medicine in the 1990s.  Dr. Greg Rouan and Julie Valente from the Dean's Office and Drs. Tiffiny Diers and Lee Ann Merchen were instrumental in editing this COM resource.  Updating will begin in June in anticipation of the next edition this fall.  Thank you to all departments who helped us cobble this information together.


Arts Trivia Challenge

From our friends at the Fine Arts Fund: Which area arts organization has presented eight international arts competitions titled, "Feed the Body, Feed the Soul?"


A. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts                   C. Cincinnati Art Museum


B. Contemporary Art Center                                D. Arts Consortium of Cincinnati


The answer can be found in the archived version of today's Dean's List at


The answer is A, The Fitton Center for Creative Arts.


Queen City 101

The nation's first train robbery took place in North Bend, a suburb of Cincinnati, on May 5, 1865. Although the identity of the robbers was never discovered, the now notorious Frank and Jesse James were suspected.

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