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Date: Monday, March 8, 2004

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Dr. Broderick Included in Newsweek Article on Strokes

Joe Broderick, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurology and head of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team, is included in Newsweek's cover story on strokes.  The story, "The New Science of Strokes," covers a variety of advances in dealing with strokes.  "We're five to 10 years behind cardiology," Dr. Broderick is quoted as saying, "but we're going in the same direction."  The UC Stroke Team is one of our best known programs nationally and it is truly a unique community resource that improves care for all in the Greater Cincinnati area.


Seventy-Nine Submit Letters of Intent for Dean's Discover Fund

Seventy-nine Letters of Intent for the Dean's Discovery Fund (DDF) were received by the March 1 deadline. This is more than a 50% increase in applications compared to our inaugural submission in September 2003.  Some $400,000 in grant money will be disbursed to COM faculty through the DDF.  The submitted letters pertained to the areas of conference planning (4), geriatrics (3), health disparities (4), patient safety (3), translational research (52), programmatic grants (7) and shared instrumentation (6).  The goal of the DDF is to support the faculty in their efforts to acquire successful external funding.  For those invited to continue in the selection process, full applications will be due April 15.  Recipients will be announced May 15 and funding will begin July 1.  A reception will be held for these recipients, previous DDF recipients and the selection committee members.  Let's extend a special thanks to Joanna Groden, Vice-Dean for Research, for the successful implementation of this new program.


Your Chance to Recognize an Entrepreneurial Colleague

Entrepreneurial achievement is exceedingly important to the College of Medicine, as it is to the entire University.  Two University-wide awards have been created to recognize exceptional faculty achievement in "promoting and maximizing the commercial potential and human benefits of University intellectual property and/or research." The Established Entrepreneur Award is for faculty with a record of five or more years of successful entrepreneurial technology ventures.  The Emerging Entrepreneur Award is for faculty who have successfully launched a new technology venture during the past five years.  This is a great chance for us to recognize our COM colleagues.  Deadline for nominations is March 22.  Additional information is available at


Heart Mini-Marathon and UC Need You

The UC Medical East Team needs more members to participate in the 27th annual Humana Heart Mini-Marathon.  This March 27-28 event raises funds for medical research and educational programs regarding heart disease and stroke.  Please visit the Team Page for UC Medical East today to sign up for the event, and hopefully qualify for free event shirts with our team name and logos. A printable registration form is also available online at Be sure to indicate the UC Medical East Team on your registration.  Questions may be directed to Crystal Sherron at or 558-1139.


Medical Student Highlights

  • First year medical students Justin Smith, Berkeley Limketkai, and Adam Metzler finished first, second, and third in Medical Physiology with of 99%, 98% and 95%.  As the top three students in Medical Physiology, they will receive the Excellence In Physiology award and will each receive $100 in recognition of their exceptional achievements. 


  • Fourth-year medical student Selena Heman-Ackah is the first author on a poster that has been accepted for presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Foundation's annual meeting.  John Greinwalk, M.D. is the second author and Richard Azizkhan, M.D. is the third author of the poster, whose title is "The Complications and Management of Massive Cervical Lymphangiomas."


  • Fourth-year medical students Jared Hagaman and Jennifer Wall will each make poster presentations at the national meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, to be held May 13-15 in Chicago. Mr. Hagaman's topic is "Getting Physicians to Make `The Switch': The Role of Clinical Guidelines in the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia."  Ms. Wall's presentation is entitled "Leg Pain as a Presenting Symptom of Carcinoma of the Lung."     


COM Researchers Honored at UC Basketball Game

A recent national ranking showed that UC earned an all-time high of $6.5 million in patent income in fiscal year 2002, ranking the University first for the fourth straight year among all universities in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and 27th nationally out of 151 research institutions.  Dr. Howard Jackson, vice president for Research and Dr. Richard Kordal, director, Intellectual Property Office held a ceremony at a recent UC basketball game to honor those who played a part in this incredible ranking.  From the COM were Drs. Ken Glavan, John Cuppoletti, Joseph Clark, Christy Holland, David Melvin, Ambikaipaka Balasubramaniam, Robert Voorhees, Steve Liggett, Frank Zemlan, Susan McElroy, Joanna Groden and Steve Boyce.  Congratulations to all!


Fifth Annual Bone Day Slated for April 2
The Fifth Annual University of Cincinnati Bone Day will be held April 2 at the Marriott Kingsgate.  Bone Day will feature internationally known speakers on diagnostic issues, new thoughts on pathophysiology, and topics related to treatment, with special focus on the frail elderly and the musculoskeletal challenges of osteoporosis.  Bone Day is produced by the UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center and its director, Nelson B. Watts, M.D.  If you would like to attend Bone Day, please visit, then go to "Upcoming CME Events" to register online.  You are all welcome.  There is no registration charge for faculty and staff at UC or Cincinnati Children's. 


Housh Named Director of Office Sponsored Programs-East
Tana Housh has been appointed director, Office of Sponsored Programs - East.  Ms. Housh has been with the University for 27 years and has more than 18 years of experience in research administration, most recently directing research administration in the Department of Environmental Health.  Ms. Housh will be located in Room 187 of the Health Professions Building and can be reached at 558-5540.

Arts Trivia Challenge

From our friends at the Fine Arts Fund: The Children's Theatre performed a new musical version of "Tom Sawyer" at what Tristate festival?

A. Taste of Cincinnati                                         C. Tall Stacks


B. Oktoberfest                                                   D. Riverfest


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


The answer is C.


Queen City 101

The first daytime radio dramas were broadcast in Cincinnati in 1932 when Procter & Gamble created "The Puddle Family." Because mostly P&G soap was advertised on these first broadcasts, they were tagged "soap operas."

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