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Date: Monday, January 19, 2004

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Crabb's Grand Rounds Slated for February 2

David Crabb, MD, the Director of Indiana University's Department of Medicine, will be presenting a lecture on "The Evolution of Treatment of Alcoholism and its Consequences" to the Cincinnati Society of Internal Medicine on February 2.  Reservations (at 558-2586) are due by January 23.  He will also be presenting the Medical Grand Rounds at noon on February 4 titled "New Insights into Alcoholic Liver Disease: Pathophysiology and Therapy."


Clinical Trial Program Another Step Toward NCI Designation

In order to be designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a major goal of the COM, facilities must be participating in cooperative group studies that are funded by the NCI.  We've got that covered, courtesy of UC Cancer Programs (UCCP).  UCCP, which is housed in The Barrett Center, was created to bring all cancer researchers from UC Physicians, the Health Alliance and those already at the Barrett Center under the same umbrella, a task spearheaded by Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser, MD. There are nearly 30 cooperative group studies under way at UCCP, mainly in treatment but a few in prevention.  In the area of breast cancer prevention, there is continued follow-up of the participants in the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel project (NSABP) study.  Treatment trials for Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG) and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) are ongoing.  In addition, there are investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical company-sponsored trials that are performed and monitored by UCCP.  Under the direction of Abdul Jazieh, MD (Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology), the UCCP created the Scientific Review Committee to review the large volume of clinical trials and to accommodate the unique expertise required to review cancer protocols.  The patient base for the studies comes from The Barrett Center, UC Physicians, the VA and community doctors.


Tew an Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland

John M. Tew, MD, Medical Director of The Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital and the College of Medicine and a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic, recently became an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland.  He is just the third honorary neurosurgical fellow ever seated by the prestigious surgical society, which received its first charter from King James IV in 1505.


Feinberg Wins Prestigious Award

Judith Feinberg, MD (IM, Infectious Disease) has been awarded the 2003 "Constance B. Wofsy Women's Health Investigator Award" for HIV care in women.


Recognizing our Nursing Colleagues
Nominations for the 12th Annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which are presented by the UC College of Nursing Board of Advisors, are due by March 8.  Winners will be celebrated at a ceremony in April.  More than 320 nominations, the largest number ever, were received last year.  Last year's awards ceremony drew 850 people, making it the largest to date.  For more information, call the Florence Nightingale Awards hotline at 558-3329 or visit


Fenoglio-Preiser Publishes, Again

Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser, MD, has just published her 29th book: "Gastrointestinal Oncology" (Oxford University Press, New York 2004).  Dr. Fenoglio-Preiser, Professor and Director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is the book's editor, along with James Abbruzzese, MD; Douglas Evans, MD; and Christopher Willett, MD.


Queen City 101

Cincinnati was nicknamed the "Queen City of the West" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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