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Date: Monday, December 29, 2003

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Radiology Recruit to Assist in Clinical Outcomes for Stroke Patients

As the role of interventional neuroradiology increases in the management of acute stroke patients and aneurysms, there will be a corresponding increase in the demand for these services.  Recognizing that, the Department of Radiology has successfully recruited a  neurointerventionalist in the person of Todd Abruzzo, M.D.  Dr. Abruzzo has completed extensive post graduate training, including four years of surgical residency (two in neurosurgery), a therapeutic neuroradiology research fellowship, a radiology residency and a fellowship in interventional neuroradiology.

Crawford Honored by Memphis Schools

Alvin Crawford, M.D., FACS, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the COM and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital, was inducted into the Memphis City Schools' Alumni Hall of Fame.  Dr. Crawford made his own mark in history by being the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.


COM Docs Serving with USMLE

Michael Liberman, Ph.D., Howard Saal, M.D. and Elizabeth Kelly, M.D. are currently serving as members of committees in the development of the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE), developing and reviewing the test items from which the USMLE is composed.  Dr. Liberman is serving on the "Step 1 Biochemistry" committee.  Drs. Saal and Kelly are serving on the "Step 3 Family in Community" committee.


Spanish Club Reaches Out to Hispanic Patients

Recognizing the need for physicians to have a basic introduction to medical Spanish, five UC-I's created a Spanish Club in April.  Six short months later, the Club has already organized several successful activities and developed a great deal of student interest.  The mission of the Spanish Club is to offer medical students the opportunity to practice speaking Spanish in both clinical and social settings.  In addition to providing practice time for those who are fluent in Spanish, the Club also exposes non-Spanish speakers to basic medical Spanish that will be necessary in the clinical setting.  And through volunteer, social and academic events, the Club helps students experience the culture of Cincinnati's Hispanic population so they can become more flexible, well-rounded physicians.


Things to Do

We have been receiving a lot of input about "top ten things to do your first year in Cincinnati," but are leaving the polls open for a little longer.  If you haven't sent your suggestions in, now is the time (just click the link in the "Question of the Week" box below).  How else would we find such gems as the Laurel Mount Herb Festival, the Dilly Deli, Queen City Classic Chess Tournament or Morning Glory Bike Ride?


Queen City 101

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum is the nation's second-largest cemetery and consists of 733 acres of lush foliage and fauna.

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