UC Cancer Center: How to Get Involved
As has been heralded by The Dean's List, and numerous other communiqués and meetings, the development of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is on of the COM's highest priorities. Here are six things you can do to help in this endeavor:
- Contact Dr. Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser or other members of the Cancer Center with suggestions or offers of help to facility the growth of the Center.
- Help build the necessary research infrastructure to enhance our competitiveness for a Cancer Center grant (e.g., support for more clinical trials in cancer).
- Consider a cancer-related initiative as part of your own or your department's future planning.
- If given an opportunity to pursue research funding from the NCI or an alternative NIH institute, choose the NCI if possible.
- Help with the recruitment of new faculty members for the Cancer Center by submitting names or making personal contact with potential recruits.
- Help disseminate the good new to others about our growth in cancer research and cancer care.
Departmental Rankings Show COM Strength
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a good indicator of the overall strength of a medical college. That said, the most recent NIH rankings speak volumes about our own COM. The Department of Surgery ranked 15th (of 80) with $4,088,546 in NIH funding. Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked 14th (of 77) with $3,497,082. Neurology ranked 10th (of 72) with $9,823,931. Anatomy and Cell Biology ranked 15th (of 89) with $8,223,668. Molecular Genetics ranked 13th (of 48) with $8,293,988. Pathology ranked 23 (of 98) with $8,017,509. Psychiatry ranked 24th (of 85) with $9,703,839. And Environmental Health ranked 4th (of 54) with $12,106,868. Overall, the COM ranked 19th among all public medical schools.
IM Residents Serve Area Homeless
For more than a decade, residents from Internal Medicine and Family Medicine have been involved in Healthcare for the Homeless, a program designed to provide healthcare to the homeless in Cincinnati. IM residents do a one-month rotation with the program, dispensing medical attention to homeless patients at various locations throughout the city. The residents work one half-day per week during their ambulatory block as part of a developing care module for underserved populations. FM residents also staff the program as part of an elective. The program usually sees about 350 patients each month.
College of Medicine Information at Your Fingertips
Did you know that the COM has 380 faculty members that are either tenured or on the tenure track? Or that COM endowments now stand at $392,716,234? Or that the COM received 2,226 enrollment applications for Fall 2003? This type of information is available in the new College of Medicine data reference card, now available at the Dean's Office. Having this information at the ready, and sharing it with colleagues, friends and family, is an important part spreading the news about the great things happening at the COM. Pick up your copy today.
New Fountain Square Holiday Event a Must-See
Fountain Square, Cincinnati's front door, comes alive this Holiday Season with the brand new "Sing Along with Tyler D." (as in Tyler Davidson, the Fountain's official name). Projection equipment masquerading as towers of presents will train lasers onto the faces of the Fountain and, in combination with synchronized music, will make the statues appear to be singing. The event also includes special features that make it appear to be snowing. "Sing Along With Tyler D." takes place Friday and Saturday evenings through December 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Each show will last approximately 10 minutes and feature a medley of six Holiday songs.
Queen City 101
The statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown's Lytle Park is one of the few in the nation to show a beardless Abe.