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Date: Monday, October 13, 2003

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Dr. Kranias in Science Magazine

Dr. Evangelia Kranias of the Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics Department was quoted multiple times in the June 6 issue of Science.  The findings of Dr. Kranias, along with peers from Harvard University, University of Texas Southwestern, University of California, Baylor, the Hopital de la Salpetriere in Paris, University of Toronto and the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Switzerland, regarding hereditary cardiomyopathy, were highlighted and discussed in an article titled, "How to Subdue a Swelling Heart."


Six Colleagues Selected for AOA Membership

Six of our College of Medicine colleagues have been selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha.  Faculty Inductees were Jeffrey Matthews, M.D. (Surgery) and Michael Privitera, M.D. (Neurology).  Resident Inductees were Rahul Mediwala, M.D. (Medicine) and Bruce Robb, M.D. (Surgery).  The Alumni Inductee was Lane Donnelly, M.D. (Pediatric/Radiology) and the Volunteer Faculty Award, which is determined by students, went to James Lang (Internal Medicine).   


Dr. Henney Ramps Up Community Involvement

True to her word, Dr. Henney is continuing to get out and about in the greater Cincinnati community.  On October 23, she will be guest speaker at the Association for Administrative and Professional Women's annual member recognition and open house.


COM Students Mentoring Public School Students

More than 85 COM I-IV's are currently serving as mentors to Cincinnati Public School students in grades K-12, and they have committed to doing so throughout their enrollment in the COM.  This commitment is even more remarkable in light of the strenuous load the med students carry.  The group is known as the UC Med Mentors, and they just received a $1,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation to be used for their activities.  They're making us all proud with their example.


More Options for COM News

The Internal Medicine residents, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology are the latest COM folks to offer email newsletters about goings-on in their neck of the woods.  If you're interested in receiving them, contact the departments.


Another Star Joins the UCCOM Team

Dr. George Thomas, currently Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institut in Basel, Switzerland, will join the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in early 2004 as Professor, Genome Science and Deputy Director, Genome Research Institute. Dr. Thomas is one of the world's foremost biomedical researchers, having contributed to discoveries in diabetes, obesity and cancer, work he will continue and expand upon at GRI.  Dr. Thomas will be joined by his wife, Dr. Sara Kozma, a renowned researcher in her own right and an integral part of the Thomas research team.


Research Cabinet

Dr. Joanna Groden (Vice Dean for Research) will be developing a new committee within the Dean's office known as the Research Cabinet.  Meant as a complement to the existing Clinical Cabinet headed by Randy Hillard, the Research Cabinet will bring together Chairs and key investigators to address major strategic issues about our future approaches in research.  Issues that the Cabinet might address include how the COM positions itself to meet the new "road map" announced last week by the NIH; how we might better align research programs with our partners at Children's; and how we go about creating a research portfolio that could be made available to the public, the business community or other academic institutions to promote collaborations and generate new programs. 



Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, served as a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971-1979.

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