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Date: Monday, September 15, 2003

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Two Events Celebrate Dr. Henney's Arrival

Two upcoming events open to all UCCOM faculty, staff and students will celebrate the arrival of Dr. Jane Henney, the new Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs.  From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, there will be a reception in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.  And from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18 will be "Sundae in the Park" at Levine Park (the greenspace between the entrances of the Cardiovascular Center and the Medical Sciences Building).


Dean's Discovery Fund Ready to Roll

The "letter of intent" deadline was September 2 for the first round of the Dean's Discovery Fund (DDF), and Joanna Groden, Vice Dean for Research, reports that 46 proposals were accepted for further review.  The DDF will provide needed grants to faculty to encourage development of new approaches to specific areas, such as translational research, patient safety, geriatrics, programmatic grants and so on.  Good luck to the applicants.  Round two will be due March 1, 2004.


GCRC Experiences Healthy Growth

Since opening its doors on the fourth floor of the Veterans Administration Medical Center last November, the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) has grown nearly 300%, with the number of scheduled hours of activity now surpassing 800 per month.  The GCRC provides researchers with a site for the study of adults with complex medical or psychiatric disorders that cannot be studied within existing resources.  There are currently more than 12 active studies funded by Federal, VA merit or industry sources being conducted at GCRC.


College Scientists Participate in WISE Program

A number of College of Medicine scientists joined their colleagues from across the University and Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) this summer.  WISE is designed to help introduce more women to research careers.  Currently, women hold just 12% of science and engineering jobs even though they make up 45% of the workforce.


Internal Medicine Well Represented at Key Conferences

Two upcoming conferences will have a decidedly UCCOM feel, courtesy of our Internal Medicine department.  At the Society for General Internal Medicine regional meeting this month in Chicago, 37% of all resident/student presentations will be from UCIM.  And at the Ohio-Kentucky American College of Physicians meeting next month, UCIM will account for 31% of all resident/student presentations.


Wolf Article a Prime Example of Celebration

The August 17 Cincinnati Enquirer article about the return of Dr. Randall Wolf to UCCOM's Department of Surgery is a prime example of how we need to celebrate our successes.  The article talks in detail about Dr. Wolf's reasons for returning and the incredible generosity of Carl Lindner, and (rightfully) positions the College and the Medical Center as leaders in providing top-notch health care to the region. 

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