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Date: Monday, July 10, 2006

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Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Best
U.S.News and World Report has ranked University Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center among the nation’s best hospitals. Cincinnati Children’s received an 8th-place ranking for pediatrics. University Hospital was ranked in eight categories: ear, nose and throat, 17th; psychiatry, 21st; respiratory disorders, 25th; endocrinology, 26th; urology, 30th; neurology, 38th; kidney diseases, 40th; and digestive disorders, 41st. Read more about the rankings at

Inaugural Edition of UC Research
Check out the inaugural edition of UC Research, a new, university-wide publication about research and scholarly activity at UC. The first issue features many College of Medicine researchers. Visit to download a copy of the first edition. After you’ve taken a look, please send your comments, suggestions and story ideas to

McCormack Named Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair of Medicine
Frank McCormack, MD, director of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine in the department of internal medicine, has been appointed the Gordon and Helen Hughes Taylor Chair of Medicine. This recognition is based upon McCormack’s many accomplishments in pulmonary medicine and research and his commitment to the missions of the department.

Clark Honored at Industrial Hygiene Association Meeting
Scott Clark, PhD, professor in the department of environmental health, received the Amicus Poloniae award at the annual American Industrial Hygiene Association meeting this spring. The award, presented by the office of the ambassador of the Republic of Poland, was given to Clark and University of Colorado professor Roy Buchan for their continued support of Poland’s occupational health and safety profession.

Feinberg Named Associate Chair for Faculty Development
Judith Feinberg, MD, professor of medicine and director of the AIDS Clinical Trail Unit, was recently named associate chair for faculty development for the department of internal medicine. In this newly created position, Feinberg will head programs to enhance professional development of faculty, further develop medicine’s research mentoring program and increase faculty diversity. Feinberg has been a faculty member since 1995 and is nationally recognized for her clinical and research expertise in HIV care and infection.  

Graduate Student Honored for Abstract and Poster Presentation
Graduate student Mahesh Krishnamoorthy was awarded second place in the Paul S. Malchesky Student Abstract Fellowships competition at the American Society of Artificial and Internal Organs meeting in Chicago June 8–10. Krishnamoorthy was also recently awarded first prize for a poster presentation at the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology meeting in San Antonio.

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