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Date: Monday, September 18, 2006

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Orthopedic Oncology Review Course

The department of orthopedic surgery will hold its 3rd Annual Orthopedic Oncology Review Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Kingsgate Conference Center. The program is designed to keep community surgeons up to date on orthopedic oncology and to provide a review in preparation for the Nov. 11 orthopedic in-training exam. All orthopedic residents, fellows and surgeons are encouraged to attend. The cost is $50 for physicians and free for residents and fellows. For more information or to register, call (513) 558-1810, e-mail or visit


Broderick Recognized for Telesurgery Work

Timothy Broderick, MD, received the Best Technology award for his presentation, “Telesurgery in an Extreme Environment in the Absence of a Local Physician—The NEEMO 7 and 9 Missions,” at the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery/European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, held last week in Berlin. Broderick, an associate professor of surgery and medical director for UC’s Center for Surgical Innovation, was part of NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO). He and a team of NASA astronauts conducted two underwater missions that evaluated surgical technologies that can be used in long-range space voyages. His last mission—NEEMO 9—wrapped up in April.


Gibler Named Fellow

Brian Gibler, MD, Richard C. Levy Professor and chairman of the emergency medicine department, was elected a fellow of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Clinical Cardiology. This honor, not usually bestowed on non-cardiologists, recognizes excellence, innovation and leadership in clinical cardiology in both private practice and academic settings. It also acknowledges involvement in the AHA. Gibler currently serves as vice chairman of the AHA Acute Cardiac Care Committee and will assume the chairmanship in 2007.


Osteoporosis Symposium

The UC Bone Health andOsteoporosis Center and University Hospital will host a symposium on osteoporosis health from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Vernon Manor Hotel in Cincinnati. “Osteoporosis: A Health Concern for All Generations” will provide the latest information in treating, diagnosing and managing the disease. Continuing education units are available for registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists and radiology technologists. Registration is $35 before Oct. 6 and $45 the day of the conference. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Hall Kesner at (513) 475-7405.


Archdeacon Selected for AAOS Leadership Program

Mike Archdeacon, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, was one of 15 orthopedists nationwide selected for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Leadership Fellows Program. The highly competitive, one-year program facilitates the development of future AAOS leaders through leadership training and ongoing mentoring. The goal is to prepare these fellows to assume leadership roles within AAOS. For more information, visit


New NetWellness Experts

Bruce Bracken, MD, professor of surgery, James Donovan Jr., MD, director of the division of urology and professor of surgery, and Ahmad Hamidinia, MD, clinical professor of surgery, have joined as experts in prostate cancer, urinary disorder and urinary tract cancers. The faculty members join 158 other active UC contributors on the NetWellness expert panel. For more information on becoming a NetWellness expert, contact Doris Haag at (513) 558-5123. NetWellness is a commercial-free consumer health Web site that UC produces in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and Ohio State universities.

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