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Date: Monday, September 25, 2006

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CCTST Awarded $242,000 Planning Grant

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) has been awarded a $242,000 grant to plan an application for an NIH Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award, which will help create a home for clinical and translational research at the Academic Health Center. Funded by the National Center for Research Resources and due Jan. 17, 2007, the application will incorporate the work of eight to nine working groups focused on specific areas. The CCTST is a joint venture between UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. It is housed in the College of Medicine and directed by James Heubi, MD, and Joel Tsevat, MD. For more information, visit


Diabetes Classes Offered

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Diabetes Center will offer a series of self-management education classes for people with type 2 diabetes at University Pointe. Two sessions—from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.—will be offered each Wednesday on a variety of topics, including how to monitor blood glucose, establish guidelines for dining out, read food labels and effectively live with diabetes. The center currently offers these classes at its Burnet Avenue office in Clifton. Medicare and most insurance companies cover up to 10 hours of diabetes` education, in addition to two hours of follow-up education each year. For more information, including costs, call (513) 475-8200.


UC Med Mentors Receives Grant

UC Med Mentors has received a $10,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation to fund activities used by the organization. Founded in 2001, UC Med Mentors is a group of 160 medical students who have committed themselves to serving as one-on-one mentors to Cincinnati Public School students (K–12) for the four years that they are in medical school. The goal is to enrich the lives of students through activities, such as visits to the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo and Freedom Center, Tall Stacks, movie theaters and several musicals and plays in the city. The Charles H. Dater Foundation, established in 1985, awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati that carry out projects that benefit children. For more information about UC Med Mentors or on becoming a mentor, contact Wan Lim, PhD, or visit


Embi Appointed to Ethics Committee

Peter Embi, MD, assistant professor of medicine and a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Health, has been appointed to a one-year term on the ethics committee of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) The committee is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures of AMIA programs to ensure that high ethical standards are maintained. It also recommends policies about conflicts of interest and types of conduct that should be discouraged, as well as procedures for discipline. For more information, visit


UC Surgeons Symposium

UC Surgeons will host a symposium on what’s new in surgery from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., in Mason. The event—free and open to surgeons, primary care physicians, nurses and other health care providers—is designed to help community physicians better understand the services offered by the multidisciplinary team at UC. Continuing medical education credits are available and lunch will be served. To RSVP or for more information, call (513) 558-5334. 

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