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Date: Monday, October 30, 2006

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Schwartz Awarded Honorary Hungarian Doctorate
Arnold Schwartz, PhD, University of Cincinnati Distinguished Research Professor and director of the Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics, will be awarded an honorary doctor of medicine degree from the Albert Szent-Györgyi College of Medicine at the University of Szeged, Hungary, on Nov. 10. The college, one of the most prestigious in Europe, is named after the late Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Aubuchon to Discuss Infertility Issues
Mira Aubuchon, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been invited to speak at the annual conference of the Ohio Chapter of Resolve: The National Infertility Association. Aubuchon, a specialist in reproductive medicine, will discuss infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome. The conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. For more information, call (800) 414-6446.

Handwerger Named NIH Study Section Chair
Stuart Handwerger, MD, Robert and Mary Shoemaker Professor of Pediatrics and professor of cell and cancer biology, has been appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, Handwerger will lead the peer review of research grant applications submitted to the NIH. Handwerger previously served on the Human Embryology and Development Study Section and the Nation Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Lindner Center Breaks Ground
The Health Alliance, in conjunction with UC and the Lindner Foundation, broke ground on the Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) during a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 27. Representatives from the Lindner family, UC College of Medicine, the Health Alliance, the city of Mason and other friends and supporters participated in the event at the facility’s location in Mason. The new Lindner Center, schedule to open in 2008, will offer comprehensive treatment services for adolescents, adults and older adults with psychiatric illnesses. It will be staffed by UC College of Medicine. Look for more information in November’s edition of Findings.

Researchers Raise Money for Breast Cancer
Fifty UC cancer researchers and students recently raised $1,500 to support breast cancer research, community education and patient care by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Participants divided into two teams—UC Hope and UC Cell and Cancer Biology, led respectively by Yelena Wetherill, PhD, a recent UC graduate, and Bob Brackenbury, PhD, director of the cell and cancer biology graduate program.

Roy-Chaudhury Invited to Speak at World Conference
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the nephrology division, was the international guest speaker at the recently concluded 23rd Brazilian Congress of Nephrology held in Gramado. Roy-Chaudhury gave four lectures on the different aspects of dialysis access and transplantation.


IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert
The College of Medicine will host the 3rd Annual IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The event, which features musical performances from College of Medicine faculty, staff and students, supports the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund for medical students in need of financial assistance. The fund is named after assistant dean IvaDean Lair. Tickets are $20 and available now in the Student Affairs Office, room E-251. For information, call (513) 558-5577 or e-mail

Graduate Research Forum
E. Sally Ward, PhD, professor of molecular immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will speak on “FcRn as an IgG Homeostat: From Protein Engineering to Single Molecule Microscopy” during the 27th Graduate Student Research Forum. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. Prior to the talk, guests can visit the graduate student poster exhibit, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the MSB third floor. The awards ceremony and reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria across from Starbucks. For more information, visit

Last Call for Hutton Lectureship
Only three days remain to make your reservations for the 2006 Hutton Lectureship in Ethics. The event, to be held Thursday, Nov. 9, features Larry Churchill, Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who will discuss “Faith, Hope and Informed Consent: Ethical Challenges in Maternal-Fetal Research.” The talk begins at noon in Kresge Auditorium. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Register online at by Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, call (513) 558-0910.

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