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Date: Monday, November 6, 2006

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White Named Laughlin Fellow
Christopher White, MD, a fourth-year resident in the psychiatry department, was among 10 residents nationwide to be selected as a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists. He will receive a stipend to attend the college’s annual meeting and participate in all educational functions. Named after its founder, Henry Laughlin, MD, the fellowship program was launched in 1976 to recognize outstanding accomplishments by psychiatry residents in the United States and Canada. The new fellows will be honored at the college’s annual meeting to be held Feb. 21–25 in Palm Springs, Calif. For more information, visit

IvaDean Scholarship Silent Auction
The College of Medicine is soliciting donations for the silent auction that will be featured at this year’s IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert. All items are appreciated. Some suggestions include sports tickets, a weekend at a holiday cottage or timeshare, a ride in a private plane, theater tickets, movie passes, store or restaurant gift cards, signed sports paraphernalia or services such as massages, painting a portrait or providing music at a private function. Donations can be dropped off at MSB room E-251. To schedule a pickup or receive more information, e-mail

Faculty, Residents Inducted Into Alpha Omega Alpha
Five College of Medicine faculty and residents were inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary organization that recognizes excellence in the medical profession. They include faculty members Brian Adams, MD, of dermatology, and William Balisteri, MD, pediatrics, and residents Yvette Nierouz, MD, internal medicine, Jeffrey Strawn, MD, psychiatry, and Ryan Thomas, MD, surgery. They will be recognized during the annual Alpha Omega Alpha banquet to be held Friday, Nov. 17, at the Phoenix downtown. For more information, visit

Warm Appointed Vice President of Ohio ACP
Eric Warm, MD, of the internal medicine department, has been appointed vice president of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). The nation’s largest medical specialty society, the ACP seeks to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine. It has chapters in all 50 states as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Central and South America and Japan. For more information, visit

Internal Medicine Residents Win Honors
Four internal medicine residents won awards at the recently concluded Ohio American College of Physicians annual meeting held in Columbus. Isabel Calvo, MD, won first place in the vignette category for her poster “Octreotide Treatment for Refractory Hypoglycemia Can Cause Severe Hyperkalemia.” Joey Seaman, MD, placed first in the research category for his poster “Adherence to the Global Initiative in Obstructive Lung Disease; Treatment Guidelines Do Not Reduce Ambulatory Patient Visits.” Muslim Atiq, MD, won a merit prize in the vignette category for her research on “Adult Onset Urea Cycle Defect in a Patient With Presumed Hepatic Encephalopathy.” Ashkan Emadi, MD, placed fourth in the oral presentation for his research “Alcohol Handwash at Every Hospital Door, Is It Safe?”

e Lead-Testing Kits
Environmental health researchers have partnered with the nonprofit group Accountability and Credibility Together to provide free home lead-sampling kits to low-income families in the Greater Cincinnati area. Families with a gross income of $29,040 or less and referred by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services can sign up to receive the kit, which includes tools for collecting soil, paint and dust samples from their homes. Hematology and Environmental Laboratories, housed in the environmental health department, will analyze the samples for lead levels. If lead is found, any children living in the home will be tested for elevated levels in the blood. For more information, contact Sandy Roda at (513) 558-1705.


Hoxworth Veterans Day Blood Drive
HoxworthBloodCenter will hold a Veterans Day Blood Drive on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hoxworth Center’s fourth floor. All donors will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Kroger gift card. To make an appointment, call (513) 451-0910 or visit

Intimacy and Cancer Talk

Erin Hoschouer, director of health education at Pure Romance Inc., will lead an open discussion on intimacy and cancer from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. Hoschouer will explore the physical, emotional and social side effects of cancer and how they may impact intimate experiences. The free event includes a question and answer session and tour of the Vontz Center with Erik Knudsen, PhD, scientific director of the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. All are welcome to attend. To register, call Rachel Whisner at (513) 558-8624 or e-mail


Khan Awarded Patient Education Grant
Faisal Khan, MD, a third-year resident in the internal medicine department, has received a $5,000 F. Daniel Duffy grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. He will use the funding to implement a cardiac patient education program designed to increase patient knowledge about beneficial and adverse effects of cardiac medications. The goal is to improve compliance with recommended therapies and clinical outcomes. The program will be launched in the Cardiology Continuity Clinic at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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