Tew Reelected to Board
John Tew MD, professor and medical director at the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital, has been appointed to a third consecutive five-year term as cochair of the Acoustic Neuroma Association’s Medical Advisory Board. The Acoustic Neuroma Association provides information and support to patients and health care providers and promotes research, early diagnosis and successful treatment by educating the public about possible acoustic neuroma symptoms. Tew is also a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic. For more information, visit www.anausa.org.
Patients Honor Residents
Surgical residents Steve Allen, MD, Nathan Huber, MD, and Marcus Jarboe, MD, have received Special Recognition Spirit Awards from University Hospital after being nominated by hospital patients for their exceptional care.
College of Medicine Web Survey
A task force has been formed to redesign the College of Medicine Web site (med.uc.edu). All College of Medicine constituents are invited to give their opinions on the current site and what they would like to see in the new one. The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete. To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=927502729559%20. The deadline to complete the form is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. For more information, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organ Donor Awareness Breakfast
LifeCenter Organ DonorNetworkwill host the 4th Annual Celebrate Life Community Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marriott RiverCenter in Covington. The breakfast is held to heighten the awareness of organ and tissue donation in the minority community. LifeCenter will honor those who have been touched by organ and tissue donation and recognize outstanding donation champions in the community. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children under 18. For more information, call (513) 961-5200, ext. 14, or visit www.lifepassiton.org.
Vascular Surgeon Joins UC
Jon Bowersox, MD, PhD, has been named a professor of surgery and biomedical engineering and vice chair of the surgery department. He also will serve as chief of surgical services at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Bowersox joins UC from the U.S. Department of State where he served as the senior health policy adviser in Iraq. In that role, Bowersox directed an $800 million health section reconstruction program. At UC, Bowersox’s research will focus on early stage defense needs, including field-base functional neuroimaging and autonomous devices for image-guided therapies.
Lentsch Earns Research Appointment in Surgery
Alex Lentsch, PhD, associate professor of surgery, has been named research division director and vice chair of research in the surgery department. Lentsch’s research focuses on regulation of inflammatory responses by cytokines, chemokines and adhesion molecules and on mechanisms governing angiogenesis in prostate tumors. He recently received a five-year competing renewal of his R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the regulation of liver ischemia/reperfusion injury and a five-year R01 NIH grant to study the effects of age on the response to acute trauma.
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