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Date: Monday, December 18, 2006

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Universities Team Up for Large Home-Oxygen Therapy Study
Ralph Panos, MD, of the pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine division, has teamed up with researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky to form the Ohio-Kentucky Oxygen Consortium, which will evaluate the use of oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that makes breathing difficult. The six-year, $28 million project includes 14 centers and is the largest-ever randomized clinical trial to study whether supplemental oxygen will help patients with moderate COPD lead longer, more active and better-quality lives.

Page Edits Special Issue of Leading Rehab Journal
Stephen Page, PhD, recently coedited a special edition of the December Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The issue focused on the measurement and application of neuroplasticity to brain-injury rehabilitation. This marks the sixth time in as many years that Page has edited a special issue of this leading rehabilitation journal. Page, who has dual appointments in the colleges of medicine and allied health sciences, also coauthored a paper in the same edition that discusses his ongoing research examining mental practice as an adjunct to movement therapy after stroke.

Call for Deanís Scholars Applications
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training is accepting applications for the 2007 Deanís Scholars in Clinical Research Program. The program works to foster the career development of promising junior faculty in clinical research, defined as patient-oriented, translational, epidemiological, outcomes and health services research. Deanís Scholars will receive as much as $50,000 a year for up to three years to cover expenses for biostatistical and informatics support, grants administration and tuition for courses offered in the masterís of science program in clinical research. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2007. Four winners will be announced on March 1, 2007, and funding will start July 2, 2007. For more information, including a list of application requirements, contact Joel Tsevat, MD, at (513) 558-7532 or James Heubi, MD, at (513) 636-8046, or visit


Biomedical Engineering Team Wins Research Award

Four members of the biomedical engineering department have been awarded the 2007 Ann Donor Vaughan Award, the highest research honor given by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). David Butler, PhD, Natalia Juncosa-Melvin, PhD, Jason Shearn, PhD, and Cynthia Gooch were recognized for their research and manuscript on ďFunctional Tissue Engineering for Tendon Repair: A Multidisciplinary Strategy Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Bioscaffolds and Mechanical Stimulation.Ē The research team, which also included collaborators Gregory Boivin, DVM, of pathology, Marc Galloway, MD, of orthopedic surgery, and Hani Awad, PhD, of the University of Rochester, will be recognized at the Feb. 14 AAOS meeting in San Diego.

UH Rapid Response Team Recognized at AAMC Meeting
University Hospitalís (UH) Rapid Response Team was recognized at the Dec. 7 meeting of the Academic Rapid Response Collaborative, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The UH team received a certificate of achievement for ďinspiring peer healthcare facilities with innovative and resourceful ideas and strategies to improve patient safety.Ē Accepting the award on behalf of UH were staff members Mary Clare Hill, MD, Amanda Barrett, MD, Ann Schlinkert, RN, Barbara Smith, RN, and Shirley Alsup, RN. 


Deanís List Not Published Next Week
Due to the Christmas holiday, Deanís List will not be published next Monday, Dec. 25. It will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and then follow its regular Monday schedule.  

Deanís List is a publication of the UC College of Medicine, published each Monday by the Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications office. If you would like to submit news and information, or if you have any comments about the publication, please e-mail

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