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Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2007

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Witte Named Acting Chair
David Witte, MD, has been named acting chair of pathology and laboratory medicine, effective Jan. 1. Witte currently serves as director of pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a position he will retain while adding the new chair responsibilities. John Bishop, MD, who has served as acting chair since August 2005, will assume the new position of vice chair for clinical operations while returning to his previous responsibilities of directing both anatomic pathology and cytopathology and codirecting the laboratory for immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology for clinical assays.

OB-GYN Racks Up Honors
Two members of the obstetrics and gynecology department have recently earned honors from the Association for Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). Arthur Ollendorff, MD, was one of 20 professors nationwide to be named an APGO/Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology Surgical Scholar. In this position, Ollendorff developed and validated a hysteroscopic training and evaluation module for obstetrics-gynecology residents. Donna Mazloomdoost, MD, a fourth-year obstetrics-gynecology resident, was selected as a 2007 APGO Medical Education Foundation Scholar, an honor that recognizes excellence in medical student teaching. Her award will cover expenses to attend the March 2007 APGO meeting in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit

New NetWellness Expert
Nader Husseinzadeh, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has become a expert in gynecologic oncology. Husseinzadeh joins more than 160 other active UC contributors on the NetWellness expert panel. For more information on becoming a NetWellness expert, contact Doris Haag at (513) 558-5123 or NetWellness is a commercial-free consumer health Web site that UC produces in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and Ohio State universities.

Call for MLK Scholarship Nominations
The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Commemorative Committee is soliciting nominations for the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to associates of the UC Academic Health Center, the Health Alliance and Quest Diagnostics who have demonstrated exemplary on-the-job performance, active interest and meaningful involvement in areas such as human rights, social justice and world peace, and intent to pursue continuing education or career paths that would enable them as future leaders to advance these causes. All nomination forms must be turned in by Friday, Jan. 5. The scholarships will be presented at the MLK Memorial Celebration on Friday, Jan. 12. For more information, including nomination instructions, contact Elizabeth Smith at

Goldenhar Selected for Assessment System Course

Linda Goldenhar, PhD, assistant dean of medical education, has been selected to participate in the Harvard Macy Institute’s Comprehensive Assessment in Health Science Education course. Program participants will design an assessment system for their home institution that integrates evaluation information at multiple levels and a continuous quality improvement process to further their institution’s educational missions. Only 40 applicants were selected to participate. For more information, visit


Henney Featured in National Exhibition
Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, has been selected from women in medicine throughout U.S. history to be featured in the national “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” exhibition, currently touring U.S. libraries. The exhibition highlights women physicians from nearly two centuries of medicine and depicts the challenges that women have faced to practice medicine and the impact they have had on the profession. The exhibition opens on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at 800 Vine St. Read more in January’s Findings at or call (513) 369-6900.

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