Reddy to Be Featured on Discovery Channel
Likith Reddy, MD, assistant professor of surgery, will be featured on the Discovery Channel series “Surgery Saved My Life.” Reddy’s episode, “The Face Saver,” will air at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and 1 a.m. Friday, Jan 19. A craniofacial specialist, Reddy will be shown performing high-risk surgeries on indigent patients with severe and sometimes life-threatening facial deformations in his hometown of Hyderabad, India. For show information, visit dsc.discovery.com/fansites/surgery/surgery.html.
Gillespie Named Board Chair
John Gillespie, marketing and development director at UC Physicians, has been named chair of West Chester Chamber Alliance Board of Directors. The chamber serves nearly 900 businesses in West Chester and Liberty townships and the Tristate region. Gillespie has been with UC Physicians for 11 years and also serves as the executive director of the Medical Center Fund of Cincinnati.
Physiology, Toxicology Ranked in Top 10
The 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index has ranked UC among the Top 10 institutions in physiology and toxicology in the biomedical sciences. The 2005 index compiles overall institutional rankings on 166 large research universities, which offer 15 or more PhD programs, as well as 61 smaller research universities, which have from one to 14 PhD programs. The rankings appeared in the Jan. 12 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information, visit chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i19/19a00801.htm#top.
Pulmonary Hypertension Program Launched
Jean Elwing, MD, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine, has launched a pulmonary hypertension program to assist people with breathing difficulties caused by high blood pressure in the lungs. Elwing, who completed her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UC, will see patients at the Medical Arts Building. To make an appointment or learn more about the program, call (513) 475-8523.
National Blood Donor Month
In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, Hoxworth Blood Center is encouraging the public to donate blood regularly. The center asks all eligible blood donors to schedule an appointment to donate blood this month and throughout 2007. As blood usage increases, it is becoming more critical that people give regularly. Blood may be safely donated every 56 days. If you are interesting in participating, call Hoxworth’s appointment center at (513) 451-0910, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hoxworth.org.
Women in Medicine Panel Discussion
Laura Wexler, MD, associate dean, will lead a panel discussion on the role of women physicians in today’s society, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.“Women Physicians Sharing Their Stories: What It Is Like to Study and Practice Medicine” features UC women physicians who willdiscuss their experiences practicing medicine, their reasons and inspirations for becoming a physician, the challenges they face balancing family and career, how the role of women physicians has changed and the future of women in medicine. For more information, visit aitl.uc.edu/changingthefaceofmedicine or call (513) 556-1558.
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