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Date: Monday, February 12, 2007

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New Pediatrics Chair Appointed
Arnold Strauss, MD, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been appointed chairman of pediatrics at UC College of Medicine, chief medical officer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. Strauss, who will take up his appointment in July pending approval by UC Board of Trustees, will be the seventh B.K. Rachford Memorial Chair in Pediatrics. Thomas Boat, MD, who has headed the pediatrics department and Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation since 1993, will remain on the Cincinnati Children’s staff and College of Medicine faculty as a professor of pediatrics. For more information, visit

IND/IDE Research Documentation Required
UC faculty members who file an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a sponsor-investigator must submit copies of all documents relevant to the IND/IDE to the Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (ORCRA), which will establish and maintain a central document file. It is critical that researchers notify ORCRA that they hold an IND or an IDE by Wednesday, Feb. 14. Documents may be submitted by the end of the month. For more information call (513) 558-5034 or e-mail 

Broderick Named to NSBRI External Advisory Council
Timothy Broderick, MD, associate professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, has been named to the external advisory council for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI).
Funded by NASA, the NSBRI is a consortium of institutions studying health risks related to long-duration space flight. The institute’s external advisory council is composed of leaders in research fields central to the institute’s mission and advises management on strategic issues and programmatic effectiveness. For the last five years, Broderick’s research has focused on improving and evaluating surgical applications, telemedicine and training in extreme environments.

Manders Joins “Rising Star” Leadership Board
Jennifer Manders, MD, assistant professor of surgery in surgical oncology, has been accepted as a participant in the YWCA Rising Star Board Leadership Program. Developed by the Cincinnati Academy of Career Women of Achievement, the program focuses on individual leadership skills, political savvy preparation for service on not-for-profit boards, and the ability to positively influence gender and racial equity.


CTSA Grant Application Update Presented Tomorrow
Academic Health Center leaders will present an update on UC’s application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award at noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Kresge Auditorium. “What the NIH Roadmap and Clinical and Translational Science Award Mean to the Academic Health Center” will be led by Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs; David Stern, MD, College of Medicine dean; Thomas Boat, MD, pediatrics department chair and Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation director; and James Heubi, MD, and Joel Tsevat, MD, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training codirectors. For reservations, call (513) 558-7540 or e-mail more, visit 

Education Day Helps Patients and Families Cope With Cancer
UC will host its third annual Community Cancer Education Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel. The community-wide event is designed to provide the public with the latest information about preventing, detecting and treating all types of cancer. This year’s event has been expanded to include sessions aimed specifically at helping patients and their families deal with the day-to-day challenges of a cancer diagnosis.For more information, visit or call (513) 584-9097. 

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