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Date: Monday, February 19, 2007

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OB-GYN Chair Named
Arthur Evans III, MD, has been named professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees. Evans joins UC from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he served as professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology since 2003. A 1974 graduate of the College of Medicine, Evans completed his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and received fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of California, Davis. His father, the late Arthur Evans Jr., MD, served as head of the UC urology division from 1963 until 1984. Evans will assume his new responsibilities July 1. For more information, visit

Kaplan to Be Honored at Chamber Dinner

Stanley Kaplan, MD, professor emeritus, has been named one of three Great Living Cincinnatians by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. He will be honored at the chamber’s Feb. 22 annual dinner. Kaplan, an alumnus of the College of Medicine, recently donated $2.5 million to the Academic Health Center to support the psychiatry department. He also has supported Cincinnati arts through the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Foundation, and has been noted for his commitment to education. Read more at

Bridge Funding Recipients Named
Four researchers have been named third-round recipients of the Dean's Bridge Funding Awards. Caryl Sortwell, PhD, of neurology, and Kenneth Strauss, PhD, neurosurgery, have each received $50,000. David Wieczorek, PhD, molecular genetics, and Kathy Steece-Collier, PhD, neurology, were each awarded $35,000. Twelve proposals were reviewed for this round. The Dean’s Bridge Funding program was set up to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded. The application deadline for the next round will be announced soon. For more information, call (513) 558-9815 or e-mail

Physiology Award Winners Announced

Three first-year medical students have been named recipients of the 2007 Excellence in Physiology Awards. Paul Toste, Tyler Williams and Ke Xie earned the top three scores in medical physiology— 99.3 percent, 97.5 percent and 96.8 percent, respectively. They each will receive $100.

New UH Badges Required By March 6
University Hospital is installing a new multi-phase security system, requiring new photo ID badges for clinical staff and medical students by Tuesday, March 6. Without a new badge, access to medical units after hours and on holidays will be denied. To receive a new badge, visit the hospital badge office in Mont Reid Pavilion Room 106. The office will be open extended hours (6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) until March 6. For more information, call (513) 584-7317.


OVALS Conference March 5-6
The Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences Annual Conference (OVALS) will be held March 5-6 at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel at the University of Cincinnati. This year’s theme is “Translational Research and Innovation: Putting Technology Ideas to Work.” Day one of the conference features a technology poster competition, exhibits and networking opportunities, followed by a dinner with keynote speaker Mark Collar, president of P&G Pharmaceuticals. Day two includes a full day of presentations and a panel discussion on translational research and innovation. The OVALS Conference is sponsored by UC, Wright State University, University Kentucky, University of Louisville, Ohio University, Air Force Research Lab, CincyTech, Bio/Start, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Commerce Lexington and Louisville Medical Center Development Corp. For more information or to register, visit

Rapid Response Symposium
University Hospital will host a two-day symposium on how to identify and treat patients with early signs of a cardiac arrest. "Rapid Response Matters" will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Alliance Business Center auditorium, 3200 Burnet Ave. Attendees will learn the importance of rapid response teams and the tools necessary to plan, train and implement a team. Registration is $20. To register, call (513) 519-1113 or e-mail

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