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Date: Monday, March 19, 2007

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Rothenberg Named to NIAID Advisory Council

Marc Rothenberg, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of allergy and immunology at CCHMC, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research in infectious diseases and basic immunology. In this position, Rothenberg will provide recommendations on the conduct and support of research, including training young scientists and disseminating health information. For more information, visit


Wexler Re-elected to ABIM Board

Laura Wexler, MD, associate dean for medical student affairs and admissions, has been re-elected to the board of directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Wexler, who completes her term as chairman of the ABIM’s cardiovascular subspecialty board this June, will remain on the executive committee. For more information, visit


Serves on NIH Study Section

David Butler, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, Butler will review grant applications submitted to the NIH. For more information, visit

CTSA Update Available
If you missed the March 13 update on the Academic Health Center’s application for an Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), slides and video of the one hour program are available here. TSA will create an academic home for clinical and translational research within the AHC and transform the way these programs are conducted. The AHC’s application is due Oct. 24, 2007. For more information on the CTSA process, please contact Susan Swearingen of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) at (513) 558-7540 or

Students are “Matched” with Residencies
Fifty percent of the 142 UC College of Medicine students matched with residencies on “Match Day” March 15 are staying in Ohio. Twenty students were placed into residency programs at University Hospital and 11 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). UC students were among 15,000 people nationally who learned where they will spend their years of residency training following graduation—a record number that reflects recent increases in medical school enrollment.

Munda Recognized as “Champion Surgeon”
Rino Munda, MD, of transplant surgery, was recognized as a “Champion Surgeon” at the Renal Network’s annual meeting in Chicago for being a pioneer and innovator in the field of dialysis access for over 25 years. Champion surgeons are identified by dialysis facilities as an elite group who have achieved excellence in arteriovenous fistula creation and maintenance. Munda is an active participant and leader in many clinical trials on dialysis access and is the organizer of a biennial symposium on hemodialysis vascular access. For more information, visit


Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecture Series
Richard Hatchett, MD, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will discuss “Community Mitigation Strategies for Pandemic Influenza” during the 2007 Malcom Adcock Memorial Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Fifth Third Bank Auditorium at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Hatchett is known for developing the national pandemic influenza community mitigation strategy, “Targeted, Layered Containment,” while serving as director for biodefense policy at the White House Homeland Security Council. The lecture series is named for the late Malcolm P. Adcock, Cincinnati health commissioner for 11 years. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-1729.


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