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Date: Monday, March 12, 2007

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Borchers Selected for National Fellow Program
Michael Borchers, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health, was one of 10 scientists from across the United States selected to participate in the Science Communication Fellows program, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Environmental Health Sciences. The program is the first of its kind to allow participants to gain experience in bridging the gap between science and journalism, while also helping the lay public understand the importance of studying the environment and its effects on human health. For more information, visit,

Cheeseman to Retire June 1
Mary Sue Cheeseman, associate senior vice president for development and alumni affairs for the Academic Health Center, has announced her retirement effective June 1. During her 29 years of service, Cheeseman has held a number of volunteer positions at UC and in the community, including president of the UC Association for Women Administrators, president of the Rape, Crisis and Abuse Center and vice president for development of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. She is also a past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Institutional Advancement. Cheeseman will receive the AAMC’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the group’s annual meeting to be held March 28-31. She has served in her current position at UC since 1996.

Gerena Lewis to Present at National Hispanic Medical Association
Margie Gerena Lewis, MD, clinical instructor of hematology-oncology, will present her abstract, “Cancer Prevention: A World Health Care Problem,” during the 11th annual conference of the Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to be held March 22–25 in San Antonio. The NHMA is a nonprofit association representing more than 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. For more information, visit

Pitman Selected for Poster Presentation

Third-year medical student Benjamin Pitman has been selected to present his poster, “Transfusion Requirements Based on ASA Physical Status Classification,” during the Midwest Anesthesia Residents’ Conference 2007 to be held April 13–15 in St. Louis. Pitman worked with anesthesia faculty Leonard Lind, MD, and Lindsey Nelson, MD, and resident James Bruns, MD. His research centered on surgical patients’ need for transfusion in relation to their preoperative American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status.

Spring 2007 Interdisciplinary Grant Awards
The University Research Council is currently accepting applications for the spring 2007 Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Program—designed to support pilot research projects that are part of a collaborative effort between faculty in at least two different disciplines. For more information, including application details, visit

Residents to Present at SGIM Meeting
Four residents have been selected to present at the 30th annual Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting to be held April 25–28 in Toronto. They include:

  • Emily Laib, MD, oral presentation, “A Case of Paget-Schroetter Syndrome Treated with Catheter-Induced Tissue Plasminogen Activator”
  • Kashif Ahmed, MD, poster, “Giant Cell Hepatitis in a Previously Healthy Teenager”
  • Ashkan Emadi, MD, poster, “Microcytic Anemia: Tell Me, What’s Your Job?”
  • Jared Hagaman, MD, poster, “Chest X-Ray in Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Shades of Gray.”


Match Day March 15
College of Medicine fourth-year students will find out where they will spend their years of residency training during the annual Match Day event to be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. Those unable to attend can watch a live webcast at The webcast also will be shown on the big screen in Kresge Auditorium. For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at (513) 558-5577 or The Match was established in 1952, at the request of medical students, to provide a fair and impartial transition to the postgraduate training required of all new physicians.

Malcom 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 to be held 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

Administrative Professional Conference
The 2007 Conference for Administrative Professionals will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Tangeman University Center. Sponsored by UC Human Resources, the free event features keynote speaker Reggie Brown, UC administrative secretary, who will discuss “Office and Professional Certification.” There will also be a webcast, “Winning in a Changing World,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Only 40 places are available for Academic Health Center employees. Those interested must contact Heather Cox no later than Friday, March 23, at

2007 Health Care Heroes Awards
The Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2007 Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the downtown Hyatt Regency. The event honors Tristate health care professionals who have made an impact on health care in the community in four categories—providers, managers, innovators and community outreach. Jay Johannigman, MD, director of the trauma and critical surgery division, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, John Tew Jr., MD, professor of neurosurgery and clinical director of the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital, will be honored with the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Award finalists representing the Academic Health Center include:


  • Joseph Giglia, MD, interim director, vascular surgery
  • Frank McCormack, MD, Taylor Professor of Medicine and director of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine


  • Marianne Ivey, PharmD, associate professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Gary Roselle, MD, professor, infectious diseases

Community Outreach

  • Joseph Kiesler, MD, assistant professor, family medicine


  • J. Wesley Alexander, MD, professor of surgery
  • Judith Feinberg, MD, Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, Peter Frame, MD, UC Infectious Diseases Center
  • Robert Lukin, MD, chair, radiology
  • John Quinlan, MD, professor, neurology
  • Ronald Warnick, MD, professor, neurosurgery 
Event reservations must be made by Thursday, March 15. For more information, including ticket prices, visit


Burger Named Associate Division Director
Andrew Burger, MD, has been named professor of clinical medicine and associate division director of cardiovascular diseases. Burger specializes in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and heart failure. He joins UC from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he served as associate director of noninvasive cardiology. Burger completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Havlin Joins Hematology-Oncology
Kathleen Havlin, MD, has been named associate professor of clinical medicine in the division of hematology-oncology. A breast cancer specialist, Havlin completed her residency at Northwestern University and her fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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