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Date: Monday, March 26, 2007

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Degen Named to ORAU Council
Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, has been named vice chair of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Council of Sponsoring Institutions. She will serve as vice chair for two years, followed by a two-year term as chair. In her role as vice chair, she will oversee the policy committee—a group responsible for the review of grant applications for junior faculty, fellows and graduate students for selected
ORAU grant programs. Faculty and students at member institutions have an opportunity for travel grants, internships and laboratory research at federal facilities.

Roy-Chaudhury Joins Renal Network Board
Pabir Roy-Chaudhury
, MD, associate professor in nephrology and hypertension, has been elected to the Medical Review Board of the Renal Network for a three-year term. He is also a member of the Vascular Access Advisory Panel for the network. The Renal Network is a quality care organization that monitors dialysis care in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. For more information, visit

Schubert, Murdick Receive Humanism in Medicine Awards
Charles Schubert, MD, department of pediatrics, and Sara Murdick, a fourth-year medical student, are the 2007 recipients of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The award, granted to one faculty member and one graduating medical student, recognizes the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families. It also serves to spur medical school activities related to training compassionate and scientifically proficient physicians.



AMA Casino Night

The College of Medicine student chapter of the American Medical Association is hosting “A Casino Night for Charity” on Friday, March 30, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati. All event proceeds benefit the Endzone Club of Cincinnati, a local organization that works to improve the lives of Cincinnati’s underserved youth through after-school programs. The cost is $30 per ticket, $50 per couple. All are welcome to attend. For more event information, contact Michael Doarn at For more information on the Endzone Club, visit

43rd Annual Philosophy Colloquium
The UC Department of Philosophy is presenting its 43rd annual colloquium in the Rieveschl  Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies April 12–14. This multidisciplinary event brings together natural and social scientists, philosophers of science, historians and ethicists to discuss the concept, history and philosophy of race as well as its ethical and social implications in biomedical settings. For more information on the topics and speakers, click here. You can also contact Koffi Maglo, PhD, at or call (513) 556-6341.

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