Cheeseman Receives AAMC Award
Mary Sue Cheeseman, associate senior vice president for development and alumni affairs for the Academic Health Center, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Institutional Advancement at the organization's annual national professional development conference last week in Tampa, Fla. The award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to the GIA and who have significantly contributed to their professional field. It is only given to those have served in a leadership role for the group. Cheeseman has served on the GIA steering committee as a regional chair, vice chair, chair-elect and as the 2002-2003 chair of the group's more than 800 members. She also has been a frequent speaker and moderator for the GIA. For more information, visit aamc.org.
Myatt Elected President of SGI
Leslie Myatt, PhD, interim director of obstetrics and gynecology, has been elected president of the Society of Gynecological Investigation (SGI), effective in 2009. As president, he will lead the 1,000-member society, supervise and manage its business and affairs, and interact with funding agencies and legislative bodies to encourage original research and training in reproductive biology and women’s health. Myatt will also plan the content for the society’s 2010 annual meeting. For more information, visit sgionline.org.
Nebert Reviewing Grant Applications
Daniel Nebert, MD, professor of environmental health, has been appointed for a three-year term to the external review panel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students. Each February the panel receives more than 200 applications from second- and third-year medical students and selects 50–60 to receive funds to spend one year of their medical school curriculum doing basic research. The program, which began in 1989, is designed to encourage medical students to participate in basic and translational medical research. For more information, visit hhmi.org.
UC Department of Pediatrics Ranked “Best” by U.S.News
U.S.News & World Report ranks the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics number three in its annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue on newsstands today. The rating is based on input from 128 medical school and osteopathic deans, deans of academic affairs and heads of internal medicine or the directors of admissions. College of Medicine dean David Stern says of the honor, “We’re delighted to have such a strong department of pediatrics. Their record of outstanding patient care and innovation makes them leaders in so many ways. In particular, the emphasis on continuous enhancement of clinical services and a strong patient- and family-centered approach allows them to be a magnet for families throughout the USA and beyond. This high ranking is a special tribute to the dedication and capability senior leadership of Dr. Tom Boat, chair of pediatrics, James Anderson, CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Lee Carter, chair of the board. It is my privilege to work with the department and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.” For more on the rankings, visit usnews.com.
Greiwe Finishes Fifth in Race
Mike Greiwe, MD, a third-year orthopedic resident, placed fifth with a time of 51:23 in the men’s division among the 12,000 walkers and runners in the American Heart Association’s Mini Heart Marathon on March 25. Forty people from the internal medicine department participated in the race and raised nearly $2,000 for the event, which benefits cardiovascular research and education.
Save the Date—State of the Academic Health Center Address
Jane Henney, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs, will provide an overview of the Academic Health Center’s 2006 achievements and upcoming challenges and opportunities during the annual State of the Academic Health Center Address. The talk will begin at noon Wednesday, April 18, in Kresge Auditorium. Henney’s presentation will cover a year of accomplishments and growth, including research successes and the status of UC’s education programs, business partnerships, and current and future construction projects. Following the address, Henney will be open to questions. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Surgery Professor Discusses Colorectal Cancer
Steven Stain, MD, chair of the department of surgery at Albany Medical College, is presenting “Disparities in the Treatment and Survival of Colorectal Cancer Patients” during the seventh annual Max and Molly Fischer Visiting Professor series on Wednesday, April 4, at 8 a.m. in the Surgical Amphitheater. At 6 p.m., the Cincinnati Surgical Society is presenting “Do Patients with a Pancreatic Abscess or Infected Pancreatic Fluid Collection Require Operation?” at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati. To make reservations for the dinner event at the Kingsgate, call (513) 421-7010, ext. 321.
34th Annual Benjamin Felson Lecture
Alan Maurer, MD, of Temple University School of Medicine, will give an overview on the use of PET/CT during the 34th annual Benjamin Felson Lecture. The event is Saturday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. Benjamin Felson, MD, served as chief of radiology from 1951 to 1973 and later was named professor emeritus of radiology. In 1987, the university established the Benjamin Felson Chair in Radiology—the first academic chair in the United States ever named in honor of a living physician. Continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, call (513) 584-4396.
Pulmonary Medicine Event for Primary Care Practitioners
The division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine is hosting the second annual Pulmonary Medicine for Primary Care Practitioners meeting on Saturday, April 28. This one-day CME event will provide an update on the latest advances in pulmonary and critical care medicine and is intended for physicians, physicians in training, hospitalists, internists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Cost is $50 for physicians and $25 for mid-level providers. Register online at www.conferencings.uc.edu/pulmonary or call (513) 558-1810 for more information.
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