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Date: Monday, April 16, 2007

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Award Renamed in Honor of Hess

Evelyn Hess, MD, professor emeritus in internal medicine, division of immunology, is being honored by the Governorís Advisory Council of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians by renaming their chapterís Master Teacher Award in her honor. The award will be renamed the Evelyn V. Hess, MD, MACP, Master Teacher Award. Hess has also recently received the Master Award of the Lupus Foundation of America for 2006, as well as the Master Award of PANLAR (Pan-American League of Rheumatology) for 2006.

New NetWellness Experts

Yash Patil, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology, and Stephen Wilson, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, have become experts. Patil is an expert in ear, nose and throat disorders and Wilson focuses on African-American health. They join more than 160 other active UC contributors on the NetWellness expert panel. For more information on becoming a NetWellness expert, contact Doris Haag at (513) 558-5123 or NetWellness is a commercial-free consumer-health Web site that UC produces in collaboration with Case Western Reserve and Ohio State universities.


Pilot Research Training Program Offers Grants

The UC Environmental Health Department's Education and Research Center (ERC) is accepting applications for research-project funding through the Pilot Research Training Program (PRP). The PRP is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiative that offers financial support to young investigators with promising research ideas. The ERC teaches young professionals the skills necessary for pursuing occupational safety and health careers. A key focus of the center is its interdisciplinary collaboration between students in the colleges of engineering, nursing and medicine. This year, NIOSH will award about $84,000 for projects related to occupational and environmental health and safety issues conducted through July 2007. Applications must be submitted by Monday, May 7, at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Amber Twitty at or (513) 558-5710.


Grant Proposals Being Accepted for Cancer Research

The UC Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital is accepting pilot grant proposals for cancer research. These grants are to facilitate and increase research in cancer, encourage interaction and collaboration between basic scientific and clinical investigators, and to encourage the entry of young investigators into the field of cancer research. Proposals will be reviewed for scientific content and the likelihood of leveraging the pilot grant into national funding. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. For questions about the program and eligibility, contact Amy Itescu at or (513) 558-1284.


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 Centerís 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. Henneyís presentation will cover a year of accomplishments and growth, including research successes and the status of UCís 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

Youíre Invited to the Faculty Awards Celebration

President Nancy Zimpher and the Faculty Senate cordially invite you to attend the Faculty Awards Celebration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Great Hall at the Tangeman University Center. More than a dozen UC faculty members, including College of Medicine faculty Joseph Broderick, MD, Melanie Cushion, PhD, Philip Diller, MD, and Christopher Wylie, PhD, will be honored for research, teaching, public service and other contributions. RSVP by e-mailing For more information, visit


Weaver Symposium Focuses on Impact of Human Genome Project

The sequencing of the human genome has not only opened the door to the ďbiology century,Ē but has also raised many questions for society about how this major scientific advance will affect the practice of law and medicine. These questions will be the focus of a symposium on Thursday, April 19, sponsored by UCís Glenn M. Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry and the College of Medicine. For more information on the symposium, click here. To register, call (513) 556-0090.


International LAM Conference This Weekend

The 10th annual Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) International Research Conference will be held Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Featured speakers include Drs. Cheryl Walker, Gordon Mills, Lewis Cantley, Pier-Palo Pandolfi, David Sabitini, Andrew Tee, Celeste Simon, Mien-Chie- Hung, Ellis Levin, David Kwiatkowski, and Elizabeth Henske. To register, please contact the LAM Foundation at (513) 777-6889 or visit


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 or call (513) 558-1810 for more information.


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