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Date: Monday, April 23, 2007

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Burger Presents at Cardiology Symposium
Andrew Burger, MD, associate director of cardiovascular diseases, will be a featured speaker at a cardiology symposium, cosponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical University, on Current Concepts in Cardiovascular Disease. Burger will present “Update in Congestive Heart Failure” this Saturday, April 28, at the symposium in Syracuse, N.Y. Burger specializes in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and heart failure.

State of the AHC Available Online
The 2007 State of the Academic Health Center report is available online at The publication provides an overview of the activities and successes of the AHC in 2006.

Holland Cochairs Annual Cornea Day
Edward Holland, MD, professor of ophthalmology, is cochairing this year’s annual Cornea Day symposium in San Diego on Friday, April 27. This one-day event, sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Cornea Society, is for practicing ophthalmologists interested in comprehensive care, including refractive surgery and corneal issues in cataract surgery.

Student Wins National Essay Competition
First-year medical student Heather Finlay-Morreale was awarded the second prize of $750 in the 2007 Alpha Omega Alpha Helen H. Glaser student essay competition. The essay will be published in an upcoming issue of The Pharos, the society’s quarterly journal. Titled “And Then There Were Eight,” it focuses on depression and suicide in medical students and physicians, explores reasons why physicians may feel reluctant to seek treatment, and urges an end to stigmatization of mental illness. Finlay-Morreale plans to apply the money toward her summer research project with the trauma department, which focuses on women traumatically injured during assaults. For more information, visit


Guest Speaker Discusses Hepatic Tumors
Gerald Dodd, MD, radiology chairman at the University of Texas Health Science Center, will be at UC this week to give an update on radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors. The presentation takes place Thursday, April 26, in University Hospital room G-422 from noon to 1 p.m. All Academic Health Center faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Registration is not required. For more information, call (513) 558-0175.

Charles Aring Memorial Lecture
John Marler, MD, associate director for clinical trials at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, will present “Clinical Research in Practice” during the 21st annual Charles Aring Memorial Lecture. The talk begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Medical Sciences Building room 7051. The lecture is named after 1929 UC alumnus Charles Aring, MD, the first Albert Barnes Voorheis Professor of Neurology. For more information, call (513) 558-4050 or e-mail

Infectious Disease Specialist Speaking at UC
Margaret Koziel, MD, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, is presenting a research conference entitled “Immunopathogenesis of Hepatitis C” tomorrow, April 24, from 8 to 9 a.m. in room 6051 of the Medical Sciences Building. For more information, contact Dee Papania at (513) 558-0858 or

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