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Date: Monday, July 16, 2007

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Named Inaugural AAP/FAMRIScholar
Stephen Wilson, MD, internal medicine, has been selected as an inaugural Julius B. Richmond Scholar by the American Academy of Pediatrics/Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (AAP/FAMRI). This program sponsors scientific and medical research for the early detection, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases and medical conditions caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, and works to ensure that health care providers ask the right questions of their patients about secondhand tobacco smoke exposure. For more information, click here.

Elwing, Rothenberg Win Rehn Family Research Award
Jean Elwing, MD, (pictured) division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, and Florence Rothenberg, MD, division of cardiovascular diseases, are winners of the 2007 Rehn Family Research Award. The award was established by the internal medicine department in 2004 to financially support the development of young investigators in the areas of hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Rothenberg is studying angiogenesis associated with adipose derived stem cells. Elwing’s research is in pulmonary hypertension.

Pedal Power for Multiple Sclerosis
Thirty bicyclists representing the Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis rode distances of 100 to 150 miles to raise funds for the National MS Society’s annual bike ride, July 7–8. Team Waddell, which has raised $10,000 in donations thus far, included Michael Privitera, MD, (pictured) vice chair of neurology, Lori Shutter, MD, a neurointensivist in neurosurgery, and Jayne Martin, a research assistant at the Waddell Center. Donations can still be made in honor of the participants. To donate, visit here, click on the “Donate” button on the left, then search for “Team Waddell.” The Waddell Center is affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati and University Hospital.

Gilinsky Elected ACG Governor
Norman Gilinsky, MD, division of digestive diseases, has been elected by members of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) to serve a three-year term as governor for Southern Ohio. In this position, Gilinsky will represent his peers and local constituents by sharing their needs and concerns to the governing board of the ACG. For more information, click here.


Faculty Forum Meeting Tomorrow
Monica Rimai, UC senior vice president of finance and operations, and Bob Ambach, associate senior vice president and chief financial officer at the Academic Health Center, will give an update on the university budget during the College of Medicine Faculty Forum, July 17 at 4 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building room 4051. For more information, contact Catharine Saelinger, PhD, Faculty Forum president, at (513) 558-0072.

Urban Health Project Interns Share Experiences
Students involved with the Urban Health Project, a student-run, nonprofit organization that offers eight-week summer internships to first-year medical students, will share their unique summer experiences Friday, Aug. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The Urban Health Project’s goal is to educate students on how cultural, socioeconomic and environmental factors affect local health care delivery and basic health education. For more information, call (513) 558-6155 or e-mail

White Coat Ceremony
The 12th Annual White Coat Ceremony will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Music Hall. The ceremony formally welcomes incoming students into the College of Medicine. Students will each receive a white coat as a symbol of their new responsibility of providing the best patient care, and as a reminder of the humanism needed to practice medicine. Charles Schubert, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call (513) 558-5577 or e-mail 


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