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Date: Monday, July 30, 2007

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Psychiatry Wins $9 Million Grant for Bipolar Disorder Research
The psychiatry department, led by chair Stephen Strakowski, MD, has been awarded a $9 million, five-year grant to find new ways to improve and personalize treatments for bipolar disorder, and to better understand how to identify this brain disorder earlier so disease progression can be prevented. The grant supports the formation of the Bipolar Disorder Imaging and Treatment Research Center at the College of Medicine and was awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health. For details, visit

Students Advance in ACP Competition
Fifteen third- and fourth-year UC medical students have been selected to present at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Ohio Chapter state-wide meeting in Columbus, Oct. 11–12. Mentored by department of internal medicine faculty, the students wrote abstracts based on original research or clinical vignettes. They will present their work in poster form at internal medicine grand rounds in September. Students representing all Ohio medical schools submitted 38 abstracts for the Ohio Chapter meeting. The UC students are Joe Cerimele, Maggie Duck, Sarah Fox, Phillip Heyse, Kerri Friend, Kathleen Kincaid, Bryan Mittan, Douglas Nguyen, Martha Orabella, Robin Petroze, Brandi Reeves, Sharmeela Saha, Vita Saranga, Meha Singh and Kelly Yeh.

CORRECTION—Stetson Building Mail Delivery Options
The July 23 issue of the Dean’s List gave incorrect new formats for mail delivery to the departments now located in the Stetson Building. To mail items to the departments of neurology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and public health sciences/Institute for the Study of Health, please use the following formats:

U.S.Postal Service: Addressee, Department Name, Mail Location, Cincinnati, OH 45267-XXXX.

Interoffice mail: Addressee, Mail Location, Department

Overnight/package: Addressee, Department Suite Number, 260 Stetson St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

The telephone and fax numbers and mail locations for these departments will remain the same.


Urban Health Project Interns Share Experience
Students involved with the Urban Health Project 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 is a student-run, nonprofit organization that offers eight-week summer internships to first-year medical students. Its 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, e-mail or visit

2007 Midwest Implant Workshop
The 2007 Midwest Implant Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Mont Reid Pavilion. Sponsored by the department of anesthesia, the program will teach the latest in implant technology, including techniques using spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pump implants. Presentations will include both didactic sessions and hands-on training with cadavers in the Center for Surgical Innovation. The workshop is free for current fellows and costs $500 for physicians. For more information, call (513) 584-0909 or e-mail 

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