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Date: Monday, August 20, 2007

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UC Partners With Children’s, UH to Form Cancer Center
UC has formed a strategic partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital to establish a joint cancer center that will coordinate oncology care from childhood to adulthood in southern Ohio and beyond. A total of up to $60 million in seed money has been committed during the next five years by the founding institutions to move the project forward. Cincinnati Children’s has agreed to provide $30 million toward the center, matching a combined $20 million commitment from UC and $10 million from UH. In addition, UC is committed to raising as much as $200 million for the center. Read the full story at

Roy-Chaudhury Appointed to Editorial Board
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has been appointed to the North American editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Access. The journal publishes original manuscripts on clinical and laboratory investigations. Roy-Chaudhury has also been selected as the guest speaker at the third annual St George’s Hospital Vascular Access Symposium, sponsored by the Royal College of Surgeons. The event, to be held Sept. 7 in London, will focus on vascular access monitoring and methods.

Myatt to Organize Perinatal Biology Symposium
Leslie Myatt, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is serving as the chair and organizer of the Aspen Perinatal Biology Symposium to be held Aug. 25–28 at the Given Institute in Aspen, Colo. The conference will focus on the interaction of maternal, placental and fetal systems in perinatal biology. It will feature poster presentations, workshops and presentations from both established and young investigators. OB-GYN faculty Theresa Powell, PhD, Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD, and Helen Jones, PhD, will be among the 95 attendees presenting their work. For more information,

Alloway Named ACCP Fellow
Rita Alloway, PharmD, research professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). The fellowship recognizes and rewards the highest level of excellence in the practice and science of clinical pharmacy. It is the highest honor the college can bestow on its members. Alloway will be inducted Sunday, Oct. 14, during the ACCP annual meeting in Denver. For more information, visit

Hoxworth to Hold Bengals Season Ticket Raffle
HoxworthBlood Centerwill hold its second summer Bengals season ticket raffle today, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 1.All donors who give blood during this time will be automatically entered into a draw to win two tickets to each of the 2007 Bengals regular season home games. Giving blood takes about one hour, and all donations will go to patients in Greater Cincinnati hospitals. To donate, call the Hoxworth appointment center at (513) 451-0910 or visit

White Coat Ceremony Video/Photos
Video of the 2007 White Coat Ceremony is now available on MedOneStop by visiting Photos are also available under the “photo scrapbook” link on the left navigation menu. For more information, e-mail

Residents Invited to Present at Ohio ACP Fall Meeting
Twenty-four internal medicine residents have been selected to present posters at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Ohio Chapter state-wide scientific meeting to be held Oct. 11–12 in Columbus. More than 200 abstracts were judged in the categories of clinical vignette, research and quality performance. The residents will join the 15 third- and fourth-year UC medical students also selected to present their abstracts at the meeting. The selected residents include:

Clinical Vignette:
Sadia Ali, MD“Immune Thrombocytopenia Responsive to Gluten-Free Diet”
Mark Andolina, MD“Paraneoplastic Factor VIII Inhibitor”
gnacio Calvo, MD“Potentially Fatal Arrhythmias Caused by a Combination of the Use of Bisphosphonates and Calcium Channel Blockers”
Varon Cantrell, MD“A Helminth of a Headache”
Dustin Chase, MD“High Serum Ferritin Levels in a Patient with Polyarthritis: A Marker for Adult Still’s Disease”
Bryce Ferguson, MD“Hemoptysis in a Young Adult Male”
Cara Hammonds, MD“Acute Pancreatitis: A Rare Manifestation of Wegener’s Granulomatosis”
Karl Hammonds, MD“Spider Bite or MRSA Infection: A Case of Virulent Cellulites”
Melissa Keene, MD“Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia Secondary to Cocaine Use”
Irum Khan, MD“Mature Mediastinal Teratoma With Elevated Alpha-Fetoprotein in Klinefelter’s Syndrome”
Benjamin Lamphere, MD“Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s) in Association with Varicella Zoster Virus Infection”
Emily Muntel, MD“Metastatic Melanoma Presenting With Severe Diarrhea and Protein-Losing Enteropathy”
Andres Piatti, MD“Interstitial Lung Disease and Alanyl-tRNA Synthetase Antibodies”
Jagdeep Singh, MD“Xeropthalmia Secondary to Vitamin A Deficiency in a Patient With Short Gut Syndrome and Chronic Pancreatitis”
Darcey Thornton, MD“HHV 6 Presenting as Fever in a Patient With Crohn’s Disease”

M. Shaalan Beg, MD“Does Education Level Predict Glycemic Control?”
Steven Bobula, MD“Mismanagement of HIV-1 Infected Adults With Acute Febrile Illnesses by Cd4+ Count Risk Stratification”
Brenda Christopher, MD“Dyslipidemia in HIV Infected Patients Treated With Ritonavir-Based HAART”
Andrea Murphy, MD—“Differences in Resident Perception of an Ambulatory Long-Block: Primary Care Versus Subspecialty”
Daniel Murphy, MD “Despite a Markedly Increased Prevalence, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Is Under-Recognized by Physicians and Patients at the Cincinnati VAMC”
Casey Prenger, MD“Racial Differences and Vaccination Acceptance Rate”

Quality Performance:
Kashif Ahmed, MD“Panel Size for Medical Residents: Can It Influence Patient Care?”
Michiko Inaba, MD Increasing the Frequency of DEXA Scans Ordered by Internal Medicine Residents”
Elizabeth Jungst, MD“The Long-Block: A Model for Continuity in Resident Practice”

CorrectionCommittee Appointments
Linda Goldenhar, PhD, assistant dean of medical education and associate professor of family medicine, and Eula Bingham, MD, professor of environmental health, both have been appointed to review committees of the National Academy of Sciences. Goldenhar will review the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Construction Program. Bingham will review the NIOSH Health Hazards Evaluation Program. For more information, visit


Sunflower Revolution IV Sept. 79
The fourth annual Sunflower Revolution to raise money and awareness of Parkinson’s disease will be held Sept. 79. The weekend festivities include a gala and auction on Friday, an educational symposium and expo for patients, caregivers and physicians on Saturday and a bike ride on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital. For more information, visit

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