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Date: Monday, September 17, 2007

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Donate Blood to Win Broadway Series Season Tickets
All donors who give blood at any Hoxworth blood drive or donor center now through Saturday, Sept. 22, will be automatically entered into a drawing to win two season tickets to the 2007-–08 Broadway Across America Series at the Aronoff Center. Tickets are for the first Saturday evening show of each performance and include “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Wicked,” “Sweeney Todd,” “The Color Purple” and “Jersey Boys.” To donate, call (513) 451-0910. To locate a community blood drive, visit

Reservations Due Tuesday for Rededication Ceremony
Reservations to attend the Sept. 24 Levine Park rededication ceremony are due Tuesday, Sept. 18. The park, named after Maurice Levine, MD, former chair of psychiatry, has been closed for three years for redesign as part of the MSB–CARE/Crawley Building construction project. The noon event will feature a presentation by UC leadership followed by a lunch buffet in the Cardiovascular Research Center atrium. All are invited to attend. To RSVP, call (513) 558-2304 or e-mail 


Third Frontier Information Session
An information session on Third Frontier Project funding opportunities for fiscal year 2008 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 28, in Rieveschl Auditorium. All faculty members are invited to learn more about current funding priorities, eligibility requirements and success criteria. For more information, contact Dorothy Air, PhD, associate senior vice president for entrepreneurial affairs, at (513) 558-6054, extension 102, or


Village Life Fundraiser Sept. 20
The Village Life Outreach Project (VLOP) will host a social fundraiser, Night on the Serengeti, from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. VLOP, founded by former family medicine resident Christopher Lewis, MD, provides free health care and education to poor families living in Tanzania. The African-themed event include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction, book signing opportunities and the chance to visit the Freedom Center’s Grand Hall. A minimum donation of $25 is requested for admission. For more information, call (513) 584-8630 or e-mail To learn more about VLOP, visit

Public Health Sciences Department Kicks Off Grand Rounds
The public health sciences department will launch its public health grand rounds from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in Rieveschl Auditorium. C. William Keck, MD, associate dean and professor of community health sciences at the Northeastern Ohio Universities, will discuss how to develop academic health departments as community-university partnerships to improve public health. The grand rounds series is designed to present current knowledge about issues and controversies in public health education, research and practice. Talks will be held at 8:30 a.m. the third Friday of every month with the exception of November and December. As a prelude to the opening grand rounds event, the Pfizer Foundation’s “Milestones in Public Health” exhibit will be on display in both the Kresge lobby and the upper lobby of University Hospital from Sept.14–21. For more information, visit

Correction—Free Vascular Screenings Sept. 28
UC Heart and Vascular Center will conduct free vascular screenings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the University Pointe medical campus in West Chester. Men and women over 60 are invited to get screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. For more information, call (513) 475-7465.

MS Symposium Oct. 6
The Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) will host an educational symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. “MS Symposium 2007: Education, Support and Solutions—A Comprehensive Update for Patients, Caregivers and Health Care Providers” will feature breakout sessions from leading MS experts and a keynote presentation by Jack Llewellyn, PhD, a world-renowned sports psychology consultant, speaker, author and corporate coach. The symposium is free and designed for patients and caregivers. For more information or to register, call (513) 769-4400 or e-mail

Save the Date—IvaDean Benefit Concert Dec. 7
The College of Medicine will host the fourth annual IvaDean Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The event, which features musical performances by College of Medicine faculty, staff and students, supports the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund for medical students in need of financial assistance. The fund is named after assistant dean IvaDean Lair. For information, call (513) 558-5577 or e-mail

2007 Mini Medical College
College of Medicine faculty will share the latest trends in modern medicine and disease prevention during UC’s annual Mini Medical College—a four-week health series designed for the general public. Mini Medical College will be held each Tuesday in October from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building. Each “class” will include two lectures by College of Medicine faculty. The fee is $69 and includes eight lectures, parking, a notebook of materials and information, a Mini Medical College T-shirt and a certificate of participation for those who attend all eight sessions. For more information or to register, call (513) 556-6932 or visit The 2007 schedule is as follows:

Oct. 2
Breathing While Asleep—What Can Go Wrong in the Night

Victoria Surdulescu, MD, assistant professor of medicine

Surface Anatomy—A Hands-On Experience
Bruce Giffin, PhD, field service professor of cell and cancer biology and body donation program director, and Andy Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of family medicine

Oct. 9
Maternal and Fetal Care

Arthur Evans, MD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Vivek Narendram, MD, associate professor of pediatrics

Oct. 16
How Cincinnati Cares for the Wounded Soldier

Jay Johannigman, MD, associate professor of surgery and chief of   trauma and critical care


From Cincinnati to the Moon to Mars—Surgery in Space
Timothy Broderick, MD, associate professor of surgery and biomedical engineering


Oct. 23
Revolutionizing Radiology
Mark Halsted, MD, associate professor of radiology


The Ear—Staying on Balance
Robert Keith, MD, professor of otolaryngology.

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