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Date: Monday, October 22, 2007

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White Named Webb Fellow
Christopher White, MD, chief resident in the family medicine psychiatry residency program at University Hospital and Christ Hospital, has been awarded the 2007-2008 William Webb Fellowship by the Academy of Pychosomatic Medicine (APM). The fellowship, awarded annually to two senior residents or psychosomatic medicine fellows, fosters career development and leadership potential in psychosomatic medicine. As a Webb fellow, White will meet with mentors and leaders in psychosomatic medicine, attend the next two APM annual meetings, work with a national-level research mentor and participate in the APM’s committees and task forces in areas of interest. White previously was named a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists in 2006 and won the National Institute of Mental Health’s outstanding resident award in 2005. The APM is a professional society aimed at cultivating careers in psychosomatic medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry. For more information, visit

Numan Presented With Howard Meineke Award
Second-year medical student Suzanne Numan was presented with the Howard Meineke Award today during a ceremony in the Medical Sciences Building. The award honors outstanding student achievements in medical microscopic anatomy that reflect the "profound intellectual curiosity and lively spirit" of Howard Meineke, PhD, professor emeritus at UC. Numan received a $250 check and will have her name engraved on the award plaque. During his 50-year career, Meineke challenged generations of medical students to think deeply about the relationship between tissue structure and function.

Lupus Researcher Receives Award Named in Honor of Hess
Jill Buyon, MD, professor of medicine and vice chair, department of rheumatology at the New York University School of Medicine, has been selected by her peers to receive the prestigious Evelyn V. Hess Research Award given annually since 2005 by the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA).  The award recognizes a lifetime of achievement in lupus research. The award is named in honor of Evelyn Hess, MD, professor emeritus in internal medicine, division of immunology, for her outstanding contributions to lupus research over the course of her long and distinguished career. Buyon will receive the award Nov. 7 during the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Scientific Conference in Boston. For more information, visit


Digestive Disease Research Funding
The Digestive Health Center (DHC) is accepting pilot project applications to conduct basic, translational and patient-based or outcomes research related to pediatric digestive disease.  Applications will be considered in all areas of digestive disease research (gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition) with particular emphasis on chronic liver disease, digestive organ failure and transplantation, inflammatory and diarrheal diseases and obesity. All applications must be returned by Monday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. to Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, DHC program manager. The DHC, based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, is one of only 16 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. Its goal is to attract new investigators to foster digestive disease research and make significant discoveries in the disease. For more information, including application forms and guidelines, visit or e-mail


Joint Planning Initiative Holds Town Hall Event

The Joint Strategic Planning Initiative team will host a town hall event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Kresge Auditorium. All faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about the planning initiative, provide feedback and share ideas on vision, mission and goals. The event will be hosted by David Stern, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, and James Kingsbury, executive director of University Hospital. The Joint Strategic Planning Initiative, a collaboration of the UC College of Medicine, UC Physicians, and University Hospital, was launched to develop a plan that will focus our mutual efforts and resources on strategies that will fulfill our missions, retain necessary resources and move us higher on the lists of outstanding colleges of medicine and teaching hospitals nationally.

Health Care Delivery Symposium
The UC College of Business, in conjunction with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will host a workshop on health care delivery Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati. “Innovations in Health Care Delivery 2007” will present and discuss new ideas and solutions for improving operational capabilities in today’s health care system. For more information, call (513) 556-7167, e-mail or visit

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