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Date: Monday, March 10, 2008

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Boat Named Executive Associate Dean
Thomas Boat, MD, has been appointed executive associate dean at the College of Medicine effective April 1, 2008. Boat will be responsible for operational oversight and strategic planning of all activities within the College of Medicine’s clinical programs and UC Physicians. Boat stepped down in April 2007 after 14 years as chair of the UC department of pediatrics and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation. He remains on staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and as a professor of pediatrics at the College of Medicine.

UCP to Merge Faculty Practices
The UC Physicians Board of Directors unanimously voted on Feb. 28 to start down the pathway to merging the clinical practice corporations that comprise the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s faculty practice into a single nonprofit tax-exempt corporation. The decision is part of the UC Physician Re-engineering Project. The major goals of this effort are to develop a clinical practice with shared and centralized services to improve patient care and overall operations, allow for greater integration of strategies, enhance cooperation and collaboration, and improve patient access to specialties and services. Read more about this decision and the project in this communication update.

Register Now for Grant-Writing Workshops
Registration is now open for the next series of grant-writing workshops. Several sessions will be offered, including a general session on grant writing, an intensive grant-writing workshop, writing winning revisions and writing for biomedical publications. Two additional sessions, one on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Awards (NIH K Awards and F32s) and one on National Science Foundation CAREER Awards will be offered. Sessions begin in April. For more information or to register, visit


Advanced Medical Home Forum March 17
Michael Sherman, MD, corporate medical director of physician strategies at Humana, Inc., will discuss “The Advanced Medical Home: A Patient-Centered, Physician-Guided Model of Healthcare” at noon Monday, March 17, on the Stetson Building Fourth Floor. The event will focus on the medical home concept from the perspective of a patient and his/her family. In addition, it will describe the model in the context of redesigning the reimbursement system to support the evolution of care according to these principles and the growing national consensus regarding these principles and they way health plans and other stakeholders are responding. The event is part of the monthly Health Policy Forum, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Health. All are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail

Bone Day Symposium April 4
The UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center is hosting the ninth annual Bone Day symposium, “Modern Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis,” from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at UC. The event features presentations by internationally recognized osteoporosis experts and interactive panel discussions. Registration is free for UC students, faculty and staff. All others can register for $35 before Friday, March 14, and $50 thereafter. Register online or call University Conferencing at (513) 558-1810.

OVALS Conference April 14–15
The Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences (OVALS) annual conference will be held April 14–15 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Day one of the conference features a technology poster competition, exhibits and networking opportunities, followed by a dinner and keynote presentation by Alain Baran, MD, senior vice president of research at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Day two includes a full day of presentations related to this year’s theme of “Transformational Research: A Bridge to Building Economies.” The OVALS Conference is sponsored by UC, Wright State University, University Kentucky, University of Louisville, Ohio University, Air Force Research Lab, CincyTech, Bio/Start, Edison Biotechnology Institute, Commerce Lexington and Louisville Medical Center Development Corp. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit posters for the competition. For more information or to register visit A limited number of complementary registrations are available. Please contact Dorothy Air at or call (513) 263-2722.

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