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Date: Monday, April 21, 2008

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Kues Named Chair-Elect of AAMC CME Section
Jack Kues, PhD, assistant dean for continuing medical education (CME) and professor emeritus of family medicine, has been named chair-elect of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) CME Section. Kues, who also serves as assistant senior vice president for continuous professional development at UC, has participated in more than 20 research, education and program grants totaling over $9 million. He has authored over 100 publications, published abstracts, professional presentations and posters. Kues is the past president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education and served as director of its Research Endowment Council for five years. He is also a site surveyor for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and a member of the Council of Academic Societies at the AAMC. 

Gutmark Named Distinguished Research Professor
Effie Gutmark, MD, professor of aerospace engineering and otolaryngology, was named the “Distinguished Research Professor” award winner by UC Board of Trustees. The award is the highest level of faculty recognition for achievements and contributions in research at UC. Gutmark is also the director of UC’s Voice Consortium.

ENT Offers Free Hearing Screenings
In recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month in May, the department of otolaryngology will hold free hearing screenings on Friday, 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Medical Arts Building Suite 5200. All are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity. To reserve your spot, call (513) 475-8453.


Florence Nightingale Awards Thursday
The College of Nursing’s 16th annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Nursing will be held this Thursday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Sixteen Tristate nurses will be recognized for excellence in direct patient care. Six nurses will receive the Florence Nightingale Awards of $1,000, while 10 receive Dean’s Awards of $400. A total of 422 nominations were submitted this year. To view the winners, including nominees, visit

Maryland Professor to Visit UC This Week
Steve Liggett, MD, professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland, will visit the College of Medicine this week to deliver a series of lectures for faculty, staff and students. Liggett, also director of the Cardiopulmonary Genomics Program at Maryland, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of G-protein coupled receptor biology, congestive heart failure and asthma. His lecture series at UC will begin on Wednesday, April 23, with a discussion of “Tailored Therapy for Heart Failure Using Pharmacogenetics” during internal medicine grand rounds in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room 7051. On Thursday, Liggett will present, “Mechanisms of Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor Signaling: Not a Simple Switch” in MSB Room 2351. Friday’s lecture will focus on the “Role of Pharmacogenetics in Personalized Medicine and Drug Development.” The presentation, offered to second-year medical students, will take place in Kresge Auditorium. All the lectures will begin at noon. For more information, call (513) 558-2333 or e-mail

Concert for Cancer April 29
UC’s division of hematology-oncology will host a concert on Tuesday, April 29 to raise funds for clinical research programs and to provide financial assistance to patients in need. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The concert will feature performances by UC College-Conservatory of Music students and professional community vocalists, including excerpts from operas and musical theatre. A jazz trio will also perform. Donations are accepted and the event is open to public. For more information and to register, contact Gayle Pollack at 584-3830.

2008 Adcock Lecture Series May 8–9
The 2008 Malcom Adcock Memorial Lecture Series will be held Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, in Rieveschl Auditorium at Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. The series begins with a symposium on public health preparedness from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. At 5 p.m., Michael Osterholm, PhD, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the series’ featured presentation, “Pandemic Influenza: A Harbinger of Things to Come.” On Friday, Osterholm will discuss “Public Health in the 21st Century: Is Academia Still Relevant?” during a public grand rounds presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. The lecture series is named for the late Malcolm Adcock, who served as the Cincinnati health commissioner for 11 years. Registration to the symposium is $25; all other presentations are free. For more information, call (800) 207-9399 or e-mail

Environment and Cancer Forum May 17
The Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BCERC) will host its fourth annual public forum on the environment and cancer—"Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer." The event, slated for Saturday, May 17, is a resource for anyone who wants to understand how the environment can impact their risk for cancer. Author and breast cancer survivor Nancy Evans will give the keynote address. Evans is a health science consultant for the Breast Cancer Fund and the original editor of State of the Evidence: What is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer? She is also co-producer of the documentary films “Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer,” “Children and Asthma,” and “Good Food, Bad Food: Obesity in American Children.” Registration is $15 and includes breakfast, educational materials and parking. Space is limited and registration is requested by Friday, May 9. For more information, visit


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