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Date: Monday, May 5, 2008

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Gibler Receives Award of Excellence
Brian Gibler, MD, Richard C. Levy Professor and chair of the emergency medicine department, has been awarded the 2008 Raymond D. Bahr Award of Excellence from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers at its 2008 meeting in Orlando. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary vision, leadership and excellence in advancing health care. For more information, visit

Hoxworth Holds Cinco de Mayo Blood Drive
Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Cinco de Mayo Blood Drive today at all neighborhood blood centers throughout Greater Cincinnati. All donors who give blood will receive a coupon for a free entrée at the restaurant Qdoba. Donating blood is safe and easy. Donors are asked to eat a good meal at least four hours prior to donating, drink plenty of water or juice and to furnish a photo ID upon donation. To schedule a donation, call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091. To locate a community blood drive, visit

Family Medicine Award Grant to Support Resident Training
The geriatric medicine program has been awarded a two-year, $114,000 grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City to develop a chief resident geriatrics retreat. Led by Gregg Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine and professor of family medicine, and Andrew Filak, MD, senior associate dean and professor of family medicine, the first UC retreat will be held in July 2009. Geriatric medicine faculty from the family medicine and internal medicine departments will participate in the planning and implementation of this new training experience. The Hartford Foundation, one of America's leading philanthropies, works to enhance and expand the training of health professionals who provide care and services to the older adult population. For more information, visit


Cardiovascular Center Pilot Grants
The Cardiovascular Center (CVC) of Excellence is accepting applications for its one-year pilot grants, which will provide up to $30,000 for new collaborative studies between two or more investigators in the cardiovascular area. Grants will be awarded primarily on whether the research has a high probability of receiving new or continued funding from external sources. Priority will be given to collaborative studies involving members of the CVC. Applications should not exceed three pages and must state the proposed study’s rationale, significance, experimental design and anticipated results. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to Litsa Kranias, PhD, at and Neal Weintraub, MD, at by Friday, May 30.


Biomedical Sciences Lectures This Week
John Nilson, PhD, a noted molecular endocrinologist, will visit the College of Medicine this week to deliver two guest lectures for the university community. At 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Nilson will discuss “Exposing the Secret Life of B-Catenin in the HPG Axis" in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. On Friday, May 9, Nilson will present the 2008 Biomedical Sciences Distinguished Lecture, “Along the Endocrine Axis: A Tale of Transgenic Mice.” The talk begins at 11 a.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Sciences’ Rieveschl Audiorium. Nilson is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor and director of Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences. For more information, contact Ron Millard at (513) 558-2336.

Cancer Education Day Saturday
Henry Lynch, MD—recognized widely today as one of the fathers of cancer genetics—will be the keynote speaker at UC’s 2008 Community Cancer Education Day. The event takes place Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Pointe Medical Office Building in West Chester. Lynch is best known for his work identifying hereditary links to cancer of the breast and colon. Hereditary cancers can be passed down through families in specific genes. For more information, visit or call (513) 584-9097.

CancerCenterDistinguished Scientists Seminar
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, professor and chair of the medical genetics and microbiology department at Stony Brook University, will present “Ras-Signaling—A Bird’s Eye View” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 16, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Sciences’ Rieveschl Auditorium.  The event, part of the Barrett Cancer Center Distinguished Scientists Seminar Series, is free and open to all. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284.

Environment and Cancer Forum May 17
The Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center 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. 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

School-Based Diabetes Prevention Talk
Robert Trevino, MD, of the Social and Health Research Center in San Antonio, Texas, will discuss school-based diabetes prevention programs at noon Friday, May 23, in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. All are welcome to attend and lunch will be provided. For more information, call the UC Office of Diversity and Community Affairs at (513) 558-4898.


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