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Date: Monday, June 2, 2008

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Archdeacon Named University Hospital Chief of Staff
Michael Archdeacon, MD, has been named chief of staff at University Hospital (UH), effective June 1. Archdeacon is currently vice chair of orthopedic surgery and director of the musculoskeletal trauma division at UC. Archdeacon replaces Michael Nussbaum, MD, who has served as hospital chief of staff since 2000. Nussbaum is leaving UC for a position as professor and chair of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Fla. Archdeacon, who also serves as medical director of orthopedic surgery at UH, has been an active member of the hospital’s Operating Room Scheduling and Access Committee, in addition to performing his clinical and research activities. Archdeacon earned his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University. He also completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He has been a member of the UH medical staff since 2001.

Barrett Named Unsung Hero
William Barrett, MD, was named the recipient of Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Award by Cancer Family Care. He was presented the award during a ceremony held on May 22. Barrett, a professor of radiology and director of UC’s radiation oncology division, is an advocate for cancer education, research and patient care. He is the founder and organizer of the annual UC Community Cancer Education Day, a free public event designed to give people the latest information about treatment, prevention and detection of all types of cancer. He also initiated a free prostate cancer screening program for Tristate men. Barrett was nominated for the award by the sister of one of his former patients. For more information on Barrett, visit

Medical Volunteers Earn Renewal Grant
The College of Medicine’s Medical Volunteers of UC (MEDVOUC) has been awarded a $1,000 renewal grant from Alpha Omega Alpha to improve its downtown patient clinic, the Drop-Inn Center. MEDVOUC is a student volunteer organization that provides basic health care to underserved communities in Greater Cincinnati, while increasing medical student exposure to clinical skills. The group trains students to provide primary care services, including blood pressure screening, glucose monitoring, delivery of flu shots and other minor care skills. Alpha Omega Alpha is a national organization that strives to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession. For more information, visit

Shriners Hospital Celebrates 40 Years, Opens Burn Exhibit
Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati has unveiled a new exhibit, “40 Years of Pediatric Burn Care,” which is now open for public viewing. The exhibit, part of the hospital’s 40th anniversary celebration, showcases the most significant advancements in pediatric burn care over the last four decades. It also tells the stories of the children who have been treated at the Cincinnati hospital—their physical pain, emotional struggles and determination to overcome adversity. The exhibit includes an interactive display to show stages of first-, second- and third-degree burns and a timeline display that highlights important milestones in burn care. The exhibit, located in the hospital main lobby and atrium, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Visitors are encouraged to call the hospital at (513) 872-6000 prior to visiting to ensure that the exhibit is not out on loan. For more information, visit

Tuition Remission Changes to University Rules
The UC Board of Trustees approved changes to the university’s tuition remission benefit at its May 27 meeting. The changes, which include limitations on benefits for medical and master of science in physiology degrees, will become effective Sept. 1. Communication sessions to share information on these changes will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium. Additional sessions will be held on the west campus and at Raymond Walters and Clermont colleges. For more information, visit

Donate Blood to Honor Medical Pioneer Charles Drew, MD
Hoxworth Blood Center, in conjunction with the Allen Temple AME Church at Jordan’s Crossing and the Council of Christian Communions, will host the “Dr. Charles R. Drew Day” Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory has proclaimed the day as “Dr. Charles R. Drew Day.” Donors can give blood at all Hoxworth Neighborhood Donation Centers and in the Allen Temple AME Church Room 304. Charles Drew, MD, was an African-American medical pioneer and physician. His research in the field of blood transfusion led to improved techniques for blood storage and large-scale blood banks during World War II. For more information, visit or call (513) 451-0910.

Environmental Health Seminar Wednesday
Daniel Nebert, PhD, professor of environmental health, will discuss “From Human Genetics and Genomics to Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics: Past Lessons, Future Directions” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, in Kehoe Auditorium. The event is part of the environmental health department’s Wednesday Seminar Series. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at (513) 558-3625.

Queen City ENT Symposium
The otolaryngology–head and neck surgery department will host its annual Queen City ENT Symposium on Saturday, June 14, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The free seminar will examine contemporary issues and research by the department’s residents, fellows and faculty. Brian Wiatrak, MD, a physician at Children’s Hospital of Alabama and College of Medicine alumnus, will be the keynote speaker. All practicing otolaryngologists, residents, fellows, audiologists and speech pathologists are encouraged to attend. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Barbara Huber (513) 558-5391.

Air Force Physician to Discuss Head and Neck/Craniofacial Trauma
Maj. Manuel Lopez, MD, chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Wilford Hall Medical Center on the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, will be the special guest lecturer during otolaryngology–head and neck surgery grand rounds on Wednesday, June 11. Lopez will discuss “Head and Neck/Craniofacial Trauma: An Iraq Front Line Experience” from 7 to 8 a.m. in Medical Science Building Room E-351. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Barbara Huber (513) 558-5391.

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