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Date: Monday, July 14, 2008

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UC Professor Receives Neuroradiology Society’s Highest Honor
The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) recently awarded Robert Lukin, MD, the organization’s highest honor: the Gold Medal. The professor of radiology and former chair accepted the award at the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans on June 5. The Gold Medal was established in 1995 to honor individuals who have made “exceptional contributions” to the field of neuroradiology. Medal awardees are selected for both professional and personal excellence. As only the third radiology chair at UC, Lukin led the department with what his colleagues called a “calm, strong leadership style” for 15 years. He stepped down as chair in February 2008 to focus on clinical activities. Read more about Lukin at


Filak Completes Selective AAMC Course
Andy Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, completed the Association of American Medical Colleges' Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Course. The 40-hour plus course is designed to help participants fulfill their responsibilities as institutional graduate medical education leaders. The course, offered exclusively to academic leaders, explores all areas of graduate medical education, including how to lead an institution through accreditation, improve the education program, develop residency program directors and manage resources.

Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Best
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital are two of 170 hospitals nationwide to be ranked in one or more specialties in the 2008 edition of America's Best Hospitals, published by U.S.News & World Report. Cincinnati Children's ranked third in the country for general pediatrics, digestive diseases and respiratory disorders, fourth for cancer, sixth for neonatal care, eighth for heart and heart surgery and 17th for neurology and neurosurgery. University Hospital was ranked in three categories: endocrinology, 31; urology, 41; and kidney disease, 49. Read more about the rankings at


Lindner Center of HOPE Grand Opening
The Lindner Center of HOPE will hold a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at 4075 Old Western Row Road in Mason. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. The event, open to the public, includes facility tours, health and wellness information and light refreshments. The Lindner Center of HOPE is a comprehensive mental health center, offering short-term, hospital-based inpatient services as well as longer-term, private, voluntary live-in services. Affiliated with the College of Medicine, the center will be staffed by UC physicians and researchers. Paul Keck, Jr., MD, vice chair and professor of psychiatry at UC, serves at the Lindner Center of HOPE president and CEO. The center will open for patient care on Monday, Aug. 18. For more information, visit



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