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Date: Monday, July 21, 2008

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Hoxworth In Need of O Positive Blood
Hoxworth Blood Center
has issued an emergency appeal for Type O Positive blood donors. Due to recent demands by area hospitals, the center’s blood supply is critically low. The shortage has forced Hoxworth to purchase blood from other blood centers in order to adequately supply the 29 Tristate hospitals it serves. Donations can be made at the Hoxworth Building on the Academic Health Center campus or at one of Hoxworth’s eight neighborhood donation centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Downtown, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Mason, Tri-County and Western Hills. In times of shortages, walk-ins are always welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling (513) 451-0910 or visiting

Reed Wins Women’s Leadership Training Award
Amy Reed, MD, associate professor of surgery, was presented the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Women's Leadership Training Award at the SVS annual meeting on June 6. The SVS Women's Leadership Training Award assists female vascular surgeons to become leaders and mentors in the vascular surgery specialty by allowing them attend a leadership training program. Reed, who also serves as the vascular surgery fellowship program director, plans to develop her leadership skills by attending the Institute for Women's Leadership Conferences and the Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women Faculty Seminar. She also will shadow two female chairs of surgery at well-known universities and hospitals. For more information, visit

Call for Alpha Omega Alpha Nominations
Nominations are being accepted for election into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Each year, the college submits nominations for three residents with at least one year of training, two faculty members and two UC alumni with at least 10 years of post-UC experience. Resident nominations must include a medical school transcript, CV and nomination letter from their respective department chair. Faculty nominations must include a CV and a department chair letter. Alumni nominations must include a CV and a department chair letter. All nominations are due no later than Friday, Aug. 1, and must be sent to IvaDean Lair at mail location 0552. Nomination letters should be addressed to Guy Neff, MD, AOA councilor. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-5577. AOA is a national honorary medical society which strives to recognize and perpetuate excellence in the medical profession. Learn more by visiting

Three Join Cardiovascular Diseases
Three faculty members have joined the cardiovascular diseases division. They are Ali Nihad Al-Assaad, MD, Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, and Hanan Kerr, MD.

  • Al-Assaad, assistant professor of clinical medicine, specializes in general cardiology. He completed an internal medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University and a cardiology fellowship at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. He will see patients at the Fort Hamilton Physician Office Center in Hamilton. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 387-5900.


  • Cilingiroglu,assistant professor of clinical medicine, specializes in acute coronary syndromes and coronary and peripheral interventions. He completed an internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Virginia and a general cardiology fellowship at Baylor University and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. He will see patients at the Medical Arts Building and University and Fort Hamilton hospitals. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 475-8521.


  • Kerr, adjunct assistant professor, specializes in women and heart disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. She completed an internal medicine residency at Medical College of Virginia and a cardiology fellowship at UC and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She will see patients at the Medical Arts Building. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 475-8521.


Sunflower Revolution V Dates Set
The Sunflower Revolution V to raise money and awareness of Parkinson’s disease will be held Sept. 5–7. The weekend festivities include a gala and auction on Friday, an educational symposium and expo for patients, caregivers and physicians on Saturday and a bike ride on Sunday with three distances to choose from. The annual event is a collaboration involving the University Hospital Foundation, the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital, the Mayfield Clinic and the Davis Phinney Foundation. For more information, visit


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