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Date: Monday, August 4, 2008

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Gynecological Oncologist Joins UC
W. Edward Richards, MD, has been named director of womenís cancer for UC Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. He will also serve as interim director of UCís gynecologic oncology division. Richards specializes in treating pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions in the reproductive tract. He joins UC from Gynecologic Oncology Associates, a private- and university-based practice in Lubbock, Texas. During this time, he also served as an assistant professor at Texas Tech Universityís School of Medicine and principal investigator of several Gynecologic Oncology Group-sponsored clinical research studies. Richards completed his medical education at Texas Tech Universityís School of Medicine, followed by residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Texas A&M University/Scott & White Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in gynecological oncology at the University of Kentucky. For more information, visit

UC Community Blood Drive This Week
Hoxworth Blood Center will hold its summer UC Community Blood Drive this week in McMicken Hall Room 151. Donors can make an appointment or walk-in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, or from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. All donors will receive a Hoxworth summer T-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win a family four-pack to see the Bodies exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. All donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. In addition, donors must also eat a good meal within four hours of donating, drink plenty of water or juice and bring a valid ID to the donor location. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

Surgical Handbook Available Aug. 22
The sixth edition of the Mont Reid Surgical Handbook will go on sale Friday, Aug. 22. The book, which serves as a guide for efficient and effective management of common surgical problems, can be purchased at the Barnes & Noble and Amazon Web sites. Wolfgang Stehr, MD, who recently completed his residency at UC, serves as the editor-of-chief of this new edition. For more information, contact April Dostie at (513) 558-4787.


College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony Aug. 15
The College of Medicineís White Coat Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Music Hall. Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor neurosurgery and recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, will serve as this yearís keynote speaker. The White Coat Ceremony is an annual tradition where all 165 incoming medical students formally receive a white coat, symbolizing their transition into the medical profession. For more information, contact IvaDean Lair at (513) 558-5577 or

CCTST Open House Sept.18
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Suite 300 on the 10th floor of Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center Location S. The CCTST was established in 2005 as the academic home for clinical and translational research by David Stern, MD, College of Medicine dean and vice president of health affairs of UC. The center provides the Academic Health Center with research support services, including study design and biostatistical support, individual (K23) and institutional (T32) training grant preparation assistance, clinical and translational research training, and funding opportunities, including the Deanís Scholars program. The CCTST also spearheaded the AHCís preparation of a National Institutes of Health Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) proposal, currently under review. The CCTST is co-directed by associate deans for clinical and translational research James Heubi, MD, and Joel Tsevat, MD. For more information, contact Susan Swearingen, CCTST program manager, at (513) 803-1041 or, or visit

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