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Date: Monday, August 11, 2008

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Faculty Members Named to “Forty Under 40” Class
Four UC faculty members have been inducted into the Business Courier's 2008 Forty Under 40 class. They are David Fischer, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, associate professor of neurology, Monica Mitchell, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery. The Forty Under 40 program identifies and recognizes the region’s young core of future business, community and economic leaders. This year’s class was selected by a 20-member panel of past recipients. More than 250 people were nominated. The winners will be formally recognized at dinner banquet on Thursday, Sept. 25. For more information, contact Lisa Muhlenkamp at or (513) 337-9467.

Library Now Open
The new Donald C. Harrison Library, located on the Medical Sciences Building E-level, is now open. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Beginning on Monday, Aug. 18, the library will begin its regular hours of operation, which are:
·         7:45 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday 
      ·         7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 
      ·         Noon to 7 p.m., Saturday
      ·         Noon to 10 p.m., Sunday
For more information, contact Leslie Schick at or (513) 558-4321.

Students Advance in ACP Competition
Sixteen UC medical students have been selected to present at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Ohio Chapter state-wide meeting in Columbus, Oct. 16–17. Mentored by College of Medicine faculty, the students wrote abstracts based on original research or clinical vignettes. They will present their work in poster form at internal medicine grand rounds in September. The students and their research are:

·         Shawn Brickner, “Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Due to Dopamine Withdrawal in a Patient With Parkinson’s Disease”

·         Laura Broxterman, “Recurrent, Misdiagnosed Staphylococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome Secondary to Tampon Use” 

·         Colin Carracher, “Glycemic Dysregulation Leading to Hyperphosphatasemia”

·         Chris Carson, “Sarcoidosis as a Risk Factor for Aspergilloma”

·         Catherine Creeden, “Using Cervical Dysplasia as a Model for HPV Related Anal Disease in HIV Positive Populations”

·         Hillary Dunlevy, “Macular Rash Presenting With Headache”

·         Jon Hassel, “Peripheral Effects of DPP-4 Inhibition and GLP-1 Receptor Agonism on Anorexia and Weight Loss”

·         Holleh Husseinzadeh, “Anagrelide-Induced Heart Failure in Treatment of Essential Thrombocytosis”

·         Jennifer Jaworski, “Osteomalacia as the Presenting Symptom of Occult Tumor”

·         Katie Meier, “Allergic to the Chicken Not the Egg”

·         Anu Mital, “DRESS Syndrome”

·         Azadeh Namakydoust, “Management of Lamivudine-Resistant Hepatitis B Virus With Interferon”

·         Natalie Pilgrim, “Weighing the Risks: Recurrence of Breast Cancer During Pregnancy”

·         Julie Pultinas, “Cerebrovascular Accident Reveals Systemic Amyloidosis”

·         Lee Robinson, “Rifaximin for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea After Liver Transplantation”

·         Jennifer Walker, “A Leprosy Reversal Reaction Following Complete Remission.”


Northwestern Cancer Expert to Speak Tuesday

Martin Tallman, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will discuss “Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: A Decided Victory” at noon Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. The event is sponsored by the hematology-oncology division and the UC Barrett Cancer Center at University Hospital. All are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-0858.


Town Hall Meeting: "Your Home, Your Health, Your Voice"

The UC Center for Environmental Genetics and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will host a free town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, to discuss the connection between health and home. Local scientists will present recent data on hazards in the home, including lead, plastics, second-hand smoke, mold and traffic. The event will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Registration is required and must be received by Thursday, Aug. 28. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at or (513) 558-3625.


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