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Date: Monday, August 18, 2008

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Lindner Center of HOPE to Open Today
The Lindner Center of HOPE will officially open its doors to patients today. The center, staffed by College of Medicine faculty, will provide mental health diagnostic and treatment services. Located in Mason, it features 64 beds for adolescents, adults and senior adults and is fully integrated with outpatient services, including psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, education, rehabilitation and expert consultations. The center will focus on early intervention for people with new mental health problems, and for people who have not had success with their current treatment. Paul Keck Jr., MD, vice chair and professor of psychiatry, serves as the center’s president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit or call (513) 536-4673.

CARE/Crawley, MSB Lock-Down Procedures
Effective today, the main entrance doors to the CARE/Crawley Building and Medical Sciences Building will be accessible via the ID badge card readers only from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., Friday through Saturday. Please make sure your ID badge works in the card readers. If it does not, please contact the key control and ID badges office at (513) 556-4925. If you have any questions, contact Karen Christian at (513) 558-7334 or



Brain and Bipolar Disorder Talk
Jim Eliassen, PhD, will discuss “Alterations in Brain Activation and Brain Biochemistry in Bipolar Disorder” at noon Thursday, Aug. 21, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. Eliassen is a research assistant professor of psychiatry and associate director of the Center for Imaging Research. The event, which includes a light lunch, is sponsored by the Center for Imaging Research. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Mary Stewart at (513) 558-6225 or

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar
Andrei Budanov, PhD, of the pharmacology department at the University of California San Diego, will discuss “The p53-Regulated Sestrin Gene Products Inhibit mTOR Signaling” at noon Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the cancer and cell biology department. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Peggy Barewilt at (513) 558-1284 or

Golf Tournament to Benefit Joint Cancer Center

The Jeff Wyler Golf Classic to benefit local cancer research and care will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Ivy Hills Country Club in Newtown. All proceeds will be directed toward the joint cancer program, a collaboration between UC, University Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For more information on registration or sponsorship, call (513) 266-1444.

CARE/Crawley Building Grand Opening
The Center for Academic Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building will have its grand opening Sept. 9–10, celebrating the completion of a signature architectural structure on the Academic Health Center campus. Following an invitation-only dinner and gala Sept. 9, a public ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 10. All are invited to attend the public ceremony. For more information, contact the public relations and communications office at (513) 558-4553 or

Environmental Genetics Workshop
The UC Center for Environmental Genetics will host a workshop on reporting the results of environmental biomarker testing to study participants and public health officials on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, and will feature two guest speakers. Julia Brody, PhD, of the Silent Spring Institute and principal investigator of the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study, will discuss “Is It Safe? Reporting Personal Exposure Results to Study Participants When Science is Uncertain.” Edward Emmett, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will describe his experiences in “Successful Use of a ‘Community-First’ Method of Reporting Research Results to an Affected Group.” For more information, access the brochure at or contact Elizabeth Kopras at (513) 558-3625 or 

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