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Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Presentation Explores Peer Review Challenges and Opportunities

Antonio Scarpa, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Healthís Center for Scientific Review, will visit the UC College of Medicine on Tuesday, Sept. 23, to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing peer review. Any interested faculty or staff member is welcome to attend the presentation, which will take place at 4 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. The presentation is sponsored by the College of Medicine, Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, University of Dayton, Miami University and Wright State University. For more information, contact Sunny Saelinger at (513) 558-0072. 


Radiology Section, Program Directors Named

Cristopher Meyer, MD, has been named director of cardiothoracic radiology for UC Radiology. Meyer is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine and completed his radiology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He joined the UC Department of Radiology in 2003.


Robert Wissman, MD, has been named director of the musculoskeletal radiology section for UC Radiology. A graduate of the UC College of Medicine, Wissman has been with the department since 2004 and is currently the residency program director. He completed his radiology residency at Ohio State University and a musculoskeletal fellowship at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.


Ross Ristagno, MD, has assumed leadership of the interventional radiology section. A faculty member since 2006, Ristagno will also assume responsibility for the interventional radiology fellowship program.


Ruth Lavigne, MD, has also assumed directorship of the radiation oncology residency program. She has served as the assistant director of this program since 2006.


College of Medicine Welcomes New Faculty Members

Shannon Bolon, MD, has joined the Department of Family Medicine as an assistant research professor. Bolon conducted her residency training at Moses Cone Family Practice in Greensboro, N.C. She then traveled to the University of Pittsburgh to complete a two-year faculty development fellowship and a masterís in public health. Her research focuses on improving access to medical services for the underserved as well as health literacy and health system reform. She will see patients at the Wyoming Family Practice Center.


Bruce Mahoney, MD, has joined the Department of Radiology as a clinical instructor. Mahoney received his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He then completed a diagnostic radiology residency and nuclear medicine fellowship at UC.



SEPTEMBER 5-7: Sunflower Revolution V

Sunflower Revolution V, an event to raise money for Parkinsonís disease research, will take place this Friday through Sunday. The 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.
It includes: a fundraising gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Tickets are $150, $250 and $500 each; a free educational symposium for patients, families and caregivers beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hyatt; and bike rides of 100K, 40K and 20K. Rides start at 7:30 a.m. (100K) and 9:30 a.m. (40 and 20K) on Sunday at Riverside II Park in Milford. The fee is $80 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. For more event information, visit


SEPTEMBER 12-13: Play to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

ďAbove the 37th Parallel,Ē a one-woman play about living with multiple sclerosis for 20 years, will be performed Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott St., Covington. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis, a center of excellence at the Neuroscience Institute at the UC and University Hospital. For additional information, visit


OCTOBER 18: UC Physicians Health and Wellness Fair

UC Physicians will host its seventh annual Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the University Pointe medical campus at 7700 University Court in West Chester.


A limited number of adult flu shots will be available by appointment only. Appointments are given on a first-call, first-served basis and can be made by calling (513) 475-8000. Attendees can take advantage of free health screenings. For more information on display space at the event, contact Chris Ralston at (513) 475-8006.

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