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Date: Monday, September 15, 2008

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Bragg Named to Inaugural Health and Aging Policy Fellow Class
Libbie BraggLibbie Bragg, PhD, research associate professor in the public health sciences department and associate professor in the College of Nursing, was selected to the 2008–09 inaugural class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows. As part of her appointment, Bragg will work on health policy projects and participate in core program components that focus on leadership in health and aging policy, as well as career and communications skill development. Supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and administered by Columbia University, the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program’s goal is to develop a core group of professional leaders who will serve as positive change agents in health and aging policy by helping to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans. For biographies of the 2008–09 Health and Aging Policy Fellows and more information on the program, visit

Exhibit Opens in Health Sciences Library
ArtworkAn art exhibit by Wolfgang Ritschel, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of pharmacokinetics and pharmacology, will be on display in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library beginning today and running through Dec. 15. “Learned in Science, Explored in Art: An Exhibit of Paintings and Sculpture by Wolfgang Ritschel” comprises 35 paintings and 10 pieces of sculpture with medical or health themes. The artwork embraces the medical areas of diagnosis, therapy, surgery and research, and is based on respect for the patient, health professional and researcher. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. After being on display at UC, the exhibit will travel to libraries throughout the United States over the next two years. 

CARE/Crawley Video
Those who missed the grand opening celebration of the CARE/Crawley Building or have yet visited the new structure can view a video of the building by visiting The video includes footage of exterior and interior features that may not be visible by casually strolling through the building. The video was produced by the Academic Health Center public relations department and was shown during last week’s grand opening gala and public ceremony. For more information, call (513) 558-4553 or e-mail


CCTST Open House Thursday
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 Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S. The open house will include demonstrations of the CCTST “Research Central” online intake process and research database development services. It will also include a display staffed by representatives of the MS in clinical and translational research program, a CCTST slideshow, and opportunities to discuss available services with program directors. 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 (AHC) 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 Dean’s Scholars program. The CCTST also spearheaded the AHC’s preparation of a National Institutes of Health Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award 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, visit or contact Susan Swearingen, program manager, at (513) 803-1041 or


Osteoporosis Conference Oct. 10

The 3rd annual osteoporosis conference, “Osteoporosis: A Health Concern for All Generations,” will be held Friday, Oct. 10, at the Drake Center. The conference, the only one of its kind in southwest Ohio, will provide an opportunity for health professional groups to learn more about their respective roles and responsibilities in caring for patients concerned with their bone health. The course will present clinically based lectures for nurses, physician assistants and physical therapists. Radiologic technicians will attend a three-hour course on the DXA scanning technique, including case discussions. Registration is $50 and includes conference materials, breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call (513) 558-1810 or e-mail by Friday, Oct. 3.


Health Policy Forum Oct. 13

Lisa Simpson, MD and Derek van Amerongen, MD, will discuss “The Debate We Wish We Were Having: Perspectives on the Obama/McCain Health Reform Plans” at noon Monday, Oct. 13, on the Stetson Building second floor. The talk is part of the public health sciences department’s Health Policy Forum. Simpson is a professor in the health policy and clinical effectiveness division of the pediatrics department. She is also the director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Van Amerongen is vice president and chief medical officer for Humana Health Plans of Ohio.  All are welcome to attend and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Christina Burke-Tillema at or (513) 558-2721.


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