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Date: Monday, October 27, 2008

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State of the Academic Health Center Address
UC President Nancy Zimpher, Vice President for Health Affairs David Stern, MD, and the deans of UC's health colleges will present the 2008 State of the Academic Health Center address Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. All are encouraged to attend. To view a video invitation of this event, visit

Health a Focus of UC's Billion-Dollar Campaign
UC’s capital campaign, originally set for a goal of $
800 million, was officially kicked off Saturday, Oct. 25, during a celebration held in Fifth Third Arena. The university announced during the event that it will seek approval from the UC Board of Trustees to change the campaign goal to $1 billion. The “Proudly Cincinnati” capital campaign aims to raise funds for a number of initiatives, including those related to health: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases and neurosciences. Research related to trauma, nanomedicine and hearing will also be supported by the campaign’s “Health in the 21st Century” fundraising focus. UC raised more than $453 million during the quiet campaigning period. To learn more about UC’s capital campaign, visit


Leadership Offices Relocated

The following offices have been relocated to suite E-870 of the new CARE/Crawley Building:

  • David Stern, MD, vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine

  • Thomas Boat, MD, executive associate dean and CEO of UC Physicians, Inc.

  • Robert Ambach, senior associate vice president for health affairs, chief financial officer and senior associate dean for operations and finance at the College of Medicine

  • Andrew Filak, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs

The College of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs and Admissions will remain in the former dean’s suite, Medical Sciences Building Room E-251. For more information, call (513) 558-7333. View a map.


CARE/Crawley Fitness Center to Open Nov. 3

The CARE/Crawley Fitness Center will hold its grand opening celebration on Monday, Nov. 3. The center, available to faculty, staff and students, features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a wide array of programs and services, including massage therapy, personal training, fitness assessments, nutrition and weight management, reformer/Pilates and group fitness classes. Prospective members can check out the new facility prior to the grand opening during the following times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28:          7 to 8 a.m., Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Thursday, Oct. 30:         Noon to 1 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m.

Normal hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (513) 558-0604 or visit



UC Bearcat Week at Hoxworth
Hoxworth Blood Center will celebrate UC Bearcats Week by offering all blood donors the opportunity to win a pair of season tickets to all men’s basketball games at home. All donors who give blood at any Hoxworth mobile drive or neighborhood donor center beginning Monday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 1, will be automatically registered in the drawing. For more information, visit To schedule a donation appointment at a neighborhood donor center, call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091. To locate a community blood drive, visit and click “Donate Now.”

Breast Cancer and Survivorship Educational Seminar
A patient educational seminar on breast cancer and survivorship, “Reclaiming Control: Life After Breast Cancer—The Patient’s Perspective” will beheld from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, in Kresge Auditorium. Local UC physicians and experts from M.D. Anderson, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Creighton University School of Medicine will discuss prominent survivorship issues, including: rekindling sexuality after breast cancer, managing life with hormone therapy and the role of hereditary risk factors. The event is free and open to the public. Continental breakfast will be provided. To register, contact Danielle Arand at (513) 636-7226 or

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