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Date: Monday, November 3, 2008

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Embi Receives President’s Award
Peter Embi, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has received the 2008 Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) President’s Award. Embi and his co-editors were recognized for developing the online Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Postgraduate Rheumatology Training Program. The program, which will launch Dec. 1, includes 18 hours of audio-annotation on 2,800 PowerPoint slides with an additional 631 images. The novel program will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others interested in rheumatology to have a flexible, affordable way to build competence in the care of persons with rheumatic diseases. To learn more about this online training program, visit

UC Fares Well in ACP Competition
UC faculty, residents and medical students were selected to present at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Ohio Chapter statewide meeting in Columbus Oct. 16–17. Participating faculty included Mark Bibler, MD, Brad Mathis, MD, Eric Warm, MD, and Jodi Grandominico, MD. Residents Luckson Mathieu, MD, and Amy Dichiara, MD, won two of the four top prizes in the resident research competition. Resident Sapan Patel, MD, won one of four top prizes in the clinical vignette competition. Medical students Jonathan Hassel and Jennifer Walker also placed in the top four. Hassel won first in the medical student research competition while Walker took third in the clinical vignette competition. Overall, UC won one-fifth of the awarded prizes, a considerable achievement considering there are only 18 internal medicine residencies and seven medical schools in the state of Ohio.



Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Nov. 6
Yi Zheng, PhD, interim director of the experimental hematology and cancer biology division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, will discussRho Family GTPases: Biology and Rationalized Small Molecule Targeting” at noon Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

NCI Expert to Discuss ‘Inherited Renal Cancer Syndromes’ Nov. 7
Laura Schmidt, PhD, of the Urologic Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will discuss “Inherited Renal Cancer Syndromes: Focus on Birt-Hogg-Dube’ Syndrome” at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is part of theJoint Cancer Program Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

Graduate Student Research Forum Nov. 13
The 29th annual College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Forum will be heldThursday, Nov. 13. Graduate students will showcase their latest research during a poster forum from 9 a.m. to noon on the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) fourth floor. At 1:30 p.m., Polly Matzinger, PhD, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, will discuss, “Immunity Is a Conversation, Not a War" in MSB Room E351. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony and reception at 3 p.m. in the MSB cafeteria. For more information, contact Mary Jo Petersman at (513) 558-7341 or

State of Research Address Nov. 13
The “State of Research at UC” address will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, will be joined by Donna Dean, of Lewis-Burke Associates, and Margie Rolf, of UC's governmental relations office, in presenting an overview of UC's research enterprise. They also will highlight state and federal issues and opportunities related to research funding. For more information, contact Linda Minton at (513) 558-0026 or, or visit


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