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Date: Monday, November 17, 2008

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Strakowski Among Nation’s Top Doctors for Women

Stephen Strakowski, MD, Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and chair of the psychiatry department, has been named one of “America’s Top Doctors for Women” by Women’s Health magazine. Strakowski was one of 17 psychiatrists nationally and five in the Midwest listed by the magazine in its November issue. He specializes in the management of bipolar disorder and depression. For more information, visit


Psychiatry Multimedia Module Earns High Distinction

The multimedia module entitled "Mental Status Examination," conceived by Aurora Bennett, MD, and Brian Evans, OD, both of psychiatry, was "Accepted With Acclamation" by the peer reviewers at MedEdPortal. This is the first College of Medicine multimedia project to be published with this distinction at MedEdPortal. Megan Mcnamee, MD, of psychiatry, was the sole actor who depicted a vast array of psychiatric states.The module was developed in partnership with the Instructional Technology Center. For more information, visit


Hom Edits New Textbook on Tissue Healing

David Hom, MD, professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, is senior editor of “Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck,” a medical textbook which will be published Dec. 8 by BC Decker. More than 60 multi-specialty experts contributed. In addition to addressing contemporary major tissue healing problems of the face and neck and their clinical solutions, the book also discusses future potential therapies. Hom is director of the otolaryngology’s division of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. For more information, contact Hom at


UC Med Mentors Receives Continued Support

UC Med Mentors has received $10,000 from the Charles H. Dater Foundation to support continued activities of the group. This is the second installment of a $30,000 grant that was awarded to the program last year. Med Mentors will use the funds to take their mentees to the Broadway Across America productions of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Stomp” at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The grant will also support trips to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Newport Aquarium and other attractions as well as for special events. For more information, contact Wan Lim, PhD, at or (513) 558-7659.


Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductions

Ten fourth-year medical students, six residents, a faculty member and a recent graduate were recently selected for induction into the Cincinnati chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The medical students selected include: Leah Bauer, Stephen Chang, Hillary Dunlevy, Michelle Groves, Holleh Husseinzadeh, Julie Kloenne, Erin Medlin, Hillary Mount, Sarah Pickle and Thomas Sweets. The resident inductees include Ryan Buchholz, MD, Ian Foley, MD, Shrawan Gaitonde, MD, Emily Moosbrugger, MD, Brian Revis, MD, and Wolfgang Stehr, MD.  They all were honored with the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards last spring. Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, and Justin Stevens, MD, both recognized with the 2008 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, will also be inducted. The GHHS, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Awards are all sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. GHHS honors senior medical students, residents, physician teachers and other individuals who “demonstrate excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, March 4, at the Vernon Manor Hotel. For more information, e-mail Denise Gibson, PhD, at




Center for Environmental Genetics Seminar Nov. 19
Kenneth Ramos, PhD, professor at the University of Louisville, will discuss “Computational and Biological Inference of L1 Regulatory Networks” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Kehoe Auditorium at Kettering Laboratory.  Ramos is the director of Louisville’s Center for Environmental Genomics and Integrative Biology. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at or (513) 558-3625.

Skin Health Rejuvenation Seminar Nov. 20
The cosmetic surgery group at University Pointe will host a seminar on skin health from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. Medical experts will be on hand to discuss advances in medicine that can restore the skin's health and beauty as well as prevent typical signs of aging. TriLuma, a pharmaceutical product designed to help produce more radiant appearing skin, and in-office procedures that can reverse visible signs of aging will be discussed. Attendees will receive a 15 percent discount on any TriLuma purchase. The event, which takes place at University Pointe, includes refreshments, appetizers and door prizes. For more information, call (513) 475-8881 or visit


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