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Date: Monday, December 1, 2008

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MLK Scholarships Available
The Academic Health Center is soliciting nominations for 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. scholarships. Three $1,000 grants will be awarded to commemorate King’s life and works. Employees of the University of Cincinnati, University Hospital and the Health Alliance are eligible for the grant. The awards are co-funded by University Hospital, the UC College of Medicine and the Health Alliance. Past recipients have used the awards to defray education costs, attend programs or start nonprofit groups. Individuals may self-apply or be nominated.  The deadline to apply or nominate is Friday, Dec. 12. The grant selection criteria and form are available at

College of Medicine Visitation Day
The College of Medicine held its ninth annual Visitation Day on Friday, Nov. 21. Forty students, traveling from as far away as Mexico, spent the day attending the College of Medicine Graduate Fair, seminars on UC's research training programs and MD program and touring laboratories, such as the Center for Biological Microscopy, Center for Imaging Research, Collier, Steece-Collier, Sortwell and Lipton Parkinson’s Research Group, Crawley Vision Research Center/Ophthalmic Research Lab, David Plas, Isolated Heart, Kranias (Cardiovascular Research), Molecular Cardiovascular Development, Mouse Physiology Core, Tom Thompson and Wylie-Heasman. For more information, contact Laura Hildreth at or (513) 558-6791.


IvaDean Concert and Reception Friday
The fifth annual IvaDean Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The event, which features musical performances from College of Medicine faculty, staff and students, supports the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund for medical students in need of financial assistance. The fund, named after IvaDean Lair, assistant dean in the College of Medicine, was created in 2003 by that year’s outgoing class as a way to pay tribute to Lair’s influence on medical students. Lair has served the medical college for more than 40 years. Prior to the event, David Stern, MD, vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, will hold a pre-concert reception in the CARE/Crawley Building atrium from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. To make a donation to the scholarship fund or to obtain concert information, call (513) 558-0910.

Cancer and Cell Biology Talk Dec. 4
Sara Meyer, a graduate student in cancer and cell biology, will discuss the role of the Ron receptor in mammary gland development at noon Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The Ron receptor has been found to be active in several cancers, including breast and pancreatic cancer. The presentation is part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at or (513) 558-1284.

Cancer Seminar Dec. 5
Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD, professor and chair of genetics and development at the Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss, “The Novel Endocrinology of Bone” at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Genetics’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium's (formerly called the joint cancer program) Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at or (513) 558-1284.

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