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Date: Monday, December 15, 2008

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Faculty Candidate Presentations
The Cancer and Cell Biology Recruitment Committee, in conjunction with the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series, will host two faculty recruitment presentations this week. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, Xinjiang Wang, PhD, a faculty candidate from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss “Biochemical Identification of E3 Ligases Regulating Tumor Suppressor Pathways.” At noon Thursday, Dec. 18, Karen Cowden Dahl, PhD, a faculty candidate from the University of New Mexico, will discuss“EGFR Regulation of Invasive Pathways in Ovarian Cancer.” Both talks will be held in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

Clinical Faculty Forum Meeting
A Clinical Faculty Forum meeting to provide updates on the UCP Re-engineering Project will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. The event will begin with light refreshments at 5:30, followed by a presentation by UCP leadership that will begin at 6 and include time for questions and answers. Also, leaders of several Re-engineering Project work groups will give brief presentations and be available for questions. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Gwen Pulido at by Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Center for Imaging Research Talk
Sadhna Verma, MD, will present “The Use of Endorectal Prostate MRI With Prostate Spectroscopy on 1.5 T Unit” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. A light lunch will be served. For more information, visit or call the Center for Imaging Research at (513) 558-6225.

Health Administration and Management Series
Craig Brammer, senior research associate and co-director of the Physician Leadership Program, will discuss “Quality Improvement—Where Quality Measures Originate” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in French East Building Room 135. The presentation is part of the Health Administration and Management Series sponsored by the health care administration and informatics division in the College of Allied Health Sciences.

2009 Pilot Project Grant Symposium
The Center for Environmental Genetics will host the 2009 Pilot Project Grant Symposium from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. The 2007 Pilot Project Grant awardees will present updates on the following research projects:

  • “Genetic Susceptibility to PCB-induced Developmental Neurotoxicity,” Charles Vorhees, in collaboration with Daniel Nebert, Michael Williams and Christine Curran.


  • “Interaction Between COMT Genotype and Nicotine Exposure on Neurocognition in Young Adults,” Krista Medina, in collaboration with Judith Strong, James Eliassen and Paula Shear.  


  • “Immunogenetics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Susceptibility,” Scott Wesselkamper, in collaboration with Ranjan Deka and Mario Medvedovic.  


  • “Epigenetic Dysregulation of Airway Epithelial Cell Gene Expression in the Pathogenesis of Smoking-Induced COPD,” Dennis McGraw, in collaboration with Shuk-mei Ho.  


For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at (513) 558-3625 or          



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