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Date: Monday, February 2, 2009

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2009 Daniel Drake Medal—Call for Nominations
The College of Medicine is seeking nominations for the 2009 Daniel Drake Medal awards. The Drake Medal is the highest recognition the college can bestow on its living alumni, present faculty or former faculty. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of a distinguished career as a biomedical research investigator or clinician-teacher. The selection committee is heavily dependent on faculty, alumni and emeriti to generate the broadest list of nominees so that the names of one basic scientist and one clinician can be forwarded for consideration by Thursday, Feb.12. For more information on the awards, including the ability to submit your nominations online, visit

Area Blood Supply at Critical Level—Donors Needed
Hoxworth Blood Center is requesting that all eligible donors give blood at their earliest convenience due to shortages from last week’s winter storm. Hoxworth operates nine neighborhood donor centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Corryville, downtown, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Thomas, Mason, Tri-County and Western Hills. In times of shortages, walk-ins are always welcome, or appointments can be scheduled by calling (513) 451-0910. To locate a community blood drive or if you are a registered donor and want to schedule online, visit and click “Donate Now.”

IBD Specialist Joins Digestive Diseases Division
Richard Rood, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine, recently joined the division of digestive diseases. He specializes in Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and will see patients at the Medical Arts Building, University Pointe and the Montgomery Medical Center. Most recently, Rood was in private practice in northern Ohio. He completed an internal medicine residency at Ohio State University and a gastroenterology fellowship at Tufts University in Boston. To schedule an appointment, call (513) 475-7505.



Wear Red Day Feb. 6
UC, University Hospital and UC Physicians are collaborating with the American Heart Association (AHA) to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6. The day—which is free and open to all UC, UH and UCP employees and students—will feature a full schedule of activities in the atrium of the CARE/Crawley building. Activities include free heart health screenings—blood pressure and cholesterol checks—for students, faculty and staff in the CARE/Crawley atrium from 9 a.m. to noon and in the UC Fitness Center lobby from 1 to 4 p.m.; a Go RED Group Photo at 11:45 a.m. for all students, faculty and staff who wear red; brown bag luncheon and talk at noon, “Love Your Heart: The Truth About Women and Heart Disease,” featuring Stephanie Dunlap, MD, a cardiologist with UC Physicians; a presentation for clinical faculty and staff by Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, an interventional cardiologist, and Walter Merrill, MD, a cardiac surgeon, featuring Misty Walterman’s case; and a “Who Wears Red Best” photo contest. Photos can be e-mailed to For more information, visit

UMass Professor to Visit UC
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical and translational research at the University of Massachusetts, will discuss “Molecular Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Immune Regulation: Implications for Liver Disease” at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the University Hospital Surgical Amphitheater. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Betsy Boiman or call (513) 558-8674.

Tips for Gaining ACS Funding Talk
William Phelps, PhD, of the American Cancer Society (ACS), will discuss tips for obtaining funding from the ACS on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Rieveschl Auditorium. He will also review funding priorities and what separates successful applications from those not funded in this highly competitive environment for cancer research dollars. The event is sponsored by the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt or call (513) 558-1284.

Cerebral Hemodynamics and Advanced Imaging Presentation
William Ball, MD, will speak on “Understanding Cerebral Hemodynamics in Children Through Advanced Imaging” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. A light lunch will be served. Ball is a professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and pediatrics at UC and attending neuroradiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The talk is presented by the UC College of Medicine Center for Imaging Research. For more information, download the flyer at

OVALS Conference April 2–3
The Ohio Valley Affiliates for Life Sciences (OVALS) annual conference will be held April 2–3 at the Dayton Marriott Hotel in Dayton. Day one of the conference features a technology poster competition, exhibits and networking opportunities, followed by a dinner and keynote presentation titled “Diseases That Will Drive Future Technology and Opportunity” by Michael Parkinson, MD, executive vice president and chief health and medical officer of Lumenos. Day two includes a full day of presentations on topics related to technology trends and opportunities in the areas of nanoparticles, medical devices, biosafety technologies and stem cell technology. The OVALS Conference is sponsored by UC, Wright State University, University Kentucky, University of Louisville, Ohio University, Air Force Research Laboratory, CincyTechUSA, Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, Edison Biotechnology Institute and the Indiana Health Industry Forum. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit posters for the competition. For more information or to register, visit, or contact Dorothy Air at (513) 263-2723. A limited number of complimentary registrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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