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Date: Monday, February 16, 2009

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Salehi Awarded Career Development Grant
Marzieh Salehi, MD, assistant professor in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, has received a five-year, $893,490 career development grant (NIH K23) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Salehi will investigate the mechanisms through which surgical weight-loss procedures, such as gastric bypass, affect insulin secretion and correct diabetes.


UC Health Administration and Management Series
Joan Murdock, PhD, director of the health care administration and informatics division in the College of Allied Health Sciences and program director of the Physician Leadership Program, will discuss “The Challenges of Health Care Leadership in the 21st Century” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in French East, Room 135. The talk is part of the UC Health Administration and Management Series and sponsored by the College of Allied Health Sciences. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Murdock at

Ohio Valley Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Cranial Base Course
The otolaryngology—head and neck surgery department will host a two-day course on safe endoscopic and cranial base surgery March 20–21 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at UC.Experts from UC, the University of Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation will presentadvanced techniques and instrumentation to improve the skills of both the beginner and the advanced endoscopic surgeon. The course includes hands-on laboratory dissections. For more information or to register, contact Barbara Huber
at (513) 558-5391, or visit

'AIDS in Africa' Talk Thursday
Victoria Wulsin, MD, DrPh, founder of SOTENI International and physician with the Village of Hope program at the Mbakalo Health Centre in Kenya, will present “The Global AIDS Pandemic: The Intersection of Politics and Epidemiology” at noon Thursday, Feb. 26, in Kettering Auditorium. The talk is part of the environmental health department’s “Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Thursday Seminar Series.” For more information, contact Jackie Knapke at (513) 558-0809 or


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