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Date: Monday, March 16, 2009

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Cilingiroglu Named CRT Young Leader

Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD, of the cardiovascular diseases division, has been named a 2009 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT)Top 25 Young Leader. The CRT Young Leader Awards recognize current and future clinical and academic excellence in physicians practicing interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine. Cilingiroglu was recognized at a March 5 awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The awards are sponsored by CRT 2009 and supported through an unrestricted grant by Medtronic CardioVascular. For more information, visit


DiChiara Named SGIM Regional Resident Award Winner

Amy DiChiara, MD, a third-year resident in the internal medicine department, has received the 2008 Regional Resident Presentation of the Year Award for the Midwest Region of the Society of General and Internal Medicine (SGIM). DiChiara was recognized for her research abstract, “Surveillance Colonoscopy: Poor Compliance and Underutilization in an Urban Academic Institution.” The research was rated as the top abstract as determined by the abstract review committee and Midwest Regional Planning Committee. She will present the research in poster format at the SGIM annual meeting on May 14 in Miami Beach, Fla. SGIM is an international organization of physicians, educators, researchers, residents and medical students dedicated to improving patient care, education and research in primary care and general internal medicine. For more information, visit


Effat, Leesar Named to West Chester Hospital Cardiac Posts

UC cardiologists Mohamed Effat, MD, and Massoud Leesar, MD, have been named cardiac medical directors at West Chester Medical Center. Effat will serve as medical director for cardiology. He currently is the co-director of the cardiac catherterization laboratory at University Hospital and directorof echocardiography at University Pointe. Leesar will be the new cardiac catherterization laboratory medical director. He has been serving as director of cardiac and vascular invasive services at UC.


Newsletter Named Best for 2008

Henry Nasrallah, MD, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, serves as editor of Insight Matters, which as been recognized as “Newsletter of the Year for 2008” by the American Psychiatric Association. The publication is the official newsletter of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association.


Cardiologist to Hold Book-Signing—March 17
Donald Harrison, MD, a local cardiologist and former senior vice president and provost of health affairs at the UC Academic Health Center, will sign copies of his new book, "Mending Broken Hearts: One Cardiologist’s Journey through a Half Century of Discovery and Medical Change," on Tuesday, March 17. The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stanley J. Lucas, MD, Board Room of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, which is located in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library. In his memoir, Harrison describes the changes in medicine and cardiology that he has experienced personally and that he has influenced over a career spanning 50 years. For more information, contact (513) 558-5656.

Medical Student Match Day—March 19
The College of Medicine’s 2009 Match Day will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. The event will also be shown on the big screen in Kresge Auditorium. During this national event, senior medical students will find out where they will conduct their residency training. Students apply for residency training in their programs of choice, hoping to “match” with their preferred hospital and specialty when the results are announced. For more information, e-mail or call (513) 558-5577.

Cancer Cell Biology Seminar Series—March 19
Chunying Du, PhD, a faculty candidate from Stowers Institute for Medical Research, will discuss “Apoptosis Proteins in DNA Damage Response” at noon Thursday, March 19, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Recruitment Committee and the Cancer Cell Biology Seminar Series. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

Genetic and Environmental Links Public ForumMarch 28
The fifth annual public forum “Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer” will be held Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Genome Research Institute. Offered by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BCERC), the event is a resource for anyone who wants to understand how environmental exposures early in life may impact development and risk of breast cancer later in life. The program includes an update on the health effects of bisphenol A, a component of many consumer plastics that mimics estrogen in the body, as well as recent findings from Cincinnati BCERC laboratory and field studies. It will also feature a panel discussion on how mothers can talk with their daughters about breast health as they grow up. Registration is $15 and includes a buffet breakfast, educational materials and parking. Nurses may apply for continuing education units. Space is limited and registration is required by Friday, March 20. For more information, visit or call (513) 558-0854.

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