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Date: Monday, May 11, 2009

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Faculty/Staff Campaign Kicks Off
The 2009 “We’re All Proudly Cincinnati” faculty/staff campaign officially kicked off Friday, May 1, and will run through June 30. All faculty and staff are encouraged to support areas of interest by making a gift—big or small—to help reinvest in the university. The campaign—part of the university’s $1 billion “Proudly Cincinnati” capital campaign—places more emphasis on participation rather than a specific dollar amount. This year’s goal is to attract 3,000 faculty and staff donors, an increase of 32 percent from last year. All gifts made since July 1, 2008, count toward the campaign goal. There are three easy ways to support UC: donate online at; send a check, payable to the UC Foundation, to mail location 0064; or call (513) 556-6781 for a pledge card or to make a credit card gift. All faculty and staff donors will receive a bookmark commemorating the Proudly Cincinnati campaign and be invited to the annual Donor Appreciation Night on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the UC-Fresno State football game. Tickets will be offered at a discounted rate. For more information, contact Judy See at or call (513) 556-6724.

Medical Student Competes in Trivia Game
Leah Bauer, a fourth-year medical student, is competing in’s Next Top Doc competition on XM Radio Channel 160. The contest is 16 weeks long and airs every Monday. People can listen to the contest by visiting Next Top Doc is a question-and-answer competition among medical students from across the country. The winner will receive a $5,000 Grand Prize ReachMD Educational Scholarship.


Molecular and Cellular Physiology Lecture May 12
Alessio Accardi, PhD, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will discuss “Mechanisms of Ion Binding and Selectivity in the CLC Transporters and Channels” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. Accardi is an assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics. This event is sponsored by the department of molecular and cellular physiology and the department of chemistry. All are welcome and refreshments are provided. For more details, visit For a bio on Accardi, visit

Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series May 14
Titia de Lange, PhD, Leon Hess Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York, will discuss “How Telomeres Protect Chromosome Ends” at noon Thursday, May 14, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or

College of Medicine Reunion May 15–16
The College of Medicine’s 2009 Reunion will be held May 15–16. Friday activities will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a college update by David Stern, MD, medicine dean and senior vice president for health affairs, tour of the college, lunch and scientific session. There will also be a series of continuing medical education credit lectures on Darwin and evolution from 12:45 to 4 p.m. The series includes the following presentations:

·      Howard Saal, MD, “Human Genetics, Genomics and Darwinian Evolution 101"

·      John Hutton, MD, "Viruses, Bacteria and Tumors: How Evolution Makes Their  Treatment Constantly Difficult"

·      Anil Menon, PhD, "Epigenetics: Effects in Utero Can Alter Adult Disease Outcome"

·      Daniel  Nebert, MD, "Personalized Medicine and Individualized Drug Therapy: Challenges That Lie Ahead."

Saturday’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. and feature a tour of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a faculty lecture by Thomas Geracioti, MD, and a buffet lunch. At 6 p.m., the all-class reunion banquet will be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza—Hall of Mirrors and will include dinner, dancing and distinguished alumni awards. For more information, contact Delesa Morris at (513) 558-8622 or

Arthritis Walk May 17
The 2009 Arthritis Walk, a fundraiser to battle arthritis, will be held on Sunday, May 17, at Sawyer Point on the Cincinnati riverfront. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the walk starts at 10 a.m. Participants can choose between one-mile and three-mile routes. Anthony Guanciale, MD, an associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery, is the honorary chair. University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is an event silver sponsor. For more information, visit

Aring Lecture May 20
The neurology department will present the 23rd annual Aring Lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. Robert Brown, MD, professor and chair of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will discuss, “Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Using Contemporary Data to Optimize Management." All are invited to attend. For more information, call (513) 558-0128 or e-mail

Biotech Commercialization Forum May 28
Experts from BioEnterprise of Cleveland will provide an overview of funding trends, requirements/approaches for obtaining funding and “what’s hot/what’s not” in medical devices, biotechnology and health care services during the  Forum on Commercializing and Funding Biotechnology Opportunities.” Sponsored by CincyTechUSA, the event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Phoenix, 812 Race St., Cincinnati. The discussion will include venture and angel funding, governmental sources and foundation opportunities. A panel of investors also will provide their perspective and address audience questions on funding strategies in the area of biotechnology. There will be additional networking and an opportunity to ask questions during a reception with the experts immediately following the presentation. For additional information or to register, contact Dorothy Air, PhD, at (513) 558-7339 or e-mail are requested by Monday, May 25.  

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