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Date: Monday, June 22, 2009

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Zuccarello Named Interim Neurosurgery Chair
Mario Zuccarello, MD, professor, vice chair of clinical affairs and co-director of the division of cerebrovascular neurosurgery, has been appointed interim chair of neurosurgery, effective July 1. He will replace Raj Narayan, MD, who is leaving UC in August to become a professor and neurosurgery chair at the newly created Hofstra University School of Medicine in Hempstead, NY. Narayan also will serve as director of the Harvey Cushing Institute of Neurosciences at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has served as neurosurgery chair 2002.

Radiology Launches New Web Site
The radiology department has launched its new Web site, The site features new content, an expanded patient care, education and research section, dynamic news feed, comprehensive faculty/staff directory and a visitor's guide for recruiting faculty, staff and students. The site was designed and developed by the AHC public relations and communications department and the College of Medicine's UCit unit (formally AIT&L). Visit the site }

UC Doc Becomes First Pediatrician to Win AGA Educator Award
William Balistreri, MD, Dorothy M.M. Kersten Professor of Pediatrics and associate chair of subspecialty education, has become the first pediatrician to receive the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Educator Award. Balistreri is also the medical director of the pediatric liver care center and pediatric liver transplantation program at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. In addition, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pediatrics. The AGA honors several individuals each year for their outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.
Learn more about the award

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar June 30
Graduate student Andy Deng will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Deng will speak on Structural and Biophysical Analysis of Apolipoprotein AIV: Component of HDL and Chylomicrons. For more information, contact Andrew Herr, PhD, at

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