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Date: Monday, July 6, 2009

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Amy Reed Reed Named Chair of Women's Issues Committee
Amy Reed, MD, associate professor of surgery and program director for vascular surgery training, has been appointed chair of the Society for Vascular Surgery's (SVS) Women's Committee, effective July 2009. The committee works to promote a supportive environment for female vascular surgeons, raise public awareness of vascular disease in women and foster professional development by networking, identifying mentors and advancing the representation of women in the committees and governance of SVS. Reed's responsibilities will include conducting educational sessions and developing leadership training initiatives, among other activities.
David Askew

Askew Named Teacher of the Year
David Askew, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been named 2009 Teacher of the Year by the program's graduate students. The award is given to a faculty member who provides outstanding mentoring and guidance to students and assists in the development of their graduate careers. For more information, contact Heather Anderson at or (513) 558-7113.

Pilot Grants 2009 Pilot Project Grant Winners
The Center for Environmental Genetics has announced winners of its 2009 Pilot Project Grants. The winners and research project titles are:
  • Tracy Glauser, MD, "Valproic acid-induced obesity"
  • Erin Haynes, DrPH, and C. Stuart Baxter, PhD,"University of Cincinnati Firefighter Pilot Research Study"
  • Kelly Metz, MD, "The Impact of Second Hand Smoke on the Clinical and Molecular Phenotypes of Children Hospitalized With Hospitalized Asthma Exacerbation and the Response to the Standard Therapy"
  • Daniel Nebert, MD, "Gene-Environment Interactions in Etiology of Breast Cancer"
  • Alexey Porollo, PhD, and Ricky Leung, PhD, "Spotting a Weak Chain Link for the New Class of Endocrine Disruptors"
  • John Reichard, PhD,"Regulation of Histone Methylation by Arsenite"
  • Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD, and Malak Kotb, PhD,"Identification of Genes Regulating Susceptibility to Particulate Matter-Induced Airway Hyperresponsiveness."
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Shields Featured in Volunteer Recognition Program
Adele Rike Shields, PharmD, research assistant professor and clinical pharmacist in internal medicine, has been nominated to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Volunteer Recognition Program. Shields was nominated for the program by peers in the Immunology/Transplantation Practice and Research Network. The network recognized her work in drafting the American Society of Health System Pharmacists PGY2 residency standards for specialty training in organ transplantation. The draft was implemented last year.
About the Volunteer Recognition Program  

Poster Graphic Lam Wins Poster Competition
Hung-ming Lam, PhD, of environmental health, has won the ENDO 09 Presidential Poster Competition. He worked with Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of environmental health, on the project "Activation of the G-coupled Protein Receptor 30 (GPR30) by the Non-estrogenic Ligand G-1 Inhibits Prostate Cancer Cell Growth and Regulation of its Expression via an Epigenetic Mechanism."
Health Forum



Health Policy Forum July 20
Jonathan Lippincott, a retired executive vice president of the Health Alliance, will discuss "Accountable Care Organizations (ACO): The Key to Affordable Healthcare Reform?" at noon Monday, July 20, on the fourth floor of the Stetson Building. Before retiring from the Health Alliance, Lippincott was responsible for strategic planning at the UC Academic Health Center. He also served as a management fellow at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston. His talk will center on what ACOs are, the rationale behind them and how they differ from managed care, pay-for-performance and other models. The talk is part of the Health Policy Forums.
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