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Date: Monday, July 13, 2009

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FY10 Third Frontier Funding Opportunities
Faculty are invited to attend an update on fiscal year 2010 Third Frontier funding opportunities. The information session will be presented by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) and will offer details on current and soon-to-be released requests for proposals. Additional information on ODOD funding priorities, eligibility requirements and success criteria will be shared. The information session will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies Rieveschl Auditorium. To register or for additional information, contact Dorothy Air, PhD, at (513) 558-6058.

Kenter Named CORD Council Chair
Keith Kenter, MD, assistant professor and director of the orthopedic surgery residency program, has been elected to a three-year term as the first chair for the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Council through the American Orthopaedic Association. CORD works to help guide the future of postgraduate musculoskeletal education as it relates to orthopedic surgery. 

IBD Program Accepted into Clinical Research Alliance
UCs inflammatory bowel disease program, led by Richard Rood, MD, of the digestive diseases division, has been accepted as a member of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Americas (CCFA) Clinical Research Alliance. The CCFA is a network of major medical centers and facilities collaborating for clinical studies on the management and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. UC researchers will actively participate in studies supported by the alliance and contribute to its scientific efforts.

KL2 Research Scholars Named
The Center for Clinical & Translational Science and Training has announced the 2009 recipients of its KL2 Research Scholars Mentored Career Development Awards. They are William Brinkman, MD, UC pediatrics and the general and community pediatrics division at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center; Xiaonan Han, PhD, UC pediatrics and the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition division at Cincinnati Childrens; and Yui-Hsi Wang, PhD, UC pediatrics and the allergy and immunology division at Cincinnati Childrens. For more information, contact Susan Moore at (513) 803-1044 or
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UC Physicians Summer Blood Drive
UC Physicians will host its summer blood drive to benefit Hoxworth Blood Center on Friday, July 17. Donors can give blood at Victory Parkway from 8 to 10 a.m.; the Medical Arts Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and at University Pointe from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Every donor will receive a ticket to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and be entered to win prizes.
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Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Department Seminar
David Aronoff, MD, will speak at the molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology department seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in Medical Sciences Room 2351. Aronoff is an assistant professor of medicine in the infectious diseases division at the University of Michigan. He will discuss The Regulation of Innate Defenses by Prostaglandin E2. For more information, contact Malak Kotb, PhD, at (513) 558-0057 or

Environmental Health Science Fellows Showcase
NIEHS-supported trainees will showcase environmental health sciences research and training in the Ohio/Kentucky region during the Environmental Health Science Fellows Showcase to be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Kettering Laboratory's Kehoe Auditorium. The event will feature presentations and a poster competition. To register, send your name and affiliation to Elizabeth Kopras at, or call (513) 558-3625. All are welcome to attend, but only those who register in advance will receive lunch.
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