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Date: Monday, August 10, 2009

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 Barbara Tobias, MD

Family Medicine Professor Earns Health Policy Fellowship
Barbara Tobias, MD, director of medical student education for the family medicine department and associate professor of clinical family medicine, was one of 10 health professionals in the nation selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellowship. Each year applicants from health-related professions across the country vie for one of the 10 fellowship positions. Fellows are selected based on professional achievements, health policy leadership potential and communication skills. Tobias will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working full time with Congress or the executive branch staff on federal health policy process.
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 Deepak Krishnan, DDS

Krishnan Recognized by AAOMS
Deepak Krishnan, DDS, has received a Faculty Educators Development award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Krishnan is an assistant professor of surgery at UC specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The AAOMS faculty educator development award is designed to encourage promising young surgeons and faculty members to continue careers in academia within the specialty.

 Med Mentors

Med Mentors School Supply Drive
UC Med Mentors, a College of Medicine mentoring program that pairs medical students with children from Cincinnati Public Schools, will host a school supply drive for the program's mentees. Participants are collecting all school supply items, including pens, pencils, folders, paper and notebooks. In addition, the program is interested in receiving donations of book bags. All new, clean/gently used book bags or even a monetary donation to purchase new ones will be accepted. The drive will run through the end of August. A collection box will be located outside of IvaDean Lair's office in the former dean's suite in the Medical Sciences Building. Monetary donations should be directly given to Lair. For more information, call (513) 558-5577 or e-mail

 Imaging Research

Imaging Research Talk Aug. 20
The Center for Imaging Research will present "Recent Neuroimaging Findings in Bipolar Disorder," a talk by Cal Adler, MD, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. A light lunch will be served. For additional information, contact Mary Stewart at (513) 558-6225.

 Cancer Conference

Cancer Prevention Conference Sept. 19
The College of Medicine will host a cancer prevention conference from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Embassy Suites in Blue Ash. The program will review the impact of health disparities on outcomes and cancer for at-risk populations, with a particular emphasis on cancers of the lung, prostate, cervix, colon and breast. Attendees will learn about available community resources to help lower-income people and about appropriate screening, diagnosis and treatment for the most common types of cancer. Registration is $70 for physicians and $50 for nurses. Fees are waived for physician assistants, current UC residents, fellows, other trainees and the general public before Sept. 10. American Medical Association credits are available. For more information, call (513) 733-8900 or (800) 362-2779.
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