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Date: Monday, August 24, 2009

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UC Health Formed
UC, University of Cincinnati Physicians and University Hospital announced on Friday, Aug. 21, that they have come together to form UC Health. This new collaboration blends the Tristate's largest group of specialists with the area's premier teaching hospital and trauma center. Together, they comprise more than 650 clinicians, a 650-bed hospital, 20 clinical locations across the region and a growing medical campus in West Chester, which includes a medical office building and UC Health Surgical Hospital (formerly University Pointe Surgical Hospital).
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 Shuk-mei Ho

Environmental Health Chair Appointed to National Women's Leadership Program
Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of the environmental health department, was one of 53 faculty members nationwide selected for the 2009-10 Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. ELAM is the only national program dedicated to preparing senior female faculty for leadership at academic health centers, which include schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. Ho is the 10th College of Medicine faculty member selected for this elite program since its inception in 1994. The program will be held at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

 Sandra Degen

Degen Named to Third Frontier Advisory Board
Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, has been appointed to the State of Ohio's Third Frontier Advisory Board. This board "coordinates and administers science and technology programs to promote the welfare of the people of the state and to maximize economic growth through expansion of the state's high technology research and development capabilities and product and process innovation and commercialization." Degen also serves as a board member for TechSolve, BioStart, BioOhio and the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
Learn about the board

 Forty Under 40

Schlaudecker Also Named 'Forty Under 40' Winner
Jeff Schlaudecker, MD, assistant professor in the department of family medicine, was also named an award recipient in the 2009 Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 awards. Other winners include Jason Blackard, PhD, internal medicine; Kevin Joseph, MD, emergency medicine; Alex Lentsch, PhD, surgery; Gail Pyne-Geithman, neurology; and Gyasi Chisley, of University Hospital. A 21-member panel selected the winners from a pool of nearly 470 nominees.
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 Sunflower Revolution

Sunflower Revolution VI Sept. 11-13
Sunflower Revolution VI, the region's largest fundraiser for Parkinson's disease research, will be held Sept. 11
-13. The event benefits the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute. Event partners include the University Hospital Foundation, the Davis Phinney Foundation, the Historic Milford Association and the City of Milford. The event includes a weekend Streetfest in Milford, a free educational symposium for patients, families and caregivers on Sept. 12 and fundraising bike rides of 100, 40 and 20 kilometers on Sept. 13. All are invited to participate. For more information, visit or call (513) 584-0695.

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Public Health Forum Sept. 21
on Christianson, PhD, professor and James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, will discuss "Paying for Quality: Understanding and Assessing Pay for Performance Initiatives" at noon Monday, Sept. 21, on the Stetson Building’s second floor. The event is part of the public health department’s Public Health Forum Series. All are welcome to attend. To register, contact Christina Burke-Tillema at or (513) 558-2721.
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