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Date: Monday, August 31, 2009

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Senator to Discuss Health Care Reform This Tuesday
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will hold a public forum on health care reform at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Great Hall of Tangeman University Center on UC’s main campus. According to a news brief in the Cincinnati Enquirer, “Brown is one of the architects of a reform bill passed by the Senate Health Committee. He believes a ‘public option,’ a government-run insurance plan that would compete with private insurers, is a critical part of any reform package. Brown will help conduct a panel discussion including Ohioans struggling with health care costs, then take questions.” All are welcome to attend this free event.

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Applications Being Accepted for Next Round of "T1" Grants
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is requesting proposals for its next round of "T1" pilot project grants, which fund T1 translational research. Proposals to establish novel cores to support clinical and translational research are also requested. UC faculty with at least 80 percent full-time employment, including those based at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Cincinnati Medical Center, are eligible to apply. Budgets are $50,000 to $100,000 for one year. One-page letters of intent must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. For more information, call (513) 803-2778 or e-mail
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Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Pilot Grants
The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, headed by Neil Weintraub, MD, and Litsa Kranias, PhD, is soliciting pilot grant applications in two categories: developmental funds for PPG, center and training grants and pilot grants and equipment purchase. The primary criterion for awarding these one-year grants is that they have a high probability of fostering research that will lead to new or continued funding from external sources. For requirements and submission guidelines, contact Donna Gering at The application deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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Health Care Forum Sept. 9
UC will host a health care forum, "Exceeding Expectations: Striving for Health Care Improvement Through Regional Collaboration," at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Kingsgate Conference area. The forum is being held by Cincinnati Aligning Forces for Quality and will feature a panel of area health, business and civic leaders who will highlight health care transformation efforts in our region. Thomas Finn, president of global health care at Procter & Gamble, will be moderating. This is an opportunity to see the ways in which UC and community partners are working together to become leaders in health care by creating a high-performing, efficient system. The presentation will include taped remarks from Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. To RSVP or find additional information, e-mail


Clinical Department Administrator Changes
There have been two clinical department administrator (CDA) changes in the College of Medicine and University of Cincinnati Physicians. Timothy Hafley has joined the department of dermatology. He previously was the director of business office functions at Prexus Health. Marcia Miladinov has accepted the position of CDA for the department of obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to her new role, Miladinov will continue to serve as CDA for the department of orthopedic surgery.

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Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar Sept. 4
Nita Maihle, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, will discuss, "Soluble Isoforms of the EGFR/HER/ErbB Family of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: Form, Function, and Clinical Applications" at noon Friday, Sept. 4, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. Maihle is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences, pathology and pharmacology. The event is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284 or  

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