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Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Mini Medical College Returns This Fall
Mini Medical College will once again be held each Tuesday in October from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The public health lecture series is open to all and features distinguished faculty from the College of Medicine as they discuss new trends in modern medicine and disease prevention and how they affect personal health. The fee is $69 and includes all eight lectures, a notebook of materials and information, a Mini Medical T-shirt and a certificate of participation for those who attend all four evenings.
For more information or to register


Konys Wins Rising Star Award
Joseph Konys has received the 2009 Rising Star Award from Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio. Konys is a physician assistant in cardiothoracic surgery, manager of mid-level providers in the surgery department and business manager of the Center for Surgical Innovation. The Rising Star Award recognizes a Kettering graduate who has "accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time and demonstrates future potential." Konys is only the fifth person and the first physician assistant to receive this award.


Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Sept. 10
Carolyn Smith, PhD, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology and urology at Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss "SMRT: Corepressor Stimulation of Estrogen Receptor Function" at noon Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies' Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, call Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.


Postdoctoral Appreciation Day Celebration Sept. 24
The National Postdoctoral Appreciation Day celebration at UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24. All College of Medicine employees are invited to learn about this formative period in many scientists' lives with food and a special talk by Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhD, vice chair of the National Postdoctoral Association. She will speak at 11:30 a.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. There will also be a professional development mixer in the CARE/Crawley Building lobby from 1 to 3 p.m. for postdocs and graduate students. For more information, e-mail


CCTST Grand Rounds Sept. 25
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will host two grand rounds presentations on Friday, Sept. 25, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. At 11 a.m., John Hickner, MD, of the Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss "Practice-Based Primary Care Research: Even More Important in 2010." At 1 p.m., Peter Embi, MD, of UC's internal medicine department and Center for Health Informatics, will present "Evidence Generating Medicine: The Case for a New Paradigm to Enable Discovery-Driven Health Care." CCTST Grand Rounds are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Angela Sterwerf at (513) 803-2778 or

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