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Date: Monday, September 21, 2009

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Gunderson Joins Office of Medical Education
Anne Gunderson, EdD, has been appointed assistant dean of medical education and associate professor in the medical education department. Gunderson formerly was an associate director of undergraduate medical education and director of the patient safety leadership graduate programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Prior to that, Gunderson served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University in the departments of medical education and psychiatry and at Florida State University in the geriatrics department. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and is a board certified geriatric nurse practitioner. Gunderson's office is located in Medical Sciences Building Room E454 and she may be reached at (513) 558-7315 or


Murugappan to Share Work at ASA
Shanmugam Murugappan, PhD, research assistant professor of otolaryngology, has been invited to submit a lay language version of his paper, "Characterization of Acoustic Behavior When Prandial Material Is Present in the Larynx," at the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) meeting to be held Oct. 26–30 in San Antonio. At each meeting, a few dozen speakers are invited to write such papers, which will be shared with national media outlets before, during and after the meeting. Murugappan's paper was selected by the ASA as one of the most potentially interesting and noteworthy papers to national and international science reporters.


Page to Present at Cornell Medical Center in New York
Stephen Page, PhD, associate professor, departments of rehabilitation sciences, physical medicine & rehabilitation, neurosciences and neurology, has been invited to the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York as the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation Visiting Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation for the grand rounds presentation on Dec. 17. His presentation is titled, "Implementation of Clinical Programs in Modified Constraint-Induced Motor Therapy."


Seminar in Physiology Sept. 30
Gary Sieck, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will discuss, "Role of Neurotrophins in Recovery of Respiratory Motor Function After Spinal-Cord Injury" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051. The event is part of the UC Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology Seminar Series. Refreshments provided. For more information, e-mail or call (513)558-2536.

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Environmental Health Symposium Oct. 1-2
Scientists will discuss the latest occupational and environmental health research at the UC Education and Research Center’s 10th annual Pilot Research Project Symposium to be held Thursday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 2. The symposium, free and open to the public, will take place in Kettering Laboratory’s Kehoe Auditorium. At 1 p.m. Friday, John Dement, PhD, of Duke University Medical Center, will give a keynote address on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in workers at U.S. Department of Energy sites. At 8 am. Friday, Ronald Shaffer, PhD, of the National Personal Protective Technology Lab at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will discuss respiratory protection against emerging hazards of nanotechnology and the H1N1 flu virus. To register, contact Marianne Kautz at by Sept. 25.

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