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Date: Monday, September 28, 2009

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UC Names Reading Campus, Establishes Metabolic Diseases Institute
The UC Board of Trustees has approved the naming of the UC Reading Campus and the UC Metabolic Diseases Institute. The UC Reading Campus will be the name used to identify the UC-owned buildings at 2180 E. Galbraith Road in Reading, Ohio, formerly known as the Genome Research Institute. The UC Metabolic Diseases Institute is the new name for the primary research program at the UC Reading Campus and better reflects the campus’ scientific focus. The institute includes scientists studying diabetes and obesity, lipid and arteriosclerosis, and cancer metabolism. Other UC programs housed on the UC Reading Campus include the Tristate Tobacco and Alcohol Research Center and the Drug Discovery Center.
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Barone Named VP at University Hospital
Nancy Barone has been named vice president and executive operations director at University Hospital. In this role, she will have executive oversight of hospital operations, service excellence and patient progression strategic projects and key centers of excellence and service lines. Barone is currently the CEO of the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. Prior to that she spent 30 years at the St. Luke hospitals in Northern Kentucky, serving in a variety of leadership positions including president & CEO, senior vice president, vice president of patient services and director of nursing. Her first day at University Hospital is Nov. 2.


Hoxworth Launches New Campaign Initiative
Hoxworth Blood Center has launched a regional campaign initiative, "100,000 Donors, 100,000 Heroes," to encourage individuals to become heroes through the act of blood donation while meeting the needs of patients in our community. Each time Hoxworth reaches a milestone in its drive to collect 100,000 units of red cells from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, four donors will be selected from each of four donation categories (whole blood, double red cell, platelet/red cell and apheresis platelet) to receive various prizes, ranging from an iPod Touch to a $200 Target gift card. 
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Elder Named Ohio Community Health Center Hero
Nancy Elder, MD, associate professor and director of family medicine research, was named an Ohio Community Health Center Hero for 2009 by the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC). She was nominated by members of the Cincinnati Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Elder is a physician and clinical leader with the Medical Van Team of the Healthcare for the Homeless Program
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Otten Honored by Wilderness Medical Society
Edward "Mel" Otten, MD, of emergency medicine, has received the Paul S. Auerbach Award from the Wilderness Medical Society for 2009. This award is given in recognition of scientific achievement and sustained clinical and service contribution to wilderness medicine and the Wilderness Medical Society. Otten is one of the founding members of the Wilderness Medical Society board and past president of the organization. Auerbach, whom the award is named after, is an emergency physician and one of the founders of the Wilderness Medical Society.


Khosla Appointed to Airway, Swallowing Committee
Sid Khosla, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology, has been appointed to a two-year term on the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s airway and swallowing committee. The committee is charged with fostering the discovery and distribution of scientific information about deglutition and airway disorders. Khosla was selected out of 60 applicants for one of only two open seats on the committee.


Zimmer Receives 2009 'Honor Award'
Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of otolaryngology,has received the 2009 Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The awards are part of the academy’s system for recognizing meritorious service. Members are awarded “honor points” for participation in a variety of activities and leadership roles. Members must earn 10 volunteer service points over a minimum of five years to win an Honor Award.
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Doarn Joins Public Health Sciences
Charles Doarn, research associate professor, has joined the public health sciences department. A telemedicine expert, Doarn was formerly with the department of surgery. A major responsibilities in his new role is to create a telemedicine program within the department that will include such specialties as health information technology.


First Round of T1 Pilot Grant Recipients Announced
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) has announced first round recipients of T1 pilot project grants. They are Philip Howles, PhD, pathology and laboratory medicine; Ian Papautsky, PhD, electrical and computer engineering; Kimberly Risma, MD, PhD, pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) allergy and immunology; and Shannon Saldaña, PharmD, CCHMC clinical pharmacology and pharmacy. T1 research is designed to bring laboratory findings into the clinic. The pilot grant program is available to investigators across UC and the Academic Health Center. Letters of intent for the next T1 funding round must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.  For more information, visit, call (513) 803-2778 or e-mail

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Environmental Health Talk Sept. 30
Jerry Heindel, PhD, of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), will discuss, "The Developmental Origins of Disease: Environmental Exposures and Epigenetic Mechanism," at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The talk, part of the Environmental Health Department’s Seminar Series, will take place in Kehoe Auditorium. Heindel will also hold a Grantsmanship Workshop at 2:15 p.m. in Kettering Laboratory Room 121. For more information, contact Amy Itescu at (513) 558-2147.


Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Oct. 1
Don Cleveland, PhD, professor at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss, "Centromeres, Aneuploidy and Tumorigenesis" at noon Thursday, Oct. 1. The event, part of the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series, will be held in Rieveschl Auditorium.For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.


Eighth Annual Psychopharmacology Update Oct. 3
The eighth annual Psychopharmacology Update, "Navigating to Remission Through Measurement-Based Care: Quantifying Psychotropic Efficacy in Depression, Mania, and Schizophrenia" will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at UC. This full-day, interactive meeting will provide clinicians with the information they need in order to expand their current knowledge base and to provide informed, evidence-based treatment when treating their patients. For more information contact Angela Olive, CME program manager, at (513) 558-5326.
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