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Date: Monday, October 5, 2009

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Embi Chosen to Discuss Health Care Reform in D.C.
Peter Embi, MD, is one of roughly 50 doctors in the United States who has been asked to participate in a special health care reform meeting today in Washington, D.C. Embi, an associate professor of medicine and informatics director, along with the other select physicians from around the country, will meet with President Barack Obama in the White House Rose Garden to discuss health reform in America.
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CCTST Accepting Funding Applications
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is accepting applications for the next round of KL2 Research Scholars mentored career development awards. Funded by UC’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, the KL2 program provides 75 percent salary support plus $25,000 in expenses for two to three years to highly qualified MD, PhD, or PharmD junior faculty pursuing careers in clinical and translational research. To be eligible, applicants must have a UC faculty appointment. Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and the full KL2 application is due by 5 p.m. Dec. 1. For more information, contact KL2 program directors Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, at (513) 636-7177 or Ken Clark, PhD, (513) 558-6552.
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Alpha Omega Alpha Inductions
The following fourth-year medical students have been selected for induction into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Honorary Medical Society: Courtney Crane-Sherman, Meghan Crute, Lauren Dubas, Anne Guappone, Patrick Haas, Aliecia Hochhausler, Heather Kaiser, Robert Larke, William Moravec, Rachael Nemcic, Neha Patel, Allison Rose, John Sargent, Kristin Schmidlin, Michael Wert, W. Taylor Williams, Trisha Wise-Draper and Ke Xie.
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 Diabetes Now Team

Join UC's 'Walk to Fight Diabetes' Team
UC Health’s University Hospital Diabetes Now Program is organizing a team for the American Diabetes Association’s fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. All UC, University Hospital and University of Cincinnati Physicians employees, as well as family members and friends, are encouraged to participate. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. at Lunken Airport Playfield. The walk starts at 10 a.m.
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Couple Recognized by UC Neuroscience Institute
Ron Koetters, a member of the UC Neuroscience Institute Advisory Board, and his wife, Florence, were presented with the “Every Victory Counts Award” by John Tew, MD, professor of neurosurgery, at the 2009 Sunflower Revolution VI. Tew, also clinical director of the UC Neuroscience Institute, commended the couple for their leadership in the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Sunflower Revolution supports research at the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. In 2008, Koetters chaired the Sunflower Corporate Steering Committee and helped to raise more than $200,000.


Clinical Physiology Series Presentation Oct. 6
David Weiner, MD, of the University of Florida, will discuss “Molecular Mechanisms of Ammonia Transport: Pitts Might Have Been Wrong” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Medical Sciences Building Room 4051. Weiner is an associate professor of medicine and of physiology. This event is part of the State-of-the-Art Clinical Physiology Series, which bridges physiology research and modern clinical thinking. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome to attend.
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Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Oct. 8
Alan Garen, PhD, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, will address “Reversible Control of Cell Division and Tumorigenesis in Mice and Humans” at noon Thursday, Oct. 8. The talk is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon Young at (513) 558-7379.


Center for Imaging Research Talk Oct. 16
Graeme Mason, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and diagnostic radiology at the Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center, will discuss, “Acute Neurochemical Effects of Ethanol and Nicotine” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Medical Sciences Building Room 6051. The program is presented by the Center for Imaging Research. A light lunch will be served. For additional information, contact Mary Stewart at (513) 558-6225.

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