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Date: Monday, October 12, 2009

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State of Research Address Wednesday
The university’s annual presentation of research data will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies’ Rieveschl Auditorium. Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research, will share 2009 numbers, provide an overview of UC’s research enterprise and highlight state and federal issues and opportunities related to research funding.


Kotagal Elected to Institute of Medicine

Uma Kotagal, MD, professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, was one of 65 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), as announced today. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current active members through a highly selective process. Kotagal is also the senior vice president for quality and transformation and director of health policy and clinical effectiveness at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.


Medical Association Charity Drive
The Student National Medical Association will host a charity drive to benefit Legacy House, a nonprofit organization in Indianapolis dedicated to serving the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of adults and children affected by violence. The drive is part of the community service portion of the association’s upcoming Region V conference to be held Oct. 16–18 in Indianapolis. The organization needs new or gently used items, such as journals, facial tissues, gasoline or grocery gift cards, toys and pet supplies. Donations will be collected in a box outside IvaDean Lair’s office (Medical Sciences Building Room E-251) now through Sunday, Oct. 18. For more information on Legacy House, visit


Lee to Present Research at Conferences
Timmy Lee, MD, assistant professor in the nephrology and hypertension division and member of the Cincinnati Dialysis Access Program, will present new research at two upcoming nephrology conferences. The first conference, the American Society of Nephrology Renal Week, takes place in San Diego Oct. 27–Nov. 1. Lee will discuss recent research that shows thickening of the veins, or stenosis, occurs in patients with end-stage renal disease prior to an arteriovenous fistula being placed. Lee will also present a case study on the same topic at the Controversies in Dialysis Access conference taking place Nov. 11–13 in San Francisco. This conference involves renal experts in the areas of interventional radiology and nephrology in addition to vascular surgeons. 


'Current Trends in Lung Cancer' Oct. 24
The ninth annual “Current Trends in Lung Cancer” meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel at UC. Michael Reed, MD, associate professor of thoracic surgery, will serve as moderator. Registration is $70 for physicians and $50 for nurses and physician assistants. The program is free to residents, medical students, fellows, medical assistants, ancillary personnel and other trainees, but registration is required. To register or for more program information, including a list of guest faculty and accreditation details, visit or call (513) 558-0120.


Renal and Vascular Injury Talk Oct. 22
Anupam Agarwal, MD, of the University of Alabama, will discuss “Adaptive Responses to Renal and Vascular Injury: Targeting the Heme Oxygenase Pathway for Therapeutic Application” at noon Thursday, Oct. 22, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351 The talk is presented by the internal medicine department and sponsored by the McGuire Fund and the Microbial Pathogenesis Center. For more information, contact Angie Duke at (513) 558-0827.


Facial Rejuvenation Seminar Nov. 5
UC Health Plastic Surgeons will host a facial rejuvenation seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the UC Health Medical Office Building, 7700 University Court in West Chester. Attendees will enjoy a night of refreshments while learning about advances in medicine that can restore the skin’s health and beauty and prevent the typical signs of aging. Topics include facelifts, mini or modified lifts, non-surgical procedures, skin resurfacing and options to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Experts also will be available to meet one-on-one to listen to any concerns and answer questions. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call (513) 475-8883 or visit

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