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Date: Monday, October 26, 2009

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Ophthalmologist Earns 'Highest Honor' in Field
Robert Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology, has received the Kelman Award for advancement in the field of cataract surgery. The award is the single highest honor in cataract surgery given by the American Academy of Ophthalmology—the largest national membership association for eye physicians and surgeons. Osher was honored previously with the American Innovator's Award and the Binkhorst Award for his work in cataract and intraocular lens surgery from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is the second ophthalmologist to win all three awards, next to Charles Kelman, MD, the inventor of small-incision cataract surgery.


UC Designated Udall Center
UC has been designated a Morris K. Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. The designation carries with it a grant of $6.2 million over five years, which will enhance research at the UC Neuroscience Institute’s James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. UC researchers will also be working with researchers at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. The Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence Program, named in honor of the former U.S. congressman from Utah who died in 1991 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, comprises 14 centers including UC’s.


Kissela Selected to Attend Leadership Forum
Brett Kissela, MD, associate professor of neurology, is among 31 neurologists selected to attend the American Academy of Neurology’s Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Jan. 7-10, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The program is designed to train selected members to be effective advocates for their profession and neurology patients at the local, state and national levels.



Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series Oct. 29
Jerry Workman, PhD, investigator at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, will discuss "Protein Complexes That Modify Chromatin for Transcription" at noon Thursday, Oct. 29, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon Young at or (513) 558-7379.


Larsen Lecture Nov. 5
Denise Montell, PhD, professor of biological chemistry at Johns Hopkins University, will be the keynote speaker of the 2009 Annual Larsen Lecture. Montell will present "A Guiding Light: In Vivo Steering of Migrating Cells Using Photo-Activation of the Small GTPase Rac" at noon Thursday, Nov. 5, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, contact Sharon Young at or call (513) 558-7379.

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