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Date: Monday, November 16, 2009

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Health Care Reform Discussion Panel Today
The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists will hold a health care reform discussion panel today from 3 to 5 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The panel will consist of two physicians, a nurse and a pharmacist. All are invited to this event, which will also include a question and answer session. For more information, e-mail Ryan Printy at or call (440) 829-8034.


CARE/Crawley Building Wins Architectural Honor
The CARE/Crawley Building has been selected for the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design American Architecture Awards program for 2009. The program honors and celebrates the most outstanding new achievements and innovation for new architecture designed and built in the United States by leading American and international architecture firms. The CARE/Crawley Building is one of 64 new buildings, interiors, urban planning and landscape architecture projects honored. Read more at


Dhanda-Patil Named Rising Star
Reena Dhanda-Patil, MD, was named a 2009 Rising Star by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati for developing leadership in women. Dhanda-Patil is director of the Cincinnati Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center's department of otolaryngology and UC assistant professor of otolaryngology. She was the only physician nominated for the award. The YWCA created the Rising Star awards to recognize and support younger career women and future leaders.

 Ficker.gif Ficker Selected for Epilepsy Advisory Board
David Ficker, MD, associate professor of neurology and assistant director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, has been selected for membership to the Epilepsy Foundationís Professional Advisory Board, effective with the board meeting in December. The board comprises about 50 epilepsy experts and internationally recognized leaders in the field who advise the foundation on medical issues affecting people with epilepsy. The board also provides professional peer review for over $1 million in research grants the foundation funds each year. For more information, visit
 Gilinsky.gif Gilinsky Establishes Gastroenterology Society
Norman Gilinsky, MD, of the digestive diseases division, along with four other Ohio gastroenterologists, has established the Ohio Gastroenterology Society. The society will serve as a voice for gastroenterologists from around the state regarding legislative and patient care issues. Gilinsky and Costas Kefalas, MD, of Akron, Amitabh Chak, MD, of Cleveland, Ramesh Gandhi, MD, of Kettering, and Victor Jochem, MD, of Columbus, will serve as the societyís governing board until officers are elected at the first annual meeting in 2011. Gilinsky also serves as American College of Gastroenterology governor for Southern Ohio.

Cardiovascular Seminar Nov. 30
Nikolaos Frangogiannis, of the Baylor College of Medicine, will present "The Inflammatory Response in Cardiac Repair" at noon Monday, Nov. 30, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3351. Frangogiannis is a tenured associate professor of medicine in the cardiovascular sciences section. The event is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. For more information, contact Donna Gering at or (513) 558-2307.

 Merlino.gif Cancer Talk Dec. 4
Glenn Merlino, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Genetics, will discuss, "Modeling Human Melanoma in the Mouse" at noon Friday, Dec. 4, in Rieveschl Auditorium. Merlino is the head of the cancer modeling section and laboratory chief. The talk is part of the Cincinnati Cancer Consortium Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series. For more information, contact Peggy Bareswilt at (513) 558-1284.

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