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Date: Monday, January 11, 2010

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Grande Wins Van Wagenen Fellowship
Andrew Grande, MD, a fellow in cerebrovascular/endovascular neurosurgery, has earned the 2010 William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship. Studying with Magdalena Götz, PhD, at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany, Grande will investigate neuronal regeneration and integration in the injured adult mammalian neocortex. Utilizing a layer-specific cortical injury model, Grande will assess monosynaptic connections to new neurons derived from endogenous neural stem cells using a novel labeling technique developed by Götz. Grande, a graduate of UC’s neurosurgical residency program, also won UC’s 2009 Ellen and Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for Clinical Research for his work in treating tethered cord syndrome.


Call for Daniel Drake Medal Nominations
The College of Medicine is now accepting nominations for the Daniel Drake Medal, the highest recognition the College can bestow on its living alumni, present faculty or former faculty. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of a distinguished career as a biomedical research investigator or clinician-teacher. The Selection Committee is heavily dependent on our faculty, alumni and emeriti to generate the broadest list of nominees so that the names of one basic scientist and one clinician can be forwarded for consideration by Feb.
19. For more information and to make a nomination online, visit 


Dean's Community Service Awards
Nominations are now being sought for the 2010 Dean’s Community Service Awards, which recognize people outside of the College of Medicine who strongly support its mission. The recipient will be honored for exemplifying outstanding leadership, be it in committee service or motivating others to serve the institution, or steadfast involvement and support, which could include sustained or extraordinary financial support of the college. Nominations are welcome from College of Medicine faculty, emeriti, staff, students and alumni and must be submitted by Feb. 19. Nominees can be a single person, multiple people or an organization or company. For more information, visit


Stathmin and Prostate Cancer Talk Jan. 19
The molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology department seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 19, will feature George Atweh, MD, director of the department of internal medicine’s division of hematology/oncology and director of the adult cancer program located in the UC Barrett Cancer Institute at University Hospital. He will speak on “Stathmin: A New Molecular Target in Prostate Cancer” at 12:30 p.m. in Medical Sciences Building Room 3051. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Midwest Integrative Technology Center for Existing & Emerging Infectious Diseases. For more information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at


CCTST Grand Rounds Return Jan. 29
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will host a grand round session on Friday, Jan. 29, with two presentations in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. At 11 a.m., Kenneth Polonsky, MD, will discuss “T1 Translational Research and the CTSA.”  Polonsky is chair of internal medicine and director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University. A co-director of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium Strategic Goal Committee on Translational Research, he will review the CTSA definition of T1 (“bench to bedside”) research, the role of the committee and ideas for T1 research promotion.

At 1 p.m., Kim Cecil, PhD, and Kim Dietrich, PhD, will present “Effects of Early Low to Moderate Lead Exposure on Brain Structure, Organization and Function in Young Adults.” Cecil, a UC professor of radiology, pediatrics and neuroscience, is an imaging research scientist and clinical MR spectroscopist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dietrich, a UC professor of environmental health, is director of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics. Their talk will include basic research findings and implications for clinical practice in a “forth and back” discussion format developed by the UC Center for Environmental Genetics. 

CCTST Grand Rounds, made possible by the CTSA, are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Angela Sterwerf at (513) 803-2778 or


2010 Digestive Health Center Research Symposium
The Digestive Health Center (DHC) will host a scientific retreat on Tuesday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Anyone interested in digestive disease research is encouraged to attend and submit abstracts for the poster presentation. The symposium will address four themes of the DHC: chronic liver disease; digestive organ failure and transplantation; inflammatory and diarrheal diseases; and obesity. The day will include a keynote address by Philip Sherman, MD, of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Presenters do not have to be DHC members and prizes will be given to students and trainees for the best posters presented at the meeting. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by Monday, Feb. 22, to Cynthia Wetzel, PhD, at

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