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Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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UC Well Represented on Top Docs List
UC was well represented in the latest edition of Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctor’s edition. Out of the 571 physicians on the list, 145 doctors hold UC faculty appointments and 197 are graduates of the UC College of Medicine. Of those on the list, 244 received post-graduate training at the College of Medicine/University Hospital. See listing (.pdf) }


Thomas Named Board Chair
Michael Thomas, MD, has elected to a two-year term as the chair of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals’ (ARHP) Board of Directors. Thomas is a board certified obstetrician/ gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, and a professor and the director of the reproductive endocrinology and infertility division. He is also the director of Reproductive Medicine Research, a clinical trial unit dedicated to women’s health issues. The ARHP represents more than 12,000 reproductive health care providers, researchers and educators. To learn more, visit:


CCTST Seeks Applications for Grants
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) is requesting applications for interdisciplinary research on ethical issues and innovative research addressing biostatistical, epidemiological and other methods developments. The “Research Ethics Grant Program” and “Methodological Research Program” are both expected to award two to three non-renewable, one-year grants of up to $10,000 based on the merit of applications. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Friday, March 5. For more details, including the complete request for applications, visit or contact Angela Sterwerf at (513) 803-2778 or


Department Earns Nearly $5 Million for Renovations
UC has received a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund extensive renovations in the Kettering Laboratory research complex. The 93,000-square-foot facility, home to the environmental health department, has four wings, with the oldest being completed in 1949. Renovations will begin this summer and continue through 2014. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this new funding represents one of the largest single grants and first research facility renovation-focused award to UC from the federal economic stimulus package. Read more at

 Van Eyk

Cardiovascular Seminar Jan. 25
Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will present “Integrating Proteomics: Tackling the Unknowns in Heart Disease” at noon on Monday, Jan. 25, in Medical Sciences Building Room 3351.Van Eyk is a professor of medicine, biological chemistry and biomedical engineering at the school’s Bayview Proteomics Center. The event is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. For more information, contact Donna Gering at or (513) 558-2307.


Cancer and Cell Biology Seminar Jan. 28
Amber Mosley, PhD, a faculty candidate from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, will discuss, “Quantitative Proteomic Analysis Identifies a Novel Regulator of RNA Polymerase II Phosphorylation” at noon Thursday, Jan. 28, in Rieveschl Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Cancer and Cell Biology Recruitment Committee and the Cancer Cell Biology Seminar Series. For more information, call (513) 558-1284.


Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer Feb. 4
The dermatology department will host Fu-Tong Liu, MD, PhD, of University of California Davis, School of Medicine, as the Procter & Gamble Visiting Lecturer on Thursday, Feb. 4.  Liu, professor and chair of dermatology, will discuss “Galectins and the Skin: Beyond Sweet” in the Hoxworth Building Heaton Conference Center (Room G344) at 10 a.m. Liu specializes in eczema, mast cell-mediated diseases and immunobullous diseases. His current research focuses on the role of galectins in allergic inflammation, innate immunity, cancer progression and wound healing. For more information, contact Janet Burdsall at (513) 584-6803. 

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