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Date: Monday, February 1, 2010

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UC Celebrates National Wear Red Day Friday
UC Health University Hospital and the UC College of Medicine will celebrate National Wear Red Day beginning at noon Friday, Feb. 5, to help raise awareness of heart disease and encourage the community to support initiatives that aid in finding new treatments and cures. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear red and participate in the activities being held at University Hospital and the CARE/Crawley Building.  

  • Free blood pressure checks in the University Hospital lobby.
  • An opportunity to meet and get your photo taken with the UC Bearcat mascot.
  • A Go RED Group Photo at 12:15 p.m. for staff, faculty and students who wear red.
  • A brown bag luncheon and discussion about women and heart disease at 12:30 p.m. in the CARE/Crawley dining area featuring Stephanie Dunlap, DO, a UC Health cardiologist, and patient Aimee Brown. 
  • Registration tables for the American Heart Associationís Mini-Marathon and Heart Walk, scheduled for March 28.
  • Door prizes and heart-healthy treats.

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Proudly Cincinnati Event Feb. 15
The UC Foundation and College of Medicine will host a Proudly Cincinnati campaign event at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the CARE/Crawley Building atrium. Join Dean David Stern, MD, and UC President Gregory Williams as they lead the renewed commitment to the $1 billion capital campaign. The event includes refreshments and tours of the Edith J. Crawley Vision Science Research Laboratory. RSVP by Feb. 10 to or (513) 558-0905.


Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced
Seven faculty scientists have been named recipients of the Deanís Bridge Funding Awards for 2009. They are: Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD, cancer and cell biology; Gary Shull, PhD, molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology; Hong-Sheng Wang, PhD, pharmacology and cell biophysics; Ge Zhang, PhD, family and community medicine; Jason Shearn, PhD, biomedical engineering; Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, environmental health; and Tianying Wu, MD, PhD, environmental health. Awards ranged from $30,000 to $60,000. The Deanís Bridge Funding program was set up to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded. For more information, call (513) 558-9815 or e-mail


Rathore Named to Editorial Advisory Board
Rakesh Rathore, PhD, research fellow in the cancer and cell biology department, has been invited to join the editorial advisory board at Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening. This journalís main focus is on laboratory automation & robotics, combinatorial chemistry, chemo/bioinformatics and high throughput screening (HTS) research. Rathore also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Biomolecular Screening. Both of these scientific journals are considered leading journals in the drug discovery and development field. Rathore, who works with Kenneth Greis, PhD, of cancer and cell biology, is researching MS-based enzyme assay development HTS technologies.

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