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Date: Monday, February 8, 2010

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 David Steward, MD

Steward Wins Faculty Award
David Steward, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, was one of two recipients of this year’s George Adams Young Faculty Award, presented by the Middle Section of the Triological Society. The award was established by the late George Adams, MD, former professor and chair at the University of Minnesota, to recognize the contributions of an academic otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon in the Middle Section of The Triological Society who is within the early phase of their career development. Steward, director of thyroid/parathyroid disorders in the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, received the award at The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. The meeting was held Feb. 4-7 in Orlando, Fla.


Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Seminar Feb. 9
Postdoctoral fellows Jennifer Hinerman, PhD, and Betty Russell, PhD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. Hinerman will discuss, “Biophysical studies of collagen-receptor interactions.” Russell will discuss, “Interactions with topoisomerase Ilalpha enhance the unwinding activity of the BLM helicase on recombination substrates and are necessary for preventing chromosome breakage." The seminar is co-sponsored by the Midwest Integrative Technology Center for Existing & Emerging Infectious Diseases (MIT-CEEID). For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at


Internal Medicine Presents Grand Rounds Feb. 12
The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, will host a grand rounds session from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in Medical Sciences Building Room 6051. David Ian Quinn, MD, PhD, medical director at Norris Cancer Hospital at University of Southern California, will discuss “Targeted Therapy in Genitourinary Cancers: Where to Next?” Quinn is co-leader of the Genitourinary Cancer Program for the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, head of the section of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cancer Medicine and Blood Diseases, Keck School of Medicine. His research interest is in the integration of molecular factors into disease outcome and response to therapy.

 Li Ma, PhD

Cancer and Blood Diseases Seminar Feb. 12
The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center presents a seminar by drug discovery program faculty candidate Li Ma, PhD, senior research associate at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass. The seminar, titled "Micromanagers of Metastasis," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Vontz Center auditorium. For more information, contact Kimberly Inskeep at 636-1060.

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