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Date: Monday, February 15, 2010

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Medical Sciences Building Rehabilitation: Update at Faculty Forum
Mary Beth McGrew, university architect and associate vice president for planning, design and construction, and Dennis Funke of the office of planning, design and construction will provide an update on the Medical Sciences Building rehabilitation project at the next Faculty Forum meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 22, in MSB 7051. Phase II of the project is scheduled to begin in March. Also on the agenda: the Committee on Committees and a GFT Faculty Handbook update. For further information, contact Henry Nasrallah, MD, president, Faculty Forum, at (513) 558-4615 or

Schwartz Center Rounds Feb. 16
The Schwartz Center Rounds topic for Tuesday, Feb. 16, will be, "When Patients Make Challenging Reproductive Decisions.” The collaborative forum will take place in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051, with lunch compliments of the Schwartz Center at 11:45 a.m. and case presentation from noon to 1 p.m. The Schwartz Center Rounds provide a safe environment where caregivers may express feelings and discuss challenges and dilemmas present in their daily work. They are open to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, administrators, managers and any other UC Health University Hospital associate who would like to participate. For more information, contact Mary Schroth at 584-2231 or


Molecular Genetics Seminar Feb. 16
Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, will speak at the department of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology seminar at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. His topic will be, "Transcriptional Networks determining airway differentiation and function.” Whitsett, a professor in the College of Medicine, is director of the Perinatal Institute and chief, section of neonatology, perinatal and pulmonary biology, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His talk is co-sponsored by the Midwest Integrative Technology Center for Existing & Emerging Infectious Diseases (MIT-CEEID). For further information, contact Peter Stambrook, PhD, at


Imaging Research Talk Feb. 18
The Center for Imaging Research presents a talk by Wei Chen, PhD, a professor in the department of radiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Medical Sciences Building Room 2351. The topic will be, "Imaging of Cerebral Oxidative Metabolims as Quantitative Bioscales for Assessing Neuroenergetics and its Role in Brain Function." A light lunch will be served. For additional information, click or contact Mary Stewart at (513) 558-6225. 


Internal Medicine Presents Grand Rounds
The hematology/oncology division will host a grand rounds session from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Medical Sciences Building Room 6051. Kathryn Wikenheiser-Brokamp, MD, PhD, UC assistant professor of pathology & laboratory medicine and neonatology, perinatal & pulmonary biology, will discuss "Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Pathogenesis as it Relates to Clinical Management.”  

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