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JUNE 2010 ISSUE: COVER STORY
Residency Leader Wins 'Courage to Teach' Award
Gregory Rouan, MD, professor of clinical medicine and associate chair for education in the department of internal medicine, has been named a 2010 Courage to Teach Award winner by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
JUNE 2010


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Retired Electrician Gets Charge From Donating Blood Platelets
Al Whitney, 72, pulled a black suitcase through the halls of UC Health University Hospital and across the UC Academic Health Center campus on April 20.
Neurologist, Lipid Researcher Win College's Highest Honor
A neurologist and a lipid researcher have been selected to receive the UC College of Medicine’s top honors.
Cardiology Team Gives Mother of Seven, Opera Vocalist Something to Sing About
Dorothy Hines is no stranger to talent.
Bacteria Study Shows How 'Strep A' Adapts to Survive
An international team led by a UC researcher has shown how a bacterial community evolves to survive hostile host defenses in the body.
Clinical Trial for Gene Therapy Product Could Result in Improved Dialysis Access
A new gene therapy being studied at UC may help sustain dialysis access in patients, eliminating the need for multiple interventions and surgeries and improving their quality of life.
UC Wins Two Cancer Grants
Two UC scientists have been awarded a total of $1.44 million in grant funding from the American Cancer Society to further their study of the causes and treatment of cancer.
Pharmacy Students Hold Proudly Pennies Blood Drive
Students at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy clearly meant business when they posted flyers for their May 18 combined Hoxworth blood drive and Proudly Pennies fundraiser that stated: "We’re going to bleed you for everything we can get today.”
Pre-Med School Experience Puts Student on Fast Track
As a second-year medical student, Nitin Ubhayakar already has quite the CV: one year participating in hospital-based research, two years as a counselor in UC Health University Hospital’s emergency department and now having his name in the pages of a major emergency medicine journal.
Psychiatry Changes Name to Reflect Comprehensive Focus
Public perceptions change slowly, particularly when it comes to psychiatry.
Alumna Donates $50,000 to Start Scholarship Fund
"Get involved!” That’s the message Patricia Ghory, MD, sends to her 1980 College of Medicine classmates—and any other UC graduate who is not taking part in alumni activities—every chance she gets.
Chinese-Americans Can Face Barriers in Self-Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Chinese-Americans with type 2 diabetes seem willing to take charge of their health but may face cultural barriers to self-management, says UC College of Nursing researcher Yin Xu, PhD.
Allied Health Sciences College Shows Off Student Research Work
The College of Allied Health Sciences showcased student re-search at the 12th annual PRaISE (Presentations of Research and Innovative/Scholarly Endeavors) Conference held May 21 at the French East Building and UC Health University Hospital.
Toning Shoes: Benefit or Gimmick?
The upbeat commercials that show women’s toned legs dancing around the house and walking along the beach may make one consider running out to purchase the shoes that assume responsibility for those athletic builds on the TV screen.
Specialties Partner to Grow Skull Base Surgery Practice
With a developing partnership between their departments, two UC surgeons are expanding the practice of skull base surgery.
Free Brain Tumor Conference Spotlights Treatment Options
The 2010 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, care-givers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) on UC’s main campus.
UC Awarded Grant to Digitize Sabin Archives
The University of Cincinnati has received a $314,258 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Albert Sabin, MD, developer of the oral, live-virus polio vaccine and distinguished service professor at the UC College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Research Foundation from 1939 to 1969.
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College of Pharmacy Golf Scramble June 24 The UC College of Pharmacy Golf Outing will be held Thursday, June 24, at Legendary Run Golf Course in Pierce Township. Registration is at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. A cocktail and awards reception will be held at 5 p.m. The cost is $125 per...
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