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Hunger for Answers Turns Physician Into Leading International Researcher on Obesity
Matthias Tschöp, MD, is a fast talker—obviously excited about his work—and he sketches notes and diagrams even more quickly to better explain the processes and pathways he’s studying. It’s complex stuff. Leptin. Ghrelin. Neurocircuitry.
JULY 2010

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Allied Health Sciences Expands to Include Social Work School
As of July 1, the long-discussed merger of UC’s School of Social Work and the College of Allied Health Sciences was official. The move, endorsed by the UC Collegiate Restructuring Steering Com-mittee, was approved by the UC Board of Trustees at its June 2010 meeting.
Pharmacy, Grocery Chain Work to Improve Outcomes
The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy and the Kroger Co. have embarked on a three-year, $600,000 research collaboration to study the supermarket chain’s community pharmacy clinical service programs. 
Hoxworth Issues 'Summer Lifesaver Challenge'
Local firefighters, police officers and EMTs encouraged the public to become heroes as UC’s Hoxworth Blood Center kicked off its Summer Lifesaver Challenge. 
Extra Care Being Taken in MSB's Makeover
What’s behind the doorway to the northeast quadrant of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB), where work is under way on Phase II of the building’s rehabilitation project? Well, for starters, another door. It’s all part of a painstaking effort (adding another barrier between the rehab work and the rest of the MSB) to ensure that noise and other factors associated with such a large-scale project cause as little disruption as possible.
Young Cardiologist Enjoys Life as Science Rebel
Multitasking is a way of life for Jack Rubinstein, MD. The 33-year-old cardiologist wears many hats: bench scientist, clinical physician, author and family man. The earliest of these is taking him to the top at the University of Cincinnati.
Neurosurgery Graduates Join 'The Club'
That tinkling sound heard at the 2010 graduation ceremonies of the UC neurosurgery department and the Mayfield Clinic residency program on June 4 was another crack in the glass ceiling. For the first time in the program’s history, the graduating residency class was entirely female.
'Sonic Hedgehog' Much More Than a Game for This Team
It sounds like something out of a high school science geek’s imagination: a deadly disease, a protein named after a video game character and a researcher armed with fresh financial resources.It’s not imaginary in UC’s molecular and cellular physiology department, where assistant professor Yana Zavros, PhD, is investigating gastric cancer and how biological changes to the cells lining the stomach promote tumor initiation and growth.
Small Survey Leads to Big Changes in Patient Care
It all started with an idea for change that spurred an important decision among five inquisitive residents. Emily Leasure, MD, medical director for 7 Northwest at UC Health University Hospital, says a small survey was conducted with six patients scheduled for discharge from the hospital to find out their view of care in the hospital and to see what they learned about their diagnosis/illness during their stay.
Nursing Hosts Poverty Simulation
What’s a mother to do? Pay the rent, buy groceries for her children or get her prescriptions filled? These are the types of decisions that College of Nursing students faced when participating in a poverty simulation exercise as part of their community health nursing course.
July News Extras
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD, UC professor of dermatology, and a team of international researchers that includes UC assistant professor Ana Louisa Kadekaro, PhD, have discovered what happens to skin cells when a specific gene malfunctions.  
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