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Published December 2010

Grant Funds Innovative Global Health Research

The UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a global health research project conducted by Giovanni Pauletti, PhD, titled "Tampon-Like Foam Device for Dual-Purpose Contraception.” Pauletti’s project is one of 65 grants announced by the Gates Foundation in the fifth funding round of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to help scientists around the world explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve health in developing countries. The grants were provided to scientists in 16 countries on five continents. For more information, visit


Nominations Sought for Daniel Drake Medal

The Daniel Drake Medal is the highest recognition the College of Medicine bestows on its former students, former faculty, former residents or current faculty. Two awards will be made in 2011 to living individuals associated with the College of Medicine. Nominees for the first award will be evaluated on the basis of outstanding achievements in biomedical science as evidenced by major significant contributions to medical research. Nominees for the other will represent a distinguished career as a clinician-teacher. Nominations can be submitted until Jan. 31, 2011. Selected nominees will be notified in February. For more information, visit


Woodle Appointed William A. Altemeier Chair

E. Steve Woodle, MD, has been named William A. Altemeier Chair in Research Surgery. The chair is named after William A. Altemeier, MD, who served as chair of surgery from 1952 to 1978. Woodle has served as chief of the division of transplantation coming to UC in 1999. A basic researcher in the field of transplantation, he has led landmark trials in immunosuppressive drug development and pioneered the development of early corticosteroid withdrawal regimens and the field of paired donation. Woodle also serves as chair of the Israel Penn Transplant Tumor Registry’s board of directors and helped develop the Paired Donation Network, the largest paired donation program in the world.


Endowed Annual Lectureship in Mind-Body Interface

The department of public health sciences announces the founding of an annual lecture series titled "The Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Healing and Health.” The lectureship’s objective is to acquaint health care professionals and others with innovative and alternative approaches to expand the practitioners’ equipment and methods in patient care. The lectureship, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011, will present evidence-based, non-traditional healing approaches as auxiliary practices to those of the medical model of care and identify practice-based recommendations and actions that will advance the medical model of care. This program is made possible through cardiologist and adjunct professor of medicine Vijay R. Sanghvi, MD. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this program, please e-mail


Hoxworth Needs Donors

Hoxworth Blood Center is calling on all eligible O-negative donors to give blood immediately. The blood center has experienced a decline in donations and an increase in patient needs. Donations can be made at the Hoxworth Building on the Academic Health Center campus or at one of Hoxworth’s eight neighborhood donation centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Downtown, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Mason, Tri-County and Western Hills. In times of shortages, walk-ins are always welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling (513) 451-0910 or visiting


AHC Public Relations and Communications Offices Moves

The UC Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications Office has relocated to the sixth floor of University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive. If you need to reach a member of the communications staff, we are located in Suite 620, ML 0550. If you have questions about the new location, please call (513) 558-4553. For a full list of the offices’ members and areas of coverage, visit


Save the Date for MLK Program

Mark your calendars for the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Celebration on Friday Jan. 14, 2011. Look for event details coming soon.

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