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January 2011 Issue

Fredy Revilla, MD (right), is medical director of the American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center in Cincinnati. Maureen Gartner, a registered nurse, is the information and referral nurse.
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Published January 2011

Hoying Announced as Interim Nursing Dean
Cheryl Hoying, PhD, associate dean of the UC College of Nursing and senior vice president of patient services at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, will serve as interim dean for the College of Nursing. Hoying received her masterís degree in nursing administration from Wright State University and her doctorate in nursing administration from UC. She serves as the president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and is currently an adjunct instructor at Wright State University/Miami Valley School of Nursing. As a member of AONE, Hoying has served on a number of regulatory, patient care, strategic planning and operations committees at the national level. In addition, Kristi Nelson, PhD, senior vice provost for academic planning, will work with Hoying to provide direct oversight and administrative support at the college.

Radiologyís Jerome Wilot Dies
Jerome Wiot, MD, professor emeritus of radiology, recently died at age 83. Wiot was an alumnus of the UC College of Medicine and completed his internship and radiology residency in the 1950s at Cincinnati General Hospital. Wiot was named University Hospitalís director of radiology in 1968, and in 1973, was named chairman of the College of Medicineís Department of Radiology. From 1985 to 1986, Wiot also served as acting senior vice president and provost for health affairs at the Academic Health Center. In 1974, along with colleague Robert Lukin, MD, Wiot worked to bring the first computed tomography (CT) scanner to the Tristate, and 13 years later, led University Hospitalís acquisition of two computerized axial tomography (CAT) scannersóimportant tools for exploring the interior of the brain and other solid organs. Wiot was named president of the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 1983 and was awarded the ACRís 1989 Gold Medalópresented to radiologists for outstanding contributions to their field. He was also selected to receive the Daniel Drake Medal, the College of Medicineís highest honor, in 1992.

Robert Adolph, Noted Cardiologist, Dies
Robert Adolph, MD, professor emeritus of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases, recently died at age 83. Adolph joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1962 and served as a professor of pharmacology and cell biophysics and director of the cardiology division from 1986 until 1990. Adolph received numerous Golden Apples Awards for Excellence in Teaching. In 2003 he received the Samuel Kaplan, MD, Visionary Award from the American Heart Association, which honors excellence in cardiovascular science. Last year, the college established the Robert J. Adolph Award for Excellence in Bedside Diagnosis, Humanism and Teaching. The award is given annually to a fellow who demonstrates interest and aptitude in teaching students, residents and colleagues. Those honored with this award also display humanism in cardiovascular care and interest in mastering bedside diagnosis as the first step in cost-effective care. Adolph was also an active researcher who conducted seminal work in myocardial imaging that helped to lay the groundwork for modern nuclear cardiology.

Dean's Bridge Funding Award Winners Announced
Three faculty scientists have been named recipients of the latest round of Deanís Bridge Funding Awards: Judith Heiny, PhD, molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology; Renu Sah, PhD, psychiatry; and Neville Tam, PhD, environmental health. Each was awarded $40,000. The Deanís Bridge Funding program was created to provide short-term support for established and productive College of Medicine researchers who have priority scores on pending grant applications that are close to being funded. The next round will be awarded in spring 2011. For more information, call (513) 558-9815 or e-mail

Parkinsonís Disease Center Becomes State Referral Center at UC
The Gardner Center for Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute has been designated the official Information and Referral Center (IRC) for Ohio, southern Michigan and portions of Indiana and Kentucky by the American Parkinsonís Disease Association (APDA), officials with UC and the APDA announced Dec. 21. The Information and Referral Center will be based at the Stetson Building, which houses UCís department of neurology. The center was previously based at Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering, Ohio. Through its network of Information and Referral Centers, the APDA responds to the needs of persons affected by Parkinson's disease and their caregivers through education, referral, support and public awareness programs. The Information and Referral Center serves as a regional hub which processes requests received by mail, phone or on-site visits.

Winkler Center Receives Grant
The UC Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions has received a $100,000 grant from the John Hauck Foundation. The grant puts UC Libraries beyond its total fundraising goal for the completion of the construction project critical to the preservation of Cincinnatiís rare and fragile medical collections. The completion of the Winkler Center will provide a secure and environmentally sound space for the storage and preservation of the centerís collections, which include more than 65 archives, 35,000 rare books, 2,000 historical medical artifacts and 5,000 photographs.

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