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Published May 2011

Environmental Links to Breast Cancer Forum
The seventh annual Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer public education forum will take place Saturday, May 21. Marissa Weiss, MD, a nationally known speaker and author, will present "Taking Care of Your Girls.”

The forum also offers attendees timely information on potential environmental links to breast cancer and an update on research initiatives. The forum is presented by the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati.

Registration is $20 and includes a buffet breakfast and educational materials. Parking is free. For more information, contact Veronica Ratliff at (513) 636-8307 or

UC Wellness Events in May
A number of UC Health physicians will be giving wellness talks during the month of May from noon to 1 p.m., in University Hall.

These are brown bag lunches.

Brendan Kelley, MD, department of neurology, will discuss memory on Wednesday, May 4, Room 454; Ferhan Asghar, MD, department of orthopedic surgery, will speak on Tuesday, May 17, Room 450; Martha Ferguson, MD, department of surgery, will discuss colon and rectal health on Tuesday, May 24, Room 454; and Nadia Yaqub, MD, department of internal medicine, will discuss osteoporosis on Wednesday, May 25, Room 454.

Registration is required at

Events to Fund Cancer Research
Two upcoming events are helping raise more money for cancer research initiatives at UC. Lungs on the Run, a 5K run/walk that benefits the Cincinnati Cancer Center’s lung cancer research, is being held on Saturday, May 21.

It will take place on the UC Health West Chester campus.

For race day information, visit

Ride Cincinnati, a family-friendly cycling event benefiting breast cancer research and patient care, is being held Sunday, June 12. It is being held at Yeatman’s Cove, along the Cincinnati riverfront.

Attendees can participate in rides of various lengths, including a kid-friendly rally ride. To participate or for more information, visit

Reservations are required by June 6.

PRaISE Conference May 20
This year’s Presentations of Research and Innovative/Scholarly Endeavors (PRaISE) conference at the College of Allied Health Sciences will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the French East building and Medical Sciences Building.

The PRaISE conference allows students to showcase their research through poster displays in both locations and oral presentations. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a presentation of awards to distinguished alumni in Kresge Auditorium and at noon, the day’s keynote speaker, Ralf Schlosser, PhD, will present, "Evidence-Based Practice in the Allied Health Fields.”

Schlosser is chair and professor of speech language pathology and audiology at Northeastern University.

Second Annual Research Week May 23-27
To recognize the contribution of doctors, nurses and patients who conduct and participate in hospital-based research, University Hospital’s Research Committee will host the second annual University Hospital Research Week, May 23-27.

The week will kick-off during a ceremony in the hospital lobby at noon Monday, May 23. The rest of the week will include presentations of ongoing hospital-based research in the dining area across from Starbucks.

Investigators will answer questions and provide information about research at the hospital. For more information and a schedule of presentations, visit

Vontz Core Imaging Lab Open House
The Vontz Core Imaging Lab (VCIL) will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, May 20. Any researcher interested in utilizing this core facility is welcome to attend and learn more about the non-invasive imaging services available.

The VCIL is equipped with multimodal systems tailored specifically for use in small animals and capable of 3-D imaging and nuclear medicine techniques. For more information, call (513) 558-7930.

Faculty Awards Celebration May 19
Join your colleagues in recognizing winners of the 2011 Faculty Awards. A ceremony honoring winners of this year’s awards will begin at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend. A light reception will follow.

Aring Lecture May 18
David Holtzman, MD, will give the 25th annual Aring Lecture, presented by the department of neurology, at 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, in Medical Sciences Building Room 5051. His topic will be, "New Methods to Assess Protein Metabolism Provide Insights Into Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Holtzman is professor and chair of neurology at the Washington University School of

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