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June News Extras
Published June 2011
Allergy Screenings in June
UC Health Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is offering free health screenings for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions.
From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, experts will be doing spring and summer allergy testing at the UC Health Physicians Office in Clifton, Suite 5200.
The same screening will be taking place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in West Chester, Suite 3900.
Call (513) 475-8400 to reserve a spot.
Research Finds Cancer Drug Effective in Preventing Rejection
A multicenter trial led by E. Steve Woodle, MD, director of UCís transplant surgery division, has provided the first head-to-head comparison of the three most common agents used in the early post-transplant period to prevent rejection following kidney transplantation.
The study, co-first authored by Woodle, William A. Altemeier chair and professor of surgery, is published in the May 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers compared the efficacy and safety of two commonly-used antibody induction agents with that of alemtuzumab, an antibody approved for cancer treatment by the FDA.
Results showed the incidents of acute rejection were significantly lower in low-risk patients with alemtuzumab than with basiliximab.
Rejection rates in high-risk patients were similar with alemtuzumab and antithymocyte globulin. New Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) has approved a fellowship in emergency care research in the UC Department of Emergency Medicine under the direction of Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research Christopher Lindsell, PhD.
UC was chosen as one of only 13 sites in the country to offer a SAEM-approved research fellowship. Fellows who complete the program will receive a certificate from SAEM, and each program will be recognized at the SAEM annual meeting.