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Drake Awards Honor College of Medicine's Finest
The College of Medicine has conferred the 2004 Daniel Drake Award on Herbert C. Flessa, MD, and P. Reed Larsen, MD. The highest honor given by the college, the Drake medal recognizes distinguished living faculty or alumni who have made outstanding or unique contributions to medical education, scholarship or research.
Treatment for High Blood Pressure Reduces Bleeding Strokes
About a quarter of highly dangerous bleeding strokes would be prevented if people with high blood pressure received treatment, according to a Medical Center study.
Wagoner Appears on ABC News
The Medical Center made national news May 12 when ABC-TV came to town to interview Lynne Wagoner, MD, about the use of growth factor protein FGF1 to generate new coronary arteries (Findings, April 2004).
Family Practice Treats Needy Racetrack Workers
Many of the hundreds of seasonal grooms and stable hands employed at Cincinnati's River Downs racetrack can't afford the medical care they desperately need, nor do they have the transportation to get to a doctor.
Endocrinologist Honored
Nelson Watts, MD, FACE, professor of medicine and director of the UC Bone Health and Osteoporosis Center, has been designated a Master in his specialty by the American College of Endocrinology.
Beloved OB/GYN Teacher Honored With Endowed Chair
Clarence McLain, MD, who emphasized both the art and science of medicine in his pioneering role in OB/GYN education, is to be honored with an endowed chair in his name.
Waltz Studies Protein and Breast Cancer
A Department of Surgery scientist has won a five-year, $1.5 million National Cancer Institute grant to study the link between one of the body's naturally occurring "receptor" proteins and breast cancer.
Barrett Cancer Center Evaluates new Breast-Screening Technologies
UC researchers are participating in three national studies to determine the effectiveness of emerging technologies in detecting breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Study Targets Prepubescent Girls
Girls as young as 6 and 7 years old will be recruited for a study of environmental effects on puberty and the eventual risk of breast cancer.
Family Medicine Pioneer Honored
The Medical Center is honoring Robert Smith, MD, FAAFP, FRCGP, professor emeritus of family medicine, and his wife, Myfanwy Smith, by establishing a chair in their names.
Cavanaugh "Spirited"
The College of Pharmacy was represented well at the 2004 university-wide Recognition Ceremony and Reception. Teresa Cavanaugh received a "Spirit of the Community" award for her exemplary contribution to community service and student life.
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