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September 2006 Issue

Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, is an expert in hormonal carcinogenesis and proteomics.
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September News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published September 2006

Environmental Health Chair Appointed to Conference Committee

Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of UC’s environmental health department, has been appointed to the technical planning committee for the 2007 “IMPaCT: Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today” research conference, part of the U.S. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program. This inaugural conference will bring together about 1,000 leading scientists and prostate cancer advocates from across the world to exchange ideas and explore new avenues to advance prostate cancer research. One of 19 committee members, Ho will help design and implement all aspects of the conference.

Night of Beauty Showcases Cosmetic Surgery Wares

On Sept. 14, the UC cosmetic surgery team will invite current patients and anyone interested in exploring cosmetic surgery and medical skin care options to visit the University Pointe clinic, located at 7700 University Court in West Chester, from 6 to 9 p.m.Surgeons and skin care specialists will be on hand to talk about new products and procedures for improving skin appearance and body image. Complimentary skin care samples, food and entertainment will be available. To RSVP, call (513) 475-8883.

Radiology Hosts Annual Schwinger Lecture

Distinguished radiologist Jannette Collins, MD, will present on the topic of professionalism and physician interactions with industry at the UC radiology department’s annual Harold N. Schwinger, MD, Distinguished Lecturer Series. This year’s event is slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at University Hospital. It is open to all UC faculty and staff. Continuing medical education credits are pending. Preregistration is requested. For more information, call (513) 584-6484 or e-mail


Tristate Nursing Summit

The College of Nursing is holding a one-day symposium, Innovation in Nursing—The Future of Nursing in the Tristate, on Sept. 8 from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 101 Procter Hall. The summit will provide nursing leaders with an opportunity to share challenges and collaborative approaches to innovation in nursing. The goal is to advance knowledge, promote dialog and exchange ideas related to improving performance levels in clinical and operational nursing and nursing education. The cost is $60. To register, call (513) 558-5311.

Business Courier Honors UC Docs
Three UC faculty members have been selected for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2006 class of Forty Under 40.
They include Bibiana Bielekova, MD, associate professor in the neurology department and director of the Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis; Andra Blomkalns, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine; and Robert Bohinski, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery.

The Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 class honors professionals under age 40 who are considered the area’s next generation of leaders and innovators.
All three UC physicians will be honored at an awards luncheon to be held Thursday, Sept. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the METS Center in Erlanger, Ky. To attend, call (513) 337-9467 or visit

EMS Midwest Conference

The 4th Annual EMS Midwest Conference will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Metropolitan Education Training Service Center. Sponsored by the departments of emergency medicine and surgery, the division of trauma and critical care and University Hospital, the conference will explore new techniques and information needed to provide effective emergency care. The cost is $100. To register, visit

Goldenhar Elected to Society Committee

Linda Goldenhar, PhD, assistant dean of medical education and director of the office of medical education, has been elected to serve on the executive committee of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME). SDRME is an international organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of education in medical schools. Through its membership, the society serves as an advocate for education research and development in medicine and seeks to influence national research policy. It is composed of directors of units with responsibility for educational research, evaluation and program development. 

Page Named Early Career Award Recipient

Stephen Page, PhD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, has been named the first-ever recipient of the Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), the world’s largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research organization. Page was selected from an international pool of applicants for his ongoing work in stroke recovery, as well as his contributions to ACRM. These include cochairing its 2004 and 2005 international conferences, which were held in conjunction with the American Society for Neuro-rehabilitation.Page will receive the award during the ACRM annual conference in Boston this fall. 

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