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March 2007 Issue

Dorothy Air, PhD, associate vice president for entrepreneurial affairs and technology commercialization at the University of Cincinnati
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Seven From UC Named 'Leading Women'

Published March 2007

Seven women from UC—four from the Academic Health Center—will be recognized as “Leading Women” in Greater Cincinnati at an annual luncheon to be held March 7 at the Duke Energy Center.

The “Celebration of Women” luncheon honors the work of 21 Cincinnati women in fields ranging from health care and ministry to arts and entertainment.

Those named Leading Women from the Academic Health Center include:
•  Dorothy Air, PhD, associate senior vice president for entrepreneurial affairs
•  Rita Alloway, PharmD, professor, internal medicine, division of nephrology and hypertension
•  Andrea Ice, outreach specialist, environmental health
•  Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD, professor, pharmacology and cell biophysics

Air, whose focus is on moving novel technology toward new business development in the region, will be recognized in the Entrepreneurship category.

Alloway will be recognized in the program’s Applied/Technology/Science/Research category for her research aimed at individualizing drug regimens in transplant patients.

A three-time breast cancer survivor and outreach specialist in UC’s department of environmental health, Ice will be featured in the Against All Odds category.

Kranias, who conducts basic science research on heart failure, is also a mentor for young scientists—particular young female scientists. For this, she will be honored in the Women’s Advocate category.

Other UC staff and faculty members named Leading Women include Dawn Hoosier, women’s basketball assistant coach, Sports; Paula Shear, PhD, professor of psychology, Consulting/Training/Education; and Barbara Watts, JD, associate dean in the College of Law, Law/Law Enforcement.

This year’s keynote speaker is DeLores Pressley, author of “Clean Out the Closets of Your Life.” For more information on the awards program, visit

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