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National Science Foundation–Funded Biomedical Research Center Launched at UC
Balakrishna Haridas, PhD, spent more than a decade designing biomedical devices for companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Now, as director of UC’s newly established Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies Center (MIMTeC), Haridas will lead the translational research that enables those same companies to bring the next generation of minimally invasive medical technologies to market.
MAY 2007

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Specialized Epilepsy Centers Key to Better Seizure Control
For people with epilepsy, controlling seizures can mean the difference between working or unemployment, or driving yourself or taking the bus. Researchers at UC say the key to managing these episodes—which can be as subtle as a brief staring spell, or as traumatic and life-threatening as a series of convulsions—may be where you seek treatment.
Memorabilia on Permanent Display at New Wedbush Nursing Legacy Center
Nursing uniforms and caps that are more than 100 years old, historical medical supplies and books are just a few of the things that College of Nursing alumni have been collecting over the years.
Academic Health Center Critical to Community and University
The Academic Health Center (AHC) plays an integral role in the Cincinnati community and helps set the university apart as a major research institution, Jane Henney, MD, told attendees at her annual “State of the Academic Health Center” address April 18.
Teachers Honored by Fourth-Year Medical Students
Fourth-year medical students voted David Fischer, MD, recipient of the Gold Apple Award. Fischer currently serves as interim director of UC’s gastrointestinal surgery division. Richard Stevenson, MD, pediatric surgery, and Thomas deHoop, MD, obstetrics and gynecology, will each receive a Silver Apple Award.
Cycling Event Benefits UC Cancer Research
When she was 46 years old, Marlene Harris fought and beat breast cancer, then stayed cancer-free for 10 years. It was in 2005—when she developed a rare form of bone cancer—that she finally lost the battle.
Designers and Heart Experts Together Raise Awareness
Promoting women’s health was something 35 sophomore students in UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) took to heart this May. Literally.
Faculty Rake In Awards at 2007 Health Care Heroes Ceremony
UC stole the spotlight at the 10th annual Business Courier Health Care Heroes awards ceremony, with faculty members winning three of four primary award categories, a Lifetime Achievement award and the first-ever National Health Care Hero award for a program done in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force.
Faculty Recognized at Annual Awards Celebration
More than a dozen UC faculty members were recognized May 1 at the Faculty Awards Celebration. Two from the Academic Health Center received awards at this yearly event—which honors research, teaching, public service and other contributions made by UC faculty to students and the community.
Students Test Robotic Skills at Center for Surgical Innovation
Local junior high students got a hands-on demonstration of just how cool science can be as part of a robotics competition hosted by UC’s Center for Surgical Innovation.
Early Exposures May Protect Infants Against Future Allergies
UC environmental health scientists say they have confirmed what other scientists have only suspected: early-life exposure to certain indoor fungal components (molecules) can help build stronger immune systems, and may protect against future allergies.
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