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June 2005 Issue

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Giffin, Whitsett Honored with UC Faculty Awards

Published June 2005

Two College of Medicine faculty members were presented with awards at the All-University Faculty Meeting in May.

Bruce Giffin, PhD, professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy and director of UC's Body Donation Program, was recognized for his commitment to education with the Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Serving as course director of Gross Anatomy and Brain and Behavior I and II, Dr. Giffin has been churning out very satisfied medical and graduate students and winning accolades and teaching awards for the past 10 years.

"As an educator, Dr. Giffin is clearly recognized and appreciated by students and colleagues as 'the best,'" says Peter Stambrook, PhD, chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy.

Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, professor in UC's Department of Pediatrics and chief of the section of neonatology, perinatal and pulmonary biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is internationally recognized for his research on lung development that has impacted the treatment of babies around the world. For this, Dr. Whitsett was recognized with the university's top research honor, the George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.

"His accomplishments have placed UC at the forefront of pulmonary medicine and his mentorship has produced a generation of scientific talent that enriches scientific communities around the globe," says Frank McCormack, MD, director of the pulmonary and critical care division of the Department of Internal Medicine.

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