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July 2007 Issue

Medical skin care specialist Cathy Fricke (left) conducts a skin analysis on a patient.
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July News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published July 2007

Save the Date—A Night of Beauty

The surgery department will host its second "Night of Beauty" open house on Sept. 13 at the University Pointe cosmetic surgery clinic, 7700  University Court in West Chester.


Anyone interested in exploring cosmetic surgery and medical skin care options is invited to attend this event. 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. For more information, call (513) 475-8886 or e-mail

Ward Bullock, MD, Memorial Service July 11

A memorial service for Ward Bullock, MD, will be held July 11 in Medical Sciences Building Room 7051. Bullock, an emeritus professor of medicine at UC, died April 17 of cancer.


Bullock recently donated $1 million to the division of infectious diseases to create the Ward E. Bullock Endowment Fund for Research and Education in Infectious Diseases, with hopes the endowment will eventually create a $1.5 million Ward W. Bullock Endowed Chair in Infectious Diseases.

Ahmad Named Codirector of Pancreatic Disease Center

Syed Ahmad, MD, has been named codirector of the UC Pancreatic Disease Center, succeeding Andrew Lowy, MD. Ahmad is an assistant professor of surgery in the surgery department's division of surgical oncology.


Ahmad's clinical expertise is in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery. He also has active research interests in angiogenesis, the tumor microenvironment and anti-angiogenesis therapy. He is currently the principal investigator on several clinical trials, including

a national study of gastric cancer sponsored by the Southwest Oncology Group.

Pharmacy Students Select Faculty Winners

Three faculty members were honored by Winkle College of Pharmacy students during the June 1 Senior Convocation for their motivational approach to learning and mentorship over the last year.


First-year students selected Patricia Wigle, PharmD, assistant professor; second-year students honored Steve Myre, PharmD, associate professor; and third-year students voted for Jane Pruemer, PharmD, professor.


Nursing College to Host Conference Aug. 10-11

The College of Nursing will host the first Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Nursing Conference Aug. 10-11. SoTL is the process of assessing the effectiveness of instruction, as well as implementing new methods of instruction and making findings public. The conference will present research related to SoTL in nursing and will serve as a forum demonstrating how to get started doing SoTL in nursing. For more information, contact Dawn Bellinger at (513) 558-2821 or dawn.bellinger


New Internal Medicine Faculty Named

Three new faculty members have recently joined the internal medicine department.


Stephanie Dunlap, DO, has been named associate professor of clinical medicine and medical director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at University Hospital. She will fill the position of Lynn Wagoner, MD, who has entered private practice.


Dunlap's research interests are in risk factors and outcomes of heart failure, with an emphasis on understudied populations, such as women and African-Americans. Dunlap completed fellowships in cardiology and heart failure at the University of North Carolina and a heart transplant fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.


Brent Kinder, MD, has been named an associate professor of clinical medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Kinder's research interests include interstitial lung disease and other rheumatological diseases. Kinder completed a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care, and received advanced training in clinical research through a certificate program.


Halim Muslu, MD, has been named assistant professor of clinical medicine in the division of digestive diseases. Muslu's research interests include liver disease and hepatitis and HIV co-infection. He completed a fellowship in hepatology at the University of Miami. 


Trauma Surgeon Appointed Society's Treasurer 

Karyn Butler, MD, of the surgery department, has been appointed to a three-year term as treasurer of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS). Founded in 1989, the SBAS was created to mentor and inspire young surgeons and medical students to pursue academic careers. Each year the society partners with a leading department of surgery to hold a scientific meeting to share information about new scientific research and surgical advances.According the American Medical Association, only about 2 percent of U.S. physicians are black.

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