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UC Docs Risk Lives to Treat Police Officers in Line of Fire
In the dark and under fire, with no help and few medical supplies— this is what some University Hospital emergency medicine physicians face in their struggle to save lives. But it’s not a war zone. It’s what they can expect as volunteers working with the Cincinnati Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.

$9 Million Grant Awarded to UC for Bipolar Disorder Research
UC researchers have been awarded a $9 million, five-year grant to find new ways to improve and personalize treatments for bipolar disorder, and to better understand how to identify this brain disorder earlier so disease progression can be prevented.
Surgery Professor Celebrates 50 Years at UC
“I would walk barefoot on hot coals to get the opportunity to work with Dr. Alexander.” That effectively sums up the reputation of J. Wesley Alexander, MD, ScD. Alexander, professor of surgery, recently celebrated his 50th anniversary with UC’s surgery department.
Science-Enrichment Programs Receive Boost
Are you a “super taster?” Are you one of the 30 percent of the population who can smell the chemical that comes from wild boar musk? Can you tell what color M&M you’re eating just by the taste?
County Commissioners Visit GRI
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune gets a look under the microscope at normal and cancerous mammary glands in the lab of Debbie Clegg, PhD, at the Genome Research Institute (GRI).
New Sleep Apnea Technology Helps Patients Rest Easier
Some of our essential bodily movements are involuntary, for example blinking or the beating of our hearts.But there are times when one of these automatic functions— breathing—simply stops.
Summer Program Gives Top Students a Preview of Life as a Doctor
Science-savvy undergraduate students contemplating medical school can get a crash course in what it takes to become a surgeon during a summer education program at UC College of Medicine
OB-GYN Professor Selected to Join NIH Advisory Council
Margery Gass, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is one of six new members nationwide appointed to the advisory council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
New Center Offers One-Stop Care for Allergy and Sinus Sufferers
The prevalence of chronic sinusitis has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Today, 30–40 million Americans have the condition, making it one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, surpassing even hypertension and diabetes.
New Public Health Master's Created
UC Board of Trustees have approved the creation of a new degree program—a master’s in public health (MPH). The university expects to enroll its first class of MPH students in fall 2008, following final state approval of program structure and curriculum.
UC, UH Award Scholarships
Andrea Lindell, DNSc, dean of the College of Nursing (left) and David Stern, MD, (far right) dean of the College of Medicine, presented three minority students with scholarships to the colleges of nursing and medicine June 21.
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