In his quest to provide expert care to patients in remote places, UC surgeon Timothy Broderick, MD, spent four days in an airplane doing a kind of “weightless ballet” to test surgical robotic technologies that may eventually be used to treat injured soldiers during transport, or even sick astronauts in space.
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Surgical Oncologist Named New Department of Surgery Chair
Michael Edwards, MD, has been named the chair of surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2008, pending approval by the UC Board of Trustees. Edwards is currently the chair and professor of the surgery department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
$5.5 Million Gift Boosts UC Parkinson's Programs
The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation has donated $5.5 million to establish the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital.
Long-Time Educational Outreach Champion to Retire
After 16 years of service to UC—and to more than 1,200 students and teachers interested in science—Bobbi Handwerger has decided it’s time to “catch up with life.” The director of recruitment programming and K–12 outreach within the College of Medicine will retire Oct. 31, and she’ll leave behind some big shoes to fill.
Henney to Step Down as Provost in June 2008
Jane Henney, MD, announced that she would step down June 30, 2008, after serving the last five years as senior vice president and provost of health affairs at the Academic Health Center.
'Bearcat-Host' Program Helps New Students Adjust
Adjusting to medical school can be difficult. Break-neck schedules and multiplying work-loads easily become overwhelming. New medical students—particularly those who’ve relocated to Cincinnati leaving behind family and friends—often need somewhere to turn for help when academics and day-to-day issues become too much to handle.