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'Wild Ride' Helps UC Surgeon Test New Surgical Robot
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.

$2 Million Endowed Chair Established in Colon and Rectal Surgery Division
A $2 million gift to the College of Medicine will create an endowed chair of colon and rectal surgery to support education, patient care and research
Mysterious Disease Causes Emotional—Not Physical—Pain for Sufferers
When kids notice Maggie Hargrow, she knows by the shocked looks on their faces they are curious about her—maybe even a bit scared. The braver kids always blurt out the same questions: “Does that hurt?” “Did you get burned in a fire?”
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.
Resident's Interest in Geriatric Care Sparks Late Start in Pursuing Medical Degree
Chuck Pool, MD, sat in the student study area of University Hospital in his tie and white medical coat flipping through his hand-held organizer.
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.
Nutritional Shortfalls Can Be Prevented in Autistic Children
As many as 100 out of every 10,000 children may have autism. Classified as a “pervasive developmental disorder,” autism is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behaviors.
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.
Trouble Snoozing? Preparing for Sleep Should Be a Part of Daily Routine
When hygiene is mentioned, washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness come to mind. But UC sleep expert Victoria Surdulescu, MD, says there’s more to hygiene than soap and water.
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