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March 2008 Issue

Evelyn Hess, MD, in her lab.
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March News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published March 2008

Trauma Surgeon Receives Educator Innovator Award

Maj. Stephen Barnes, MD, was recently honored with the Educator Innovator Award by Medical Education Technologies, Inc.


Barnes, a volunteer assistant professor at UC and trauma surgeon at University Hospital, leads one of the three Air Force centers designated for the pre-deployment training of Air Force medical personnel. Housed at University Hospital, the program is part of a larger Air Force initiative known as the Centers for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS).


The award recognizes his work developing a high-tech simulation system to train U.S. Air Force critical care air transport teams-comprising of a critical care-trained physician, a critical care nurse and a respiratory technician-with the technical and trauma skills necessary for delivering care to critically wounded soldiers in the back of a moving cargo aircraft. 



Call for Dean's Community Service Award Nominations

The College of Medicine is seeking nominations for the 2008 Dean's Community Service Award, which honors external college supporters.


Nominees will be evaluated on the merits of remarkable and distinguished service and support of the college's quest to provide excellent patient care, education and research. Support can range from serving on a committee to providing financial support.


Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, and will be reviewed by a five-member committee. David Stern, MD, dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of health affairs at UC, will make the final decision. UC Physicians and UC employees, including College of Medicine faculty members, are not eligiblefor this award. Group nominations, including an organization or company, are permitted. For more information, e-mail



Hess Named 'Leading Women' Honoree

Evelyn Hess, MD, professor emeritus in the immunology division, has been named a 2008 Leading Women Cincinnati Honoree. Leading Women Cincinnati honors women who, through their leadership and community service, have become role models and mentors to other women in Greater Cincinnati. Hess will be recognized at a March 5 luncheon.

UC in Top 15 for Funding

UC is ranked No. 15 among more than 100 universities for the funding it received from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).


ORAU awarded $776,500 to UC in 2007 to support fellowships, scholarships, internships, laboratory research and travel programs. ORAU is a consortium of doctoral-granting academic institutions.


Brain Awareness Week

UC's neuroscience graduate program, together with Wright State University, University of Dayton, and Miami University, will host Brain Awareness Week March 10-16 at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.


Brain Awareness Week is an international effort to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. The hands-on exhibit will educate kids and adults about how the brain works and highlight neuroscience research.


UC's display will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (513) 558-6180.

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