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UC Inks Research Partnership With Ethicon Endo-Surgery
UC researchers are partnering with Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery to gain a better understanding of the basic biology behind obesity. A three-year, $10.3 million commitment from the medical device company will support UC researchers and Ethicon Endo-Surgery engineers as they work to find new solutions for treating obesity and related conditions, including diabetes.
APRIL 2008

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University Hospital Adds Digital Unit to Help Detect Early Breast Cancer
Even though most women over 40 know they should get annual breast screening exams, few get the type that has been scientifically shown to have the most accuracy. Mary Mahoney, MD, says detecting breast cancer in earlier stages is more likely with a digital mammogram for a large number of women.
New Nursing Program Offered
Thousands of qualified students are turned away every year from nursing programs across the country because of a lack of faculty to teach them. To help address this shortage, the College of Nursing is now offering a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator program.
Health Sciences Library Named for Cardiologist
The UC Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the health sciences library on the UC Academic Health Center campus. The new name—the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library—honors Donald Harrison, MD, a cardiologist and former senior vice president and provost for health affairs at UC.
UC Physicians to Transform Faculty Clinical Practices
UC Physicians has embarked on an effort to create a more integrated management model for the 500-member faculty group practice.The effort has been dubbed the UC Physicians Re-engineering Project.
Hormone Therapy May Increase Cancer Risk
Hot flashes, mood swings and fatigue are some menopause symptoms that may be alleviated by hormone therapy. But a study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) reveals estrogen plus progestin therapy may also increase a women’s chances of something she doesn’t want—cancer.
Dermatology Chair Named Local 'Health Care Hero' for Patient Care
Diya Mutasim, MD, was recognized for more than 18 years of exceptional care to Greater Cincinnati patients with complex dermatology diseases at the 2008 Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Heroes awards banquet, held Feb. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
Brain Awareness Week Attracts Preschoolers at Museum Center
UC’s neuroscience graduate program recently hosted a Brain Awareness Week exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.
Medical Students Celebrate Residency Program Matches
UC’s graduating medical students cheered their classmates March 20 at the college’s annual Match Day. The national event matching graduating medical students with residency programs looks to some like a medical college’s own version of “March Madness.”
Boat to Lead College of Medicine Clinical Activities
As the newest member of the UC College of Medicine’s leadership team, Thomas Boat, MD, knows the stakes are high. In fact, he sees his mission as vital not just to the College of Medicine but to the entire university.
UC to Study Link Between BPA and Prostate Cancer
With questions lingering about the estrogen-mimicking chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), UC’s Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, hopes to shed new light on the relationship between the chemical and prostate cancer.
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