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Criminal Intent: Could Lead Exposure Be to Blame?
For years, we’ve know that lead is toxic to the nervous system. Early exposure to the metal has been implicated as a risk factor for developmental delays and behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence.
JUNE 2008

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Nursing Student Aims to Be the First 'Extended-Stay Caregiver' in Honduras
Do what you love and the money will follow is an adage most often associated with corporate America. Nursing student Alex Freisthler, however, hopes that applies to charitable endeavors as well—more specifically, his. The goal: to raise $8,500 by Sept. 1 for a year-long stay in Santa Lucia, Honduras, where he intends to practice nursing with Shoulder to Shoulder, a nonprofit health clinic.
UC Wins $2.4 Million to Study Combat Disorders, Injuries
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the UC departments of neurosurgery and psychiatry nearly $2.4 million over five years to study traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Medication Might Offset Chemo Side Effects
The side effects of cancer therapy can be difficult to handle—especially with a heavy chemotherapy regimen that causes damage to other cells in its quest to eradicate rogue cancer cells.
Allied Health Sciences Showcases Research at Annual Conference
The College of Allied Health Sciences’ annual Presentation of Research and Innovative/Scholarly Endeavors (PRaISE) conference was held May 15. The event served as an opportunity for students to showcase their research work through poster displays and oral presentations.
First Class of Honorees Inducted Into New Cancer Hall of Fame
There is a group of everyday heroes among us whose mission is to beat an awful disease that 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with each year—cancer. Some fight daily battles with their patients against cancer.
Education Day Focuses on Cancer
Keith Wilson, MD, professor of otolaryngology, speaks with an attendee about thyroid cancer at the fourth annual UC Community Education Day. Tristate community members came out to University Pointe on May 10 to learn about cancer and speak one-on-one with nearly 40 UC physicians.
UC Pediatrics Professor Named Ohio's Fourth-Ever Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Jeff Molkentin, PhD, spends hours in the lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center each day, researching and attempting to understand the mechanisms in the body that cause heart disease.
Sunflower Revolution IV Nets a Record $440K
Sunflower Revolution officials recently announced record proceeds of $442,000 from the 2007 gala and bike ride—the region’s largest fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research. Since 2004 the Sunflower Revolution and related events have raised $967,000 for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness programs at the Neuroscience Institute at UC and University Hospital.
Pharmacy to Bid Farewell to Seniors, Honor Alumni
The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy will hold its 2008 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, in Kresge Auditorium. Degrees will be conferred for doctor of philosophy, doctor of pharmacy and master of science.
Student Nursing Study Takes a Closer Look at Culture and Homelessness in Ohio
Monday through Wednesday evening, doctorate student Rebecca Lee lives a stable life by most standards. She teaches community health at the UC College of Nursing, interns at the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, volunteers and dotes on her husband and four sons. Thursday through Sunday, however, Lee becomes “homeless” as she experiences firsthand the everyday struggles this growing population faces.
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