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September 2008 Issue

College of Medicine Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs David Stern, MD
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September News Extras

By Jill Hafner
Published September 2008

CCTST Holds Informational Open House Sept. 18
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Suite 300 on the 10th floor of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Location S.

The CCTST was established in 2005 as the academic home for clinical and translational research by David Stern, MD, College of Medicine dean and vice president of health affairs of UC. The center provides the Academic Health Center (AHC) with research support services, including study design and biostatistical support, individual (K23) and institutional (T32) training grant preparation assistance, clinical and translational research training, and funding opportunities, including the Dean’s Scholars program.

The CCTST also spearheaded the AHC’s preparation of a National Institutes of Health Institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award proposal, currently under review. The CCTST is co-directed by associate deans for clinical and translational research James Heubi, MD, and Joel Tsevat, MD. For more information, visit

Faculty Members Named to “Forty Under 40” Class
Four UC faculty members have been inducted into the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2008 Forty Under 40 class. They are David Fischer, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, associate professor of neurology, Monica Mitchell, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, assistant professor of neurosurgery. The Forty Under 40 program identifies and recognizes the region’s young core of future business, community and economic leaders. This year’s class was selected by a 20-member panel of past recipients. The winners will be formally recognized at a dinner banquet on Thursday, Sept. 25. For more information, call (513) 337- 9467.

Lindner Center of HOPE Opens for Patients
The Lindner Center of HOPE officially opened its doors to patients on Aug. 18. The center, staffed by College of Medicine faculty, will provide mental health diagnostic and treatment services. Located in Mason, it features 64 beds for adolescents, adults and senior adults and is fully integrated with outpatient services, including psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, education, rehabilitation and expert consultations. Paul Keck Jr., MD, vice chair and professor of psychiatry, serves as the center’s president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit lindnercenterofhope. org or call (513) 536-0536.

Environmental Genetics Workshop Sept. 16
The UC Center for Environmental Genetics will host a workshop on reporting the results of environmental biomarker testing to study participants and public health officials on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kehoe Auditorium, and will feature two guest speakers. Julia Brody, PhD, of the Silent Spring Institute and principal investigator of the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study, will discuss “Is It Safe? Reporting Personal Exposure Results to Study Participants When Science Is Uncertain.” Edward Emmett, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, will describe his experiences in “Successful Use of a ‘Community-First’ Method of Reporting Research Results to an Affected Group.” For more information, contact Elizabeth Kopras at (513) 558-3625 or

Gesteland Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Gesteland, PhD, emeritus professor of cancer and cell biology, has been named the recipient of the Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses by the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. The annual lifetime achievement award is named after Max Mozell, an association founding member. Gesteland has invested 45 years in the chemical-senses community, making major contributions to both research and the research infrastructure. He was recognized during the International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste held in late July.

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