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By Jill Hafner
Published November 2008

Pharmacy Dean Named ‘Outstanding Ex’
Daniel Acosta, PhD, dean of the Winkle College of Pharmacy, was named “Outstanding Ex” for his high school alma mater, Austin High School located in El Paso, Texas. Acosta was recognized at a banquet held Nov. 5. This is one of three latest honors for Acosta. He recently was accepted as a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences for his career contributions to the discipline of toxicology (the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms). He also was recently appointed chair of the Society of Toxicology’s Professional Needs Task Force, which helps members of the association develop professionally.

Allied Health Professor Awarded ‘Highest Honor’
Nancy Creaghead, PhD, department head of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Allied Health Sciences, has been awarded “Honors of the Association” by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The honor, the highest the association awards, recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of speech, language and hearing. She will be recognized during the ASHA convention Nov. 20–22 in Chicago.

Professor Named to Editorial Board
Karen Gregerson, PhD, associate professor in the Winkle College of Pharmacy, has been appointed to the editorial board of Endocrinology, the flagship journal of the Endocrine Society. Gregerson, an expert in neuroendocrinology and hormone signaling, will work with national experts in reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal. One of the most authoritative biomedical research journals in the world, Endocrinology publishes 6,000 pages annually of original work ranging from subcellular mechanisms to whole animal physiology.

Biomedical Sciences Students to Visit UC
The College of Medicine Office of Research and Graduate Education will host a visitation day, “UC Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences,” on Friday, Nov. 21, for undergraduate science students from colleges throughout Ohio, and from as far away as Alabama. The event will begin with a graduate fair in the CARE/Crawley Building atrium. Visitors will tour laboratories throughout the Academic Health Center and spend the afternoon with faculty from graduate programs in biomedicine. For more information, call (513) 558-5625 or visit

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