findings home/archives       contact us       other AHC publications   
Transplant Rejection Can Be Reduced With Common Cancer Therapy Drug
UC researchers have discovered a new therapy for transplant patients that targets the antibody-producing plasma cells that can cause organ rejection. Results of the study are published in the Dec. 27, 2008, edition of the journal Transplantation

Browse the Digital Issue

Download PDF

Women Less Likely to Survive Massive Heart Attacks
Coronary heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death for American women. Now, a new study coauthored by a UC researcher examines why this may be the case—especially in U.S. hospitals.
Benefactor's Gift Helps Broaden Nursing Student Experiences
“Some people call it ‘life changing,’ but I call it ‘life impacting.’” That’s the way Janet Johnson recalls her first medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s. It was one of three trips she’d make there during her nursing career.
Students 'Go the Distance' in New MD/PhD Program
A test of endurance—“like a marathon”—is how Jennifer O’Malley describes UC’s Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP). The seventh-year MD/PhD student is wrapping up her fifth year of PhD training and will turn her attention in 2009 to the final two years of medical school.
Pharmacy, Medicine Team Up on Falls Study
A hard tumble to the ground is enough to cause serious injuries for anyone, but for the elderly, a simple spill can prove disastrous—a grave injury or even death.
UC Awarded $1.5 Million for 'Muscle-Wasting Disease' Study
With the aid of more than $1.5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a UC structural biologist will continue research that could lead to an effective drug to fight muscle-wasting diseases.
University Hospital Adds 'HALO' Technology to Treat Severe, Chronic Acid Reflux Disorder
One in 14 Americans suffer daily from acid reflux, otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Chronic acid reflux can lead to Barrett’s esophagus.
UC to Test New Stroke Recovery Rehab Method
A UC researcher has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study language recovery after stroke and test a new method of rehabilitation from loss of language function.
Prostate Cancer Screening Program Spreads Important Message of Early Detection
Tony Riley considers it a stroke of luck that he found himself being tested for prostate cancer in the spring of 2008. Riley falls into the highest risk category for prostate cancer: African-American men with a family history of the disease. 
Study to Improve Skin Substitutes for Burn Victims
UC researchers have received $1.3 million to further develop and commercialize engineered skin substitutes for burn injury repairs as part of the newly formed Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM).
Quality Initiatives Focus of New UC Physicians Manager
It’s time to unleash the quality authority on UC Physicians (UCP). Kelly Fischbein was hired in November as part of UCP’s reengineering effort to serve as manager of quality initiatives. This is a new position created to help redefine all aspects of quality at UCP by working collaboratively with departments and hospitals to improve clinical and revenue cycle operations as well as patient outcomes and satisfaction.
 1-10 out of 17