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UC Wins $23 Million Research Grant From NIH
UC and its affiliated health care partners will receive nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring innovations from the laboratory bench to the bedside and to applications within the community.
MAY 2009

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Chair Transforms, Expands Women's Health Program
If seeing something come to fruition is in the believing, then it appears that UC’s department of obstetrics and gynecology and its clinical practice, UC Physicians, are destined to become known as the premier provider for women’s health care in Cincinnati and the region.
Young Pitcher Reached Major Leagues of Medicine in Long Cardiology Career
Robert Adolph, MD, says that as a youngster in Chicago he was torn between two professions: doctor and pitcher. “Mom wanted me to go into medicine, and dad wanted me to play baseball,” he says, a bashful smile breaking across his face. “But I hurt my shoulder and that was the end of my baseball career.”
Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Breast Cancer
Research has shown vitamin D is an essential part of building healthy bones, but could it also help prevent breast cancer? That’s the question UC cancer cell biologist Glendon Zinser, PhD, hopes to answer in a translational science study currently under way.
Epilepsy Drug May Harm Unborn Child
A study co-authored by a UC physician links a drug commonly used to treat epilepsy with increased risk of impaired cognitive development in children. The study, published in the April 16, 2009, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine includes a recommendation that the antiepileptic drug valproate (marketed under the brand name Depakote in the United States) not be used as a first choice drug in women of child-bearing age.
Surgery Professor's Gift Helps Secure Future of Minority Medical Students
When you sit on the College of Medicine admissions committee, you get to see the best and brightest candidates looking to UC as their first choice for medical school. You also get to see them walk away due to lack of financial means, says UC professor of surgery Kenneth Davis, MD, who along with his wife, Johnie, recently provided $10,000 in seed money for The Oxley Fund.
Faculty/Staff Campaign to Kick Off This Month
As UC employees there’s at least one reason why “We’re All Proudly Cincinnati.” For some, it’s the chance to be a part of groundbreaking research that is transforming lives. For others, it might be working in a clinical setting to help a patient heal.
New Vision Research Center Dedicated in CARE/Crawley Building
The Edith J. Crawley Vision Science Research Laboratory on UC’s medical campus was dedicated during a ceremony Tuesday, April 7. The laboratory, located on the fifth floor of the Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE)/Crawley Building, creates a larger working space with state-of-the-art equipment for scientists researching eye-related diseases at UC.
UC Awarded Funding to Study Kidney Disease Treatments
UC researchers have received a renewable grant from the Dialysis Corporation of America (DCA) to aid in the discovery of treatments and cures for kidney disease. Kidney disease causes damage to the cells of the kidneys and eventually results in renal failure.
Neuroscience Marks Brain Awareness Week at Zoo
When it comes to learning environments, a picnic table at the zoo beats a classroom just about any day. That was certainly the case during Brain Awareness Week, when a contingent of UC graduate students and faculty members volunteered their time for three days in mid-April at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden to help children learn more about the body’s most complicated organ.
VA Dialysis Center Wins Quality Award
The Cincinnati Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center’s dialysis facility has received the 2009 Dr. Richard Breitenfield Quality Award in vascular access management promoting arterio-venous fistulae (AVF).
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