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UH Still Comes to the Rescue 25 Years Later
They fly by air and ride by land—but Teri Grau likes to think of her staff as a ship. “We’re one big ship of care,” says Grau, clinical director of the 120-member staff at Air Care & Mobile Care (AC&MC). “Whether you’re in the boiler room or on the deck ... everybody has a role to do and we each need to do it well.”
JUNE 2009

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Transplant Patients Experience Worse Cancer Outcomes
After comparing two patient cancer registries—one featuring transplant patients and the other the general population—researchers at UC have found that transplant patients experience worse outcomes from cancer. These results were published in the May 15, 2009, edition of the journal Transplantation.
National Group Draws Leadership Candidates From Pharmacy College
Enthusiasm is contagious, and leadership seems to be as well within the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. This year, third-year PharmD student Rachel Brewer joins a long legacy of students and faculty who serve or have served in leadership positions with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Doctoral Student Fights for Better Food Safety
In 2001, Barb and Mike Kowalcyk got news that no parent ever expects to hear: Their 2-year-old son was sickened with a rare infection and there was virtually nothing doctors could do to help him. Soon after returning home from a vacation, Kevin woke up with a mild but persistent fever and gastrointestinal symptoms.
UC's New 'Neuroscience of Music' Course Builds Bridges Between Two Colleges
For Steven Cahn, PhD, and Gail Pyne-Geithman, DPhil, it was probably the easiest sale since the invention of Tupperware. It was only about a year ago that Cahn and Pyne-Geithman began collaborating on the idea of a graduate-level course called the Neuroscience of Music.
2009 Dates Set for Sunflower Revolution VI
A fun-filled Sunflower Streetfest will highlight a new format for the region’s largest and most important fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness. The sixth annual Sunflower Revolution will take place Sept. 11, 12 and 13. The event is a collaboration involving the UC Neurosci-ence Institute, the University Hospital Foundation, the Mayfield Clinic, the Historic Milford Association and the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Academic Health Center Now on Facebook, Twitter
The UC Academic Health Center Public Relations and Communications Office is offering two more ways to get all the latest news surrounding the UC medical campus: Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is an online social media utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with friends, family and coworkers.
ENT Singing Specialist Works to Keep Voices in Tune
In 1989, Kathy Adkins was a college undergraduate and an aspiring singer, pursuing a degree in music education from Morehead State University. But then she was diagnosed with nodules on her vocal cords—and her teachers and peers were less than understanding.
Genetic Variations May Give Clues to Intracranial Aneurysms
Small unruptured intracranial aneurysms rarely require surgical or endovascular interventions, with doctors preferring instead to manage them medically by urging patients to quit smoking or to control their blood pressure.
Cardiology Researcher, Physician Win 2009 Drake Medals
A basic scientist and a clinician-researcher—both focused on advancing the field of cardiology—have been named 2009 Daniel Drake medalists. The UC College of Medicine honored Jeffrey Robbins, PhD, and Paul Stein, MD, May 24 at a dinner and awards celebration named in honor of the college’s founder.
Antibiotic Can Reduce Hospitalization for Certain Patients
A study analysis by researchers at UC confirms that the antibiotic rifaximin can reduce hospitalizations of patients with a certain brain disorder caused by liver failure. UC researchers presented these findings May 31 at the annual Digestive Disease Week medical meeting in Chicago.
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