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June 2009 Issue

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By Jill Hafner
Published June 2009

UC’s Faculty/Staff Campaign Runs Through June 30
The “We’re All Proudly Cincinnati” faculty/staff campaign officially kicked off Friday, May 1, and will run through Tuesday, June 30. All faculty and staff are encouraged to support areas of interest by making a gift—big or small—to help reinvest in the university. The campaign—part of the university’s $1 billion “Proudly Cincinnati” capital campaign—places more emphasis on participation rather than a specific dollar amount. This year’s goal is to attract 3,000 faculty and staff donors. All gifts made since July 1, 2008, count toward the campaign goal. There are three ways to support UC: make a gift online by visiting; send a check, payable to the UC Foundation, to mail location 0064; or call (513) 556-6781 for a pledge card or to make a credit card gift.  For more information, e-mail or call (513) 556-6724.

Pharmacy Dean Named President-Elect of Society
Daniel Acosta, PhD, dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, has been named president-elect of the International Union of Toxicology, a worldwide federation of national toxicology societies in over 50 countries. Acosta, also a professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was the president of the U.S. Society of Toxicology in 2000–01. He came to UC in 1996 after serving as the director of the toxicology training program at the University of Texas at Austin.

College of Medicine Alumni Golf Outing July 20
The College of Medicine will host its first alumni golf outing to benefit the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund and the Urban Health Project (UHP) on Monday, July 20, at the Wyoming Golf Club. The scramble format, open to all, is limited to 56 players and costs $125 per person, which includes lunch and an awards reception. The shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Maria Gruber at (513) 558-0905 or The IvaDean Scholarship Fund benefits medical students in need of financial assistance. It is named after assistant dean IvaDean Lair and was created by the outgoing medical class of 2003. UHP is a student-run, nonprofit organization that offers eight-week summer internships to first-year medical students.

Pediatrics Among Top Three
The pediatric training program at UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is once again ranked No. 3 in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” edition. The College of Medicine is listed as No. 41 among “top schools of medicine—research.” For more  information on the rankings, visit  

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