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AUGUST 2009 ISSUE: COVER STORY
Radiology Addresses Growth With Major Renovation Plans
Like a child who has long outgrown his clothes, the UC radiology department is practically bursting at the seams. The department’s new chair—Jannette Collins, MD—has made giving the department a better fitting wardrobe her most important short- and long-term goal. Collins, who assumed the UC radiology chair position in February 2009, says the department’s multiyear, multimillion dollar...
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Fertility Patch Offers Hope for Non-Ovulating Women
Research has begun at UC to study whether a fertility patch might help some women conceive.  "We hope the end result will prove to help a large population get pregnant,” says UC physician Michael Thomas, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and division director of reproductive...
African Trip Offers an 'Adventurous' Side to Med Education
For most of us, a trip to Africa would mean exciting adventures, safaris, hikes through the rainforest and experimenting with new types of food. For fourth-year UC medical student Tom Sweets, his trip to Africa was the learning experience of a lifetime.
Nursing Student Becomes Last-Minute Hero on School Trip
Nursing student Norma O’Brien decided to skip the talent show but wound up being a rock star anyway. Earlier this summer, O’Brien was one of six senior year nursing students who participated in an international clinical experience in Honduras. During the 12-day trip, which fulfills the...
NIH Stroke Study Funding Renewed for 5 More Years
It’s no stretch to say that thousands of Cincinnati-area residents have been involved in stroke research over the past 16 years.Thanks to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study, which identifies all hospitalized and autopsied cases of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in a...
Surgery Relieves Hand Sweating, Provides Major Confidence Boost
Sweating is a fact of life: Everyone experiences it to some degree when exercising or coping with extreme heat. But for a small group of people, sweating is as constant as breathing—and it can cause serious disruptions to everyday life. Mark Chapman, 26, of Cincinnati, had dealt with extreme...
Drake Conference Explores Technology, Stroke Recovery
More than 130 neurorehabilitation professionals from 18 states and two countries converged at Drake Center recently for the American Society of Neurorehabilitation’s 2009 workshop, “Accelerating Use of Technology in Stroke Rehabilitation: Opportunities and Challenges.” Conference directors and...
More Work to Begin on Medical Sciences Building
Phase I of the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) renovation project was the attention-grabbing part: the visually stunning CARE/ Crawley Building, with its futuristic design and soaring atrium.Phases II-V? Not so attention-grabbing, but in many ways just as important. “This is a major...
The 'Candy' Man: UC Grad Lands Rather 'Sweet' Research Job
This is the last profile in a three-part series, exploring how students with degrees in pharmacology and cell biophysics from UC have contributed to the field and succeeded locally but have also used their expertise in very different ways.There’s nothing like your first bite of an ice cream...
College of Nursing, Drake Produce Award-Winning Project
Thanks to a collaborative effort between the UC College of Nursing and Drake Center, patients at Drake are better equipped to participate in their recovery and take responsibility for their continued care after leaving the hospital.  Charles Puchta, director of the UC College of Nursing’s...
Anonymous Donor Honors Work of UC Grad by Establishing Med Student Scholarship
Thanks to the benevolence of a 1982 UC College of Medicine graduate, and the gratitude of an anonymous donor, one student entering the college this year will receive a $20,000 award—the Thomas J. Francel, MD, Honorary Scholarship.   “It was a complete surprise to me, but for someone to...
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