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Published September 2009

Five UC Faculty Members Named ‘Forty Under 40’
Five UC faculty members and one University Hospital official were named award recipients in the 2009 Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 awards.

Finalists include Jason Blackard, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the digestive diseases division; Kevin Joseph, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Alex Lentsch, PhD, professor of surgery and vice chair of research in the department of surgery; Gail Pyne-Geithman, research associate professor of neurology; Jeff Schlaudecker, MD, assistant professor of family medicine, and Gyasi Chisley, vice president, administration, at University Hospital.

Cancer Prevention Conference Sept. 19
The College of Medicine will host a cancer prevention conference from 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Embassy Suites in Blue Ash.

The program will review the impact of health disparities on outcomes and cancer for at-risk populations, with a particular emphasis on cancers of the lung, prostate, cervix, colon and breast.

Attendees will learn about available community resources to help lower-income people and about appropriate screening, diagnosis and treatment for the most common types of cancer.

Registration is $70 for physicians and $50 for nurses. Fees are waived for physician assistants, current UC residents, fellows, other trainees and the general public. American Medical Association credits are available. For more information, call (513) 733-8900 or (800) 362-2779.

Public Health Forum
Jon Christianson, PhD, professor and James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Policy and Management
at the University of Minnesota, will discuss “Paying for Quality: Understanding and Assessing Pay for Performance Initiatives” at noon Monday, Sept. 21, on the Stetson Building’s second floor.

The event is part of the public health department’s Public Health Forum Series. All are welcome
to attend. To register, e-mail or call (513) 558-2721.

UC Accepted as CCFA Clinical Research Alliance Member
UC has been accepted as a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Clinical Research Alliance.

The Clinical Research Alliance is a network of major medical centers that collaborate on clinical studies to focus on the cause, management and treatment of patients living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

IBD is characterized by the patient’s immune system attacking parts of their gastrointestinal tract. It affects about 1.4 million Americans.

Richard Rood, MD, medical director of the IBD program at UC and digestive diseases specialist with UC Health, will work with colleagues in the digestive diseases division and with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in this research effort. 

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