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Common Pain Cream May Protect Heart During Attack
New research from UC shows that a common, over-the-counter pain salve rubbed on the skin during a heart attack could serve as a cardiac-protectant, preventing or reducing damage to the heart while interventions are administered.

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UC Health Adds Inpatient Podiatry Services
UC Health has launched a new service designed to help patients with complex vascular diseases avoid preventable amputations as the result of delayed or mismanaged treatment. UC vascular specialists have partnered with a group of 10 community foot specialists to bring inpatient podiatric care to UC Health.
Medical Education Department Created
In times of economic uncertainty, the educational missions at institutions across the country also feel the crunch. But the opposite tack is being applied at the UC College of Medicine, which recently established a department of medical education to further enhance and develop the student learning/faculty teaching experience.
Grant Fuels Nursing Effort to Improve Long-Term Care
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC has secured a prestigious, six-figure grant to determine whether a simple audio reminder can prompt a nurse-led team to make sure patients in long-term facilities move, or get moved, in order to prevent pressure ulcers.
Program Preps Undergraduate Students for Medical School
Kevin Contrera, 21, knew even before starting his undergraduate degree at Xavier University two years ago that his next step would be a white coat ceremony at a research-based medical school in Ohio.
UC Wins $2.5 Million Grant to Support Environmental, Cancer Research Trainees
For doctoral students like Elisia Tichy, educational training grant support—such as the UC Environmental Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis Training Program—represents a weight lifted.
UC Board Names Reading Campus, Establishes Metabolic Institute
The UC Board of Trustees in September approved the naming of the UC Reading Campus and the UC Metabolic Diseases Institute.
Physicians Give a 'Speed Chat' to Students on Medical Specialties
First-year medical students Joseph Song, Joanna Jeong, Matthew Fanous and Meghan Brown talk with James Curell, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry, during a medical specialty event held in September.
Researcher Awarded $850,000 From NIH to Study Speech and Computer Technology
With new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UC researcher Suzanne Boyce, PhD, hopes to prove it’s not what you say, but how you say it.
Physical Therapy Celebrates Inaugural Doctoral Class
The College of Allied Health Sciences celebrated the inaugural doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) class at a dinner Aug. 31 in the faculty club.
New Partnership With Surgical Group Aims to Enhance Cardiac Care in Tristate
UC Health has partnered with Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc. (CVTS)—the Tri-state’s leading community-based cardiac surgical practice—as an integral step toward advancing the care of patients with heart disease in the Greater Cincinnati area.
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