Cardiology Director Named
Neal Weintraub, MD, has been named director of the cardiology division in the department of internal medicine and appointed to the Mable S. Stonehill endowed chair in cardiology, effective June 2006. Dr. Weintraub currently serves as a professor of cardiovascular diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and medical director of Iowa's Heart Care program. His clinical interests include general and noninvasive cardiology. His research focuses on vascular biology, with an emphasis on vascular lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation. Dr. Weintraub is the principal investigator on two RO1 grants and has served as project leader on two program project grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Shutter Receives Champions of Life Award
Lori Shutter, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, has received the Champions of Life award from LifeCenter Organ Donor Network. A neurointensivist at the Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Shutter works collaboratively with LifeCenter to ensure that families have the best possible support and education when making life-changing decisions. LifeCenter recognized Dr. Shutter for contributing to policy changes at University Hospital that help preserve a family's option of having their loved one become an organ donor.
UC Surgeons Named Editors of International Journal
Randall Wolf, MD, professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, has been named editor of Innovations, the new scientific journal of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. John Flege, MD, also a professor of surgery at UC, will serve as associate editor. Published for the first time in December 2005, Innovations is the only scientific journal to focus entirely on technological advances that lead to the minimally invasive treatment of cardiothoracic and vascular disease. The editorial office will be at the Center for Surgical Innovation.
Cancer Center Event Focuses on T-Cell Leukemia
The next UC Cancer Center seminar will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 6, in the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. A. Thomas Look, MD, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will discuss "Emerging Genetics of T-Cell Leukemia: The Role of Notch Signaling." The event is free and continuing medical education credits are available. For more information, contact Nancy Crossen at (513) 558-1284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC Med Mentors Hold Magic Show Fundraiser
UC Med Mentors will stage a magic show fundraiser at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Kresge Auditorium. This event benefits the UC Med Mentors program and features the magical talents of Randall Wolf, MD, professor of surgery and biomedical engineering, and his children. Admission is by donation only. All UC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail Wan Lim, PhD, at email@example.com.