Kagan Named President of ABA
Richard Kagan, MD, professor of surgery and director of the division of burn surgery, has been elected president of the American Burn Association (ABA). He is the chief of staff at Shriners Hospital for Children. Kagan’s work with the ABA has focused on advocacy issues for burn units so they remain financially viable, and providing complete, extensive burn care to patients. Kagan is nationally recognized as one of the leading physicians in burn care and research. For more information, visit ameriburn.org.
College of Medicine Well Represented Among Cincinnati's Best Docs
Cincinnati Magazine surveyed more than 5,000 area doctors with this premise: Who would they turn to if a family member or friend needed medical attention? Published in the magazine’s April edition are the names of 130 COM faculty members, adjunct and volunteer associates among the 422 physicians in 42 specialties who are “Cincinnati's Top Doctors.” The edition is on newsstands now.
Rao Elected to Honorary Fellowship
Marepalli Rao, PhD, a professor in environmental health, has been elected a fellow of the International Statistical Institute. Founded in 1885, the institute is one of the oldest scientific organizations in the world and has members from 133 countries. Rao is the only fellow from UC. For more information, visit isi.cbs.nl/.
Fausto Featured for April 12 Gall Lectureship
Nelson Fausto, MD, is the speaker for the annual Edward A. Gall Lectureship, presented by the department of pathology and laboratory medicine. Fausto, professor and chairman of the department of pathology at the University of Washington, will discuss molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration and carcinogenesis. The lecture is from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in Kresge Auditorium. For more information, call Linda Keller at (513) 558-2748 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
43rd Annual Philosophy Colloquium
The UC Department of Philosophy is presenting its 43rd annual colloquium in the Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies, April 12–14. This multidisciplinary event brings together natural and social scientists, philosophers of science, historians and ethicists to discuss the concept, history and philosophy of race as well as its ethical and social implications in biomedical settings. For more information on the topics and speakers, click here, e-mail Koffi Maglo, PhD, at email@example.com or call (513) 556-6341.
Visiting ENT Professor Discusses Nasal Valve
Grant Gillman, MD, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, is presenting “The Evaluation and Management of the Nasal Valve” on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 a.m. in room E-351 of the Medical Sciences Building. For more information, call Mary Evans at (513) 636-9650 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants Fund Minority Blood Donor Campaign
HoxworthBlood Centerhas received $50,000 in grants to develop an education and outreach campaign encouraging minorities to donate blood. Currently, fewer than 8 percent of Hoxworth’s blood donors are minorities. The donation came in the form of two grants of $25,000 each from the H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation and the H.G., H.F. and L.T. Dornette Foundation.
ENT Adds Clinicians and Researcher
David Hom, MD, has been named professor in the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. A facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist most recently at the University of Minnesota, Hom completed a general surgery residency at the University of California and a residency in otolaryngology at University of Michigan Hospitals. He held a fellowship under the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Birmingham, Ala.
Yash Patil, MD, joins UC from the University of South Florida as an assistant professor of otolaryngology. Patil, who specializes in head and neck surgical oncology and micro vascular head and neck reconstruction, completed an internship and residency at the University of Illinois and a fellowship at Washington University.
Reena Dhanda-Patil, MD, has been named assistant professor and director of the otolaryngology for Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Most recently, Dhanda-Patil was an assistant professor at the University of South Florida and the section chief in otolaryngology at Bay Pines VA. She completed her residency at Washington University.
Shanmugam Murugappan, PhD, also joined otolaryngology as a research assistant professor. He will be working with UC Voice Consortium, who are using jet engine noise to learn more about the larynx. Murugappan earned his PhD in aerospace engineering from UC.
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