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FEBRUARY 2007 ISSUE: COVER STORY
UC Dean Solicited to Help Improve Pharmacy Education in the Middle East
During a recent classroom visit, UC's College of Pharmacy Dean Daniel Acosta, PhD, noted that men and women were taught in separate classrooms and even walked through different hallways to get to class.
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Stem Cells May Help Painful Heart Condition
UC physicians are participating in a nationwide clinical trial to test the effectiveness of treating adult heart disease patients with their own stem cells.
UC Finds Common Drug Linked to Increased Rate of Brain Hemorrhage
The rate of intracerebral (brain) hemorrhage associated with blood-thinning drugs quintupled during the 1990s, and in people over 80 the rate increased more than 10-fold, according to a UC study published in the journal Neurology.
Academic Health Center Enacts Tobacco-Free Policy
In light of the recent passage of the Issue 5 smoking ban and for the well-being of employees, students and visitors, the UC Academic Health Center's (AHC) smoking policy has been revised. Effective Thursday, March 1, the AHC will become a tobacco- and smoke-free institution.
Physiology Ranked in Top 10
A new study of faculty productivity showed that UC's systems biology and physiology program ranked No. 6 in the nation.
Genetically Altered Skin Cells May Reduce Lethal Infections in Severe Burn Victims
Burn researchers have created genetically modified skin cells that, when added to cultured skin substitutes, may help fight off potentially lethal infections in patients with severe burns.
Leaders to Present NIH Grant Application Update Feb. 13
Academic Health Center leaders will present an update on UC's application for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award at noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Kresge Auditorium.
What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Attacks
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of American women, and more women have died of the disease than men since 1984. Despite this, when women seek medical care, doctors may not always associate their symptoms with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and do not treat them as aggressively as men.
Resident's Past Training Leads to Unique Case Study
A UC resident's training in organic chemistry is credited for his swift assessment of a patient at University Hospital-and that quick thinking resulted in an interesting case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Handling Hazardous Materials
Third-year medical student Allegra Tenkman receives some mobility assistance from a Cincinnati fireman during a hazardous materials working course held on Jan. 3.
Team's Rapid Response Saves Patient's Life
When Paul Johnson arrived before dawn at University Hospital for a routine screening exam, he could never have predicted that he'd instead end up in the cardiac catheterization lab, just minutes away from death.
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