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Pediatrics Chair Strengthens UC Ties
Most people call him Dr. Strauss. But some know him as “Dr. Sneakers.” Strauss grins as he looks at the gold placard on his desk which displays the treasured nickname. It lies between two, tiny shoes, decorated with zoo animals.
UC–Affiliated Health Web Site Awarded State Funding
A UC–founded health Web site has been awarded $421,000 in state funding to support operations in 2008. The funding will help sustain the $600,000 annual operational budget of NetWellness.org, a commercial-free, consumer health Web site produced by Ohio’s three medical research universities
Supplement May Improve Memory Results of a small pilot study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at UC, suggest that chromium picolinate supplementation enhanced memory and motor function in older adults.
Doctoral Students Get Pinned
The College of Allied Health Sciences honored its inaugural class of physical therapy doctoral students at the program’s first annual pinning ceremony Dec. 7.
Medical College Department Finalizes New Name The genome science department—a UC College of Medicine unit located at UC’s Genome Research Institute (GRI)—has changed its name to better reflect the department’s research focus.
Docs Go Deep in the Wilderness to Test Emergency Skills
On an unusually warm day in this past October, medical students Patrick Harvey and Conal Roche were hiking in the woods when they encountered a small plane wreck. Inside the wreckage, they found a male pilot and a woman with her infant child.
Attention Guys: Testicular Cancer Isn't as Rare as You May Think
Paying closer attention to the look and feel of your testicles could be a lifesaver. Each year, nearly 8,000 American men—many between the ages of 20 and 39—are diagnosed with testicular cancer. And in most cases, the disease is first detected by self-examination.
Med Mentor Program Earns Foundation Support UC Med Mentors, a College of Medicine mentoring organization pairing medical students with children from Cincinnati Public Schools, has received a three-year, $30,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation.